Massachusetts Divorce Lawyers & Family Law Attorneys

 

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Scheduling a Consultation with a Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer or Family Law Attorney

A free, custom, confidential assessment of your case by Attorney Damian Turco, Turco Legal’s principal divorce lawyer and family law attorney, is the best way to learn about the law and your rights. We do consultations by phone or Zoom Meeting. Just call (866) 995-6663 or schedule online using the links below.

Family Law and Divorce Lawyer Testimonials

We love working with clients who do their homework before speaking with us. While going through a divorce or other family law matter can be complicated and stressful, our job is to educate, advocate, and bring the case to a fair and reasonable resolution. Delivering great results is the minimum expectation. Exceeding client expectations with such stellar results that the client sings our praises — that’s the objective. Here’s a sampling of what a few of our clients had to say about working with the firm:

Effectively Taking Over a Complicated Case…Two Weeks Before Trial

I’m speechless at this point in my partnership with Turco Legal. I spent 2.5+ years with previous counsel that made me feel unstable, hopeless, uninformed and just plain disappointed whether walking out of court or simply within an email exchange. I had it and decided to inquire with Turco Legal which was pretty much the best move I ever made in my case. My initial meeting with Damien made me feel confident 3 minutes into the consultation. He is honest, up front and makes you feel like a partner not a client.

I was teamed with Kristin Sherman and Brianna Rowley for my case. They had 10 days to prepare for my trial date and jumped in feet first. These two are a dynamic duo and absolutely amazing! I was in awe at the work they did in such a small window of time. This group is amazing and I would recommend them until I was blue in the face! They way they made me and my family feel on trial day was nothing short of awesome. Brianna and Kristin has us laughing and light hearted in tandem with prep and emotional support during trial day.

Tara L.

Five Star Google Review

Effectively Managing Complicated Custody Issues

If there is anyone looking for legal representation for the purpose of gaining legal advocacy in a divorce, I could not recommend more the legal team at Turco legal. My divorce was very complicated because it involved complex parenting challenges and issues that were harming our children and preventing them from moving on to thrive. My need for legal advocacy was because I wanted to protect my children. The case was intensely complicated and Turco legal handled it gracefully and with compassion. These things are not the most important when a case is presented in front of a judge but they are important in the private meetings and pretrial conferences. What continues to amaze me is that in court they advocated with logic and knowledge and a complete competency. I hope for anyone suffering through divorce that they have the kind of representation that Turco legal offers.
John Dubus

Five Star Google Review

Complex Financial Expertise

Had a consult with Damian, Brianna joined us. I have been in a very messy long complex divorce matter for almost eight years now. Multiple assets. I wish I had met with this firm from the very beginning. They are extremely qualified. Damian really took his time in the consult, there was no rush, asked all the right questions, and having a second attorney sit in on the consult was also a really smart idea. His follow up in regards to answering my questions afterwards was more than thorough. An extremely qualified group of attorneys. I highly recommend.
Mercedes

Five Star Avvo Review

Our Areas of Expertise

Our attorneys are all career-long divorce and family law practitioners. As a result, each has a unique depth of knowledge with more specialized issues. Whether we leverage our expertise in complex financial cases, high net worth cases, or challenging custody and parenting matters, we are well-positioned to perform.

Complex Financial and High Net Worth Divorce

Although there are financial issues in every divorce, cases presenting financial complexity require greater expertise and more nuanced advocacy. Financial complexity comes in various forms, and may relate to assets or income. Perhaps a divorce case has valuation issues due to atypical assets — such as intellectual property, business interests, or trust benefits. In those cases, each asset has its own accepted methods of valuation. As a result, variables in the methods oftentimes become disputed. Moreover, as the value of the dispute increases, so does the risk of the court accepting an erroneous valuation.

Similarly, complex income issues arise in various forms as well. For instance, a divorce involving compensation packages can present unique circumstances. This is particularly true with executives, entrepreneurs, trust income beneficiaries, and professional practices. Attorneys unfamiliar with compensation structures are less likely to understand the nuances or spot relevant issues. Another income issue that may also arise is that of voluntary unemployment or underemployment. In the event that a party’s spouse has voluntarily left his or her employment or accepted a lesser paying job, what should the party do? Under those circumstances, an attorney must be able to assess the appropriateness of attribution and imputation of income, especially in cases involving child support or alimony.

