Areas of Law

Family

When should I contact a Family Law Attorney?

  • I am seeking a divorce or my spouse has filed for divorce.
  • I am getting married and want to have a pre-nuptial agreement.
  • I want to establish or modify a child support order or believe that the terms of an order have been violated.
  • I have an upcoming court date in the Probate & Family Court.
  • I are concerned about the welfare of a child and feel that he/she should be placed in the care of a guardian.

Why should I hire a Family Law Attorney?

Family law cases are often highly complicated, time sensitive, and emotional. Legal proceedings can vary based on the individual situation. For these reasons, it is important to hire an attorney who is familiar with Massachusetts guidelines and who has past experience with family law matters.

How do I choose a Family Law Attorney?

Hiring an attorney without past experience in similar types of cases can potentially result in undesirable outcomes. A good place to start your search is through the Boston Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service, which has attorneys with experience in a wide variety of family law matters, and with a variety of payment options that can be flexible.

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News & Events

Jan 20, 2020

New Court Resource: Superior Court Statewide Conciliation Program

The Superior Court has announced a new statewide conciliation program for civil cases beginning January 19, 2021, in Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk and Worcester Counties. The Superior Court plans to expand the program to other counties later in 2021...

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January 14, 2021

Resources for Renters, Homeowners, and Landlords During COVID-19

The Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General has released a resource to help tenants that are facing eviction know their rights. This resource includes useful information regarding court orders, financial help, and useful info for hearings. It gives useful tips on tenant’s rights, such as...

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December 24, 2020

LRS Holiday Hours Update

Due to the upcoming holiday season, our phone lines will be closed until January 4th, 2021. You are still able to receive referrals online, 24/7 by going to our website here and clicking “Get Started”. If you are having technical issues with the website, or would need extra assistance, please email us at lrs@bostonbar.org.

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