Boston Family Attorneys represent clients who are involved in legal proceedings surrounding family issues such as divorce, child support, property settlements, child welfare, adoption, marriage, pre-nuptual agreements, and spousal abuse. Since nearly all Boston family attorneys also deal with divorce issues, and since a great number of internet users search for divorce attorneys, we have given this category the name "Divorce and Family Attorneys".
In order to avoid excessive category overlap, you will find the following types of attorneys listed in our Family Attorneys section:
Divorce Attorneys are family attorneys who specialize in divorce but may also practice other areas of family law. When the divorce case involves children, divorce attorneys will usually also deal with the issues of alimony, custody, and child support.
Adoption Attorneys are family attorneys who specialize in adoption.
Some aspects of family law, especially the aspects related to divorce law, are theoretically part of the branch of law commonly referred to as Civil Litigation. In practice however, most divorce attorneys and family attorneys do not branch into other areas of civil litigation. Follow the link to learn more about Civil Litigation Attorneys.