We represent clients through these complex financial and high net worth issues regularly. Furthermore, we often work with financial experts to bring these cases to resolution. Such experts may be forensic accountants and vocational experts. We also work with experts in business valuation. In light of the subject matter and potential need for collaboration, a divorce lawyer with experience handling cases of this nature provides a clear advantage.

Complex Child Custody and Parenting Issues

From one case to the next, child custody matters encompass a broad spectrum of issues. Perhaps divorcing parents do not agree about whether they should share custody, or if their child should live primarily with one of them. It may be that one parent seeks to relocate with the child out-of-state or to another part of the Commonwealth. Or, it may be that one parent struggles with substance abuse, mental illness or a personality disorder. Perhaps one parent is alienating the child from the other, or abusing or neglecting the child. These types of issues commonly arise in our practice, creating challenging and complex child custody cases that require a high level of expertise.

When a case involves a child, the stakes are unavoidably raised. This is especially true when the parents do not agree on child-related matters. Or, when the case involves a complex parenting issue like those described above. Nonetheless, a strong, experienced advocate can make a significant difference for the parent and child. For one, a highly qualified attorney can assist in developing a well-reasoned custody plan that addresses the concerns of the parent-client. Secondly, a seasoned lawyer can best present a child custody case to a judge, demonstrating why a certain approach is in the child’s best interests and, therefore, should be implemented.

When we take on a complex child custody case, we architect case strategy in collaboration with our client. We do this in order to best deliver a safe, stable, and carefully thought-out parenting plan that keeps the child’s best interests at heart. Moreover, in the most conflicted cases, we work with parenting and mental heath experts. We may also motion the court for psychological evaluations, drug or alcohol testing, and the appointments of Guardians Ad Litem or parenting coordinators.

Complex Financial and High Net Worth Divorce

Although there are financial issues in every divorce, cases presenting financial complexity require greater expertise and more nuanced advocacy. Financial complexity comes in various forms, and may relate to assets or income. Perhaps a divorce case has valuation issues due to atypical assets — such as intellectual property, business interests, or trust benefits. In those cases, each asset has its own accepted methods of valuation. As a result, variables in the methods oftentimes become disputed. Moreover, as the value of the dispute increases, so does the risk of the court accepting an erroneous valuation.

Similarly, complex income issues arise in various forms as well. For instance, a divorce involving compensation packages can present unique circumstances. This is particularly true with executives, entrepreneurs, trust income beneficiaries, and professional practices. Attorneys unfamiliar with compensation structures are less likely to understand the nuances or spot relevant issues. Another income issue that may also arise is that of voluntary unemployment or underemployment. In the event that a party’s spouse has voluntarily left his or her employment or accepted a lesser paying job, what should the party do? Under those circumstances, an attorney must be able to assess the appropriateness of attribution and imputation of income, especially in cases involving child support or alimony.

We represent clients through these complex financial and high net worth issues regularly. Furthermore, we often work with financial experts to bring these cases to resolution. Such experts may be forensic accountants and vocational experts. We also work with experts in business valuation. In light of the subject matter and potential need for collaboration, a divorce lawyer with experience handling cases of this nature provides a clear advantage.

Complex Child Custody and Parenting Issues

From one case to the next, child custody matters encompass a broad spectrum of issues. Perhaps divorcing parents do not agree about whether they should share custody, or if their child should live primarily with one of them. It may be that one parent seeks to relocate with the child out-of-state or to another part of the Commonwealth. Or, it may be that one parent struggles with substance abuse, mental illness or a personality disorder. Perhaps one parent is alienating the child from the other, or abusing or neglecting the child. These types of issues commonly arise in our practice, creating a challenging and complex child custody case that requires a high level of expertise.

