Massachusetts Family and Divorce Law

When you are facing legal issues relating to your family, Attorney Barbara J. Macy understands and can help. She has served families in Massachustts for 30 years and provides legal services in the following legal areas which arise in the family context:

  • Divorce
  • Break-ups of Unmarried couples
  • Real estate issues related to marital dissolution
  • Probate disputes among family members
  • Mediation
  • Modification and enforcement of prior Judgments
  • Child welfare proceedings (defense)
  • Advice

Real Estate

Attorney Barbara J. Macy’s background in real estate law can be invaluable in considering and implementing options available to her clients regarding real estate in the context of divorce and probate disputes.


Through mediation or litigation, Attorney Barbara J. Macy can help you gain the most equitable results from your divorce, including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Probate and Estate Disputes

Attorney Macy understands that sometimes family members disagree about probate and estate matters, such as wills, trusts, or distribution of property. When she handles your case, she brings her years of experience helping clients resolve disputes in such situations, together with her concern for you as a person.


Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. A trained and experience mediator, Attorney Barbara J. Macy can help you obtain the most equitable settlement.


Divorce should not lead to a financial crisis. She helps you establish an equitable amount of spousal support.

Child custody and visitation

She protects your parental rights to raise your children in an appropriate and supportive home.

Child support

She can ensure that you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy environment.

Child support modification and enforcement

Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or the noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, Barbara J. Macy, Attorney at Law can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Contact a dedicated Boston family law attorney

Call Barbara J. Macy, Attorney at Law at 617-720-4005 to schedule an appointment with a Massachusetts family law attorney, or contact her online.