Life is a series of transitions, some expected and some not— births and adoptions; engagements, marriages, and divorces; transfer of wealth between spouses, generations, and others; declining physical and cognitive health with the need for care; life’s final stages; and the legacy left behind.

Verrill’s Family Law and Private Clients attorneys are highly skilled, discreet counselors to individuals and generations of families. When you are planning for or unexpectedly facing changes in your life, we will be there to listen; to understand your needs, preferences, and priorities; and to guide you.

Our practice is regional, national, and international. Our experienced attorneys in other disciplines, including Real Estate, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Intellectual Property, Business, and Health Care allow us to handle the full range of complex financial and other personal issues confronting our clients and their families. We work with individuals and families, business owners, public figures, professional athletes, executives of both publicly traded and privately held companies, and family offices on matters including:

  • Adoption
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Alternative reproduction
  • Asset protection planning
  • Charitable gift planning, including planned giving and private foundations
  • Child custody
  • Divorce
  • Durable powers of attorney and health care proxies and directives
  • Estate administration
  • Estate and income tax and financial planning
  • Estate planning
  • Family office management
  • Guardianship and conservatorship of children and adults
  • Intergenerational gifting
  • International family law
  • LGBTQIA+ legal issues
  • Multigenerational ownership and succession of family compounds and vacation properties
  • Non-married and co-habitants agreements
  • Parental rights
  • Post-marital agreements
  • Pre-marriage planning and agreements
  • Probate and trust litigation
  • Separation
  • Succession planning for closely held businesses
  • Trust management/fiduciary services

For more information on services and the teams that provide them, see below.

Individuals & Families Services