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Divorce And Family Law Attorneys

Divorce in the Boston area is stressful and intimidating, whatever your specific family and personal circumstances may be. How you deal with family law problems after or apart from divorce, such as any type of custody, visitation or support dispute, can also have a major impact on your relationships and future happiness. Information is power in these situations. You need advice that is credible, practical and easy to understand.

When decisions involving your children, assets and future financial obligations will be made, you should have a clear understanding of relevant Massachusetts laws. It is essential to establish key priorities and explore all legal options. In our view, the most important thing is to have experienced, balanced divorce attorney focused on finding the best approach to your case. For more tips on making this choice, see our article on How To Find A Good Divorce Lawyer.

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Family Law

Amaral & Associates P.C. has a proven track record and success rate even with the most complicated divorces and family law related matters, including, but not limited to, alimony, alimony reform, modification … Learn More



People at the beginning of the divorce process are rightfully concerned about the tolls the process will take both emotionally and financially. In a high percentage of cases, disputed issues can be… Learn More.


Parenting Coordinator

A Parent Coordinator is similar to a mediator where a trained attorney or mental health professional who has a background in child custody and parenting time disputes assist parents to resolve and reach .… Learn More.

Family Law

ad litem

In high conflict child custody cases in Massachusetts, it is not uncommon for the court to appoint a Guardian ad Litem (also known as a GAL). However, many parents do not know what a GAL is … Learn More

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Protecting You in Divorce and Family Law

We Will Approach Your Case In A Manner That Reduces Time, Saves Costs And Meets Your Needs And Goals

Complex, emotionally charged family law issues are familiar territory for us at Amaral & Associates, P.C. We have more than 30 years of collective experience helping men and women resolve their divorces and other family law matters. Attorneys Edward L. Amaral, Jr., and Talia Simonds are proven capable of handling the most contested disputes, and we strive to help as many clients as possible resolve issues through divorce and family law mediation.

Either Attorney Amaral or Attorney Simonds will step in and help you at any point in the processes of preparing for and getting through divorce. Many people find that our FIT™ Divorce Mediation Program — so named because it is designed to provide a fast, inexpensive and thorough experience — is ideally suited to their goals.

However, if a strategic, all-out effort is required to protect your interests in any aspect of divorce and family law, we will guide you through every step required to prepare for and get through your divorce or other family law challenge. Our full-service divorce representation includes, but is not limited to: alimony, alimony reform, modifications of alimony, child support, modifications of child support, parenting plans, contempt actions, custody, removal of children from Massachusetts to another state, paternity, division of assets, division of liabilities, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, medical and life insurance, and complicated financial and tax matters. We will guide you every step of the way to help you prepare for and get through your divorce or other family law matter.

Founder and CEO

Edward L. Amaral, Jr.

Attorney  Amaral is a long time believer in integrating state of the art technology into the antiquated legal profession, especially divorce and divorce mediation. He is the President of the family law firm, Amaral & Associates P.C. and his practice primarily focuses on divorce and divorce mediation services combined with post-estate planning services for his clients.

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Talia Simonds

Talia Simonds

Talia Simonds concentrates her practice in all areas of Family Law, including divorce, child custody and support, alimony, modification and contempt actions, paternity, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.  Talia also is certified as a Parenting Coordinator. Talia was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2008, but has experience working in the legal profession since the mid-1990’s, much of which has been in the area of Family Law…Read More Learn more about Co-Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic.