Marriage and divorce, a child or adult in need of guardianship or conservatorship, a custody order that needs to be decided or modified, the termination or modification of  an alimony or child support order; all are life changing events, all involve the intervention of the Probate and Family Court,  and all are made easier with the involvement of an effective and compassionate attorney. 

A third of all divorce filings in 2011 contained the word “Facebook,” and more than 80 percent of U.S. divorce attