Divorce & Family Law Protect Your Family & Your Assets

Powerful Advocacy from Massachusetts Family Law Attorneys

Helping Families in Hingham & Throughout Massachusetts

Lynch & Owens is composed of the South Shore’s premier family law lawyers dedicated to providing Massachusetts residents with the best representation in divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, alimony, property division, and other family law matters. If you need assistance with starting the divorce process, from determining the grounds for divorce in Massachusetts and the divorce filing petition, call us!

Our Massachusetts family lawyers concentrate on the following divorce and family law services:

Financial Issues: Divorce

Massachusetts Divorce and Family Law Attorneys
  • Familiarity and experience in high net worth divorce cases.
  • Complex and high-value asset valuation and division, including private equity holdings, closely-held businesses, real estate, and compensation assets.
  • Working with expert witnesses to discover hidden assets and value financial holdings for litigation and to conceptualize divorce and separation agreements.
  • Calculating alimony and child support for high-income earners including business owners, real estate developers and corporate executives.
  • Identifying and tracing hidden assets and income through a forensic approach.
  • Conceptualizing divorce agreements to maximize after-tax cash flow and cooperative asset division.
  • Negotiating and settling complex divorce cases in a cost-effective matter.

Financial Issues: Post-Divorce & Unmarried Parents

  • Establishing child support in cases involving unmarried parents.
  • Contempt representation in actions to enforce existing orders and judgments.
  • Modification pursuing or defending against modification of support.

Child Custody & Parenting Time

  • Developing and conceptualizing comprehensive Parenting Plans.
  • Litigation of child custody matters including legal and physical custody, primary custody versus shared physical custody, abuse and neglect, parental alienation, parental fitness and substance abuse, and removal cases.
  • Modification of existing custody orders, judgments and Parenting Plans.
  • Contempt representation in actions to enforce custody orders and judgments.

Prenuptial & Separation Agreements

  • Drafting and conceptualizing Prenuptial Agreements.
  • Litigating prenuptial agreements to determine enforce-ability and terms.
  • Drafting and conceptualizing comprehensive Separation Agreements.

How Long Do I Need to Reside in Massachusetts to File for Divorce?

The short and straight-forward answer is that you must reside in Massachusetts for one year, and your child must reside in-state for at least six months, before you can file for divorce in Massachusetts. While there are exceptions to these rules, these exceptions often include complex legal concepts that lay persons generally struggle to understand and follow — and any drafting or procedural mistake you make (based on advice you received over the internet) can have a incurable negative impact on your case moving forward. You need to sit down with an experienced family law attorney if you would like to file for divorce less than one year after moving to Massachusetts.

Our Divorce & Family Law Resources

Questions about Massachusetts family law? Do you need legal insight on the divorce process?

Visit our Massachusetts divorce and family law resource pages:

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One-Hour Consultation

If you face a family law issue and are seeking legal representation, please call us at (781) 253-2049. One of our Massachusetts family lawyers will consult with you and evaluate your potential case after you call to schedule an appointment. We will help you navigate your legal issue with care, diligence and strong, cost-effective client service.

Try Our Massachusetts Alimony Calculator

Think you have an alimony case in Massachusetts? Estimate the amount and duration of alimony in your case with the Lynch & Owens Massachusetts alimony calculator:

Massachusetts Alimony Calculator - Lynch & Owens

What Clients Have to Say

Our solid reputation for legal excellence in the northern Plymouth County area runs more than 20 years deep. Our testimonials from past clients alone prove that our firm is a force to be reckoned with both inside and outside of the courtroom. Read their reviews to see for yourself.
  • “Attorney Owens represented me in a modification of my divorce agreement. I was very happy with his work.”

    Former Client

  • “If I sound like a fan, it is because I am. "Integrity" is the word that always comes to mind when I think of dealing with him.”


  • “I have found Attorney Owens to be open, receptive, communicative, respectful and willing to partner in a team effort to achieve what is fair and deserved”


  • “Amazing professional and to the point. She's also a wonderful person and easy to talk to”


  • “His knowledge and understanding of the law and his clarity of thought were a supreme comfort to me”


  • “Nicole Levy is an exceptional attorney. She is highly ethical, effective, and level-headed.”

    Former Client

  • “Kim was exceptional to work with and I've referred anyone else from my area to her as well”


  • “Jim and his staff treated me wonderfully; they were patient and supportive during a very difficult time in my life.”

    Former Client

  • “Her knowledge and experience, coupled with her no-nonsense approach to client protection and upholding the law, made a stressful and trying situation much easier to understand and navigate through.”

    Susan D.

  • “She was prompt with responses, experienced with future issues that were avoided because of her expertise. I feel more confident knowing I have her on my side.”

    Megan C.

  • “Attorney Levy made my divorce as painless as possible. She's fantastic.”

    Former Client

  • “Everyone I dealt with from their administrative staff to their newly hired attorneys were professional, patient and kind.”


  • “The attorneys at Lynch & Owens are fabulous. Very professional.”

    Allison V.

  • “James has proven himself to be both knowledgeable and diligent. I would recommend Jim and his Law Firm to anyone”

    Former Client

  • “Jason is on top of his work immediately when it has to be done. He is a great person and is very trustworthy.”

    Former Client