When a case involves a child, the stakes are unavoidably raised. This is especially true when the parents do not agree on child-related matters. Or, when the case involves a complex parenting issue like those described above. Nonetheless, a strong, experienced advocate can make a significant difference for the parent and child. For one, a highly qualified attorney can assist in developing a well-reasoned custody plan that addresses the concerns of the parent-client. Secondly, a seasoned lawyer can best present a child custody case to a judge, demonstrating why a certain approach is in the child’s best interests and, therefore, should be implemented.

When we take on a complex child custody case, we architect case strategy in collaboration with our client. We do this in order to best deliver a safe, stable, and carefully thought-out parenting plan that keeps the child’s best interests at heart. Moreover, in the most conflicted cases, we work with parenting and mental heath experts. We may also motion the court for psychological evaluations, drug or alcohol testing, and the appointments of Guardians Ad Litem or parenting coordinators.

Achieving the Best Outcome in Your Family Law Case

You need a family law and divorce lawyer you trust. We understand the subject matter is stressful and the process is stressful. Although that is true, we provide the guidance and advocacy you need to resolve your case with the best possible outcome.

In fact, we have successfully handled over a thousand divorce and family law matters. Our caseload ranges from counseling and drafting uncontested separation agreements to litigating cases through trial. We also have the training and experience to handle the most complex cases. Although we always take a conciliatory approach, we prepare to aggressively try our cases as well. We know excellent preparation maximizes the likelihood of excellent results.

Our attorney-client relationships are built upon a foundation of clear communication and transparency. We work tirelessly to ensure our clients receive precise and well-informed legal counsel and guidance. Throughout the legal process, we consider each client’s concerns and goals, and dedicate ourselves to achieving the best result in every case. At Turco Legal, we believe you should expect nothing less from your divorce lawyer than results-oriented advocacy.

 

Why Choose Turco Legal


The attorneys at Turco Legal have over 100 years of combined legal experience, successfully resolving over a thousand divorce and family law matters.

We have extensive experience with every stage of litigation and every strategy for resolution. Whether it be through out-of-court mediation, a deliberate, fair and smart settlement, or by aggressively representing you at trial — we are prepared to bring your case to resolution, ensuring the best legal outcome in your matter. 

We are a team of seasoned divorce and family law attorneys with extensive experience in matters involving child support and alimony, custody and parenting time, complex financial matters, modifications, contempt actions, and appeals.

Our client-centered approach provides every client with well-informed and thorough guidance and counsel. We prioritize your concerns and goals, while responsibly managing legal costs.

 

Achieving the Best Outcome in Your Family Law Case

 

You need a family law and divorce lawyer you trust. We understand the subject matter is stressful and the process is stressful. Although that is true, we provide the guidance and advocacy you need to resolve your case with the best possible outcome.

In fact, we have successfully handled over a thousand divorce and family law matters. Our caseload ranges from counseling and drafting uncontested separation agreements to litigating cases through trial. We also have the training and experience to handle the most complex cases. Although we always take a conciliatory approach, we prepare to aggressively try our cases as well. We know excellent preparation maximizes the likelihood of excellent results.

Our attorney-client relationships are built upon a foundation of clear communication and transparency. We work tirelessly to ensure our clients receive precise and well-informed legal counsel and guidance. Throughout the legal process, we consider each client’s concerns and goals, and dedicate ourselves to achieving the best result in every case. At Turco Legal, we believe you should expect nothing less from your divorce lawyer than results-oriented advocacy.

 

Why Choose Turco Legal


The attorneys at Turco Legal have over 100 years of combined legal experience, successfully resolving over a thousand divorce and family law matters.

We have extensive experience with every stage of litigation and every strategy for resolution. Whether it be through out-of-court mediation, a deliberate, fair and smart settlement, or by aggressively representing you at trial — we are prepared to bring your case to resolution, ensuring the best legal outcome in your matter. 

We are a team of seasoned divorce and family law attorneys with extensive experience in matters involving child support and alimony, custody and parenting time, complex financial matters, modifications, contempt actions, and appeals.

Our client-centered approach provides every client with well-informed and thorough guidance and counsel. We prioritize your concerns and goals, while responsibly managing legal costs.

 

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