Family Law

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Recognized in the 2017 U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings.

Overview

Verrill Dana's family law attorneys are highly regarded for their experience, discretion, skill, creativity, and compassion. They have been involved in a number of landmark cases that have brought change to the field of family law. They routinely serve their community by teaching and volunteering their time to court sponsored programs designed to assist the under-served.

Verrill Dana’s family law attorneys counsel and represent high net worth individuals and families concerning their rights and obligations in the context of family relationships. Our attorneys are leaders in their field, highly skilled in the art of achieving their clients’ goals, whether it be through negotiation, mediation, or traditional court room advocacy both at the trial and appellate levels.

With access to a depth and breadth of resources from Verrill Dana’s other practice groups, our attorneys routinely assess and handle the full range of complex financial issues that often confront our clients on such subjects as complex family wealth and estate planning, closely held and publicly traded businesses, real estate, and tax issues.

Our attorneys have extensive experience and are highly skilled in custody and parenting matters, including issues involving “removal” or “move away” cases; parental abduction (both Hague Convention and non-Hague Convention matters), and the myriad of difficult issues that confront non-traditional families.

Our services:

Pre-Marriage

  • Counseling regarding marital rights and obligations
  • Asset planning and protection
  • Prenuptial agreements:

Marriage and Divorce

  • Pre-separation counseling
  • Dissolution of marriage
  • Identifying and analyzing complex financial, property, and tax issues
  • Spousal support
  • Child support
  • Custody
  • Parenting plans
  • Removal actions

Post-Divorce Compliance issues 

  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Property division
  • Parenting issues
  • Abduction

Post-Divorce Modifications of Divorce Judgments and Agreements

  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Custody
  • Removal
  • Parenting plans

Non-Marital Relationships

Paternity:
-- Establishment of parental rights and obligations

Grandparents:
-- Establishment of/defense of grandparent’s visitation rights

De Facto Parent:
--Establishment of/defense of De Facto Parent status

Guardianship:
-- Establishment of/defense of Guardianship actions concerning children

Contacts

  • Partner
    T: (617) 309-2600
  • Partner
    T: (203) 222-3103
  • Counsel
    T: (207) 253-4632