Verrill’s family law attorneys are highly regarded for their experience, discretion, skill, creativity, and compassion. They have been involved in a number of landmark cases that have brought change to the field of family law. They routinely serve their community by teaching and volunteering their time to court-sponsored programs designed to assist the underserved.

Verrill's family law attorneys counsel and represent high-net-worth individuals and families concerning their rights and obligations in the context of family relationships. Our attorneys are leaders in their field, highly skilled in the art of achieving their clients’ goals, whether it be through negotiation, mediation, or traditional courtroom advocacy, at both the trial and appellate levels.

With access to a conciderable depth and breadth of resources from Verrill’s other practice groups, our attorneys routinely assess and handle the full range of complex financial issues that often confront our clients on such subjects as complex family wealth and estate planning, closely held and publicly traded businesses, real estate, and tax issues.

Our attorneys have extensive experience and are highlyskilled in custody and parenting matters, including "removal" or "move away" cases; parental abduction (both Hague Convention and non-Hague Convention matters), and the myriad difficult issues that confront nontraditional families.

Our Services:


  • Counseling regarding marital rights and obligations
  • Asset planning and protection
  • Prenuptial agreements

Marriage and Divorce

  • Pre-separation counseling
  • Dissolution of marriage
  • Identifying and analyzing complex financial, property, and tax issues
  • Spousal support
  • Child support
  • Custody
  • Parenting plans
  • Removal actions

Post-Divorce Compliance Issues

  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Property division
  • Parenting issues
  • Abduction

Post-Divorce Modifications of Divorce Judgments and Agreements

  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Custody
  • Removal
  • Parenting plans

Non-Marital Relationships

- Establishment of parental rights and obligations

- Establishment of/defense of grandparents’ visitation rights

De Facto Parent:
- Establishment of/defense of de facto parent status

- Establishment of/defense of guardianship actions concerning children

Firm Highlights


Verrill Partner Joins Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission, Family Law Committee


COVID-19 Family Law Impact

The Boston Bar Association published an article interviewing family law attorney and BBA Family Law Section Co-chair David Friedman about how COVID-19 has impacted the family law practice. David also covers what resources family...


How are Families Dealing with the COVID-19 Lockdown?

The Boston Globe published an article, "Will divorce rates spike after COVID-19?" explaining that during the COVID-19 pandemic, some are speculating that there will be a rise in these rates. Verrill family law attorney...


Verrill Partner Appointed to Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Task Force

(July 15, 2020) – Verrill attorney David Friedman was appointed by the Chief Judge of the Massachusetts Trial Court to serve on the 2020-2021 Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Task Force. The task force is...


Nearly 80 Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® 2021, Including a Dozen Named Lawyers of the Year

(August 24, 2020) – Nearly 80 Verrill attorneys were recognized as "Best Lawyers" by Best Lawyers® 2021 , including 12 attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year,” a distinguished recognition for only a single lawyer...


COVID-19: Resources for Our Valued Family Law Clients

This is an unprecedented time in our history, calling for an equally unprecedented level of collaboration among families, especially those who struggle with conflict. We wanted to share with you some facts about how...