Divorce Litigation & Family Law


Bowditch & Dewey provides representation to individuals in all aspects of divorce and family law matters. Although our lawyers have extensive experience and have been involved in several significant cases that have changed Massachusetts law in this area, we do not rest on past accomplishments. After a thorough analysis, we identify the unique aspects of each matter and the specific goals of each client. We then consider the possibility of swift, amicable resolution through a comprehensive agreement tailored to meet the specific goals of each client. When agreement is simply not possible, Bowditch & Dewey has the experience and resources to thoroughly and aggressively represent our clients in the courtroom. We have a vast network of professionals to assist us in the evaluation, preparation and trial of both economic and non economic issues, including Bowditch & Dewey's nationally recognized business, real estate, tax, estate and appellate lawyers.

Our services include:

  • The negotiation, drafting and litigation of marital agreements
  • The determination of child custody, visitation and removal
  • The determination of child support and alimony
  • Advising clients involved in mediation and arbitration
  • Representing clients at all stages of criminal and civil proceedings arising from divorce matters
  • The prosecution and defense of paternity actions