Family Law

Divorce and child custody contests often involve some of the most challenging personal, legal and financial disputes people may encounter in their lifetime. Our family law attorneys counsel individuals through the full range of divorce, separation, and child custody matters, including joint petitions for divorce, contested petitions for divorce, complaints for contempt and complaints for modification

We provide practical advice focused on appropriate outcomes. Clients turn to Mountain Dearborn’s experienced family law attorneys for clear guidance that effectively resolves disputes, allowing individuals to move forward with their lives. Our proven track record for effectively handling divorce and custody matters assures clients that they can rely on Mountain Dearborn for guidance through what can be an emotionally charged period.

Child Custody

Mountain Dearborn attorneys provide pragmatic representation for individuals enduring divorce. We help clients establish co-parenting arrangements with the parties and their children, including resolving issue regarding removal of children from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Should a custody arrangement be contested, we advocate for clients in court settings to reach prompt resolution.

Alimony/Spousal Support

Mountain Dearborn attorneys assist in determining whether an alimony award is necessary or appropriate. We help clients establish initial alimony awards, as well as review existing alimony awards and assist when appropriate to terminate, modify or extend an existing order.

Business Owners

Mountain Dearborn attorneys are especially adept in handling the complex financial issues regarding business ownership and its impact in divorce proceedings. We understand the business valuation process and can address all issues in divorce that are impacted by business ownership.


Mountain Dearborn attorneys handle many cases seeking to establish the paternity of a child. Once paternity is established, we guide clients with respect to their rights for custody, parenting time, support and other child-related issues.

Guardianship & Conservatorship For Minor Children

Our lawyers represent parents, family members and other interested persons in obtaining guardianship and conservatorship for minor children. We are experienced dealing with families who are receiving services from the Department of Children and Family Services and individuals seeking proper care for children before the involvement of outside agencies should parents become unavailable or indisposed for a period of time.


Our attorneys are experienced representing clients in the court system. However, when couples seek alternative means to resolve their family disputes, we act as neutrals using proven mediation tactics. Informed by our experience within the court system and working with parties, we provide candid and pragmatic approaches to settling disputes outside of court.