Family Law and Divorce

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In this dynamic world of divorce, paternity and custody disputes, the attorneys in our Family Law Group possess exceptional reputations, knowledge and experience in Family Law. We provide attentive, dependable and cutting-edge legal representation. Whether you are looking for the right lawyer to represent you in a simple uncontested divorce, custody dispute or complex property litigation, Mirick O’Connell will provide you with discreet representation and experienced staff.

Our Family Law Group attorneys advise a broad range of clientele, including CEOs, politicians, members of the judiciary and bar, physicians, executives, entrepreneurs, homemakers and hourly wage earners.

Our clients deserve and rightly expect prompt attention from their legal team. To facilitate this, we maintain responsive standards to ensure our clients maximum accessibility and prompt attention to their questions and concerns.

We know that divorce and family disputes are some of the most difficult times in our clients’ lives and we strive to provide the consideration and sensitivity our clients need. Most importantly, we will help you focus on your future.

The services provided by Mirick O’Connell’s Family Law Group include:

  • Divorce – from simple to complex
  • Hidden Asset Discovery
  • Child Support
  • Parenting Plans
  • Paternity
  • Removal / Relocation of Children
  • Alimony, spousal support and maintenance, including termination, modification and extension
  • Post Judgment Enforcement and Contempt
  • Property Valuation, including real estate, pensions, stock options, businesses, sophisticated investment entities and intellectual property
  • Estate Planning
  • Guardianship
  • Same Sex Divorce
  • Real Estate Partition
  • Name Change
  • Asset Restraining Orders
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • Grandparent’s Rights
  • Pre-Divorce Counseling
  • Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements

Mirick O’Connell also provides credentialed, experienced Family Law Neutral Services including:

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Discovery Master
  • Conciliation

Practice Chair

John A. Shea

John A. Shea
Partner

Mirick O'Connell Named Tier 1 Firm by U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" in 2021

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28 Mirick O'Connell Attorneys Named to 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

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19 Mirick O'Connell Attorneys Named to 2021 Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch List

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Fern Frolin and Tim Braughler author Boston Business Journal article "Don't Say That! Are Non-Disparagement Orders Lawful?"

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Tim Braughler to moderate Boston Bar Association Webinar: Sophisticated Financial Issues in Divorce Matters and the Impact of COVID-19


PODCAST: Grace Roessler discusses The Role of Life Insurance in Divorce Matters

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We Stand in Solidarity: A message to our clients and our community.

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PODCAST: Tim Braughler discusses divorcing couples' First Amendment rights to disparage each other on social media

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PODCAST: Fern Frolin talks about out-of-court divorces

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Fern Frolin quoted, "Non-disparagement orders improperly restrained speech," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, May 13, 2020

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PODCAST: Fern Frolin provides overview for beginners about the divorce process in Massachusetts | Recorded 5.10.20

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PODCAST: Tim Braughler discusses rights of unmarried couples who live together | Recorded 5.4.20

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PODCAST: Arthur Bergeron talks about alternatives to nursing homes during COVID-19 | Recorded 4.27.20

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PODCAST: Grace Roessler discusses Family Law and Divorce during COVID-19

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Divorce Attorney Fern Frolin Dissects Marriage Story - Fact or Fiction?

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Fern Frolin quoted, 'Divorce loans' can provide cash until the settlement comes through

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Mirick O'Connell recognized as "Best Law Firm" for business by Worcester Business Journal

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Fern Frolin co-authors Divorce Magazine article, "TCJA Alimony Tax Changes: the Clock is Ticking!"

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Fern Frolin quoted in The New York Times

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Mirick O'Connell Ranked Largest Law Firm in Central MA

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Fern Frolin Named 2017 "Child Custody Lawyer of the Year" by Lawyer Monthly

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Mirick O'Connell Voted Best Law Firm For Business

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Mirick O'Connell included in the 2018 "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

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Fern Frolin explains New MA Child Support Guidelines

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Fern Frolin Quoted in CNBC Article about, "How to Divorce Like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie"

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Mirick O'Connell Voted Best Law Firm

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Fern Frolin Appointed as Member of the Child Support Guidelines Task Force

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Mirick O'Connell Featured in Worcester Telegram

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Worcester Chamber Salutes Mirick O'Connell on 100 Years of Excellence

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Mirick O'Connell Celebrates 100th Anniversary!

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Fern Frolin to present MBA CLE, "Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Domestic Relations Practice"

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Fern Frolin and Richard Van Nostrand to present at American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Seminar

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ROSEN V. ROSEN, MASS. APP. CT. 15 p-848 Equitable Child Support Credit as a Defense to Contempt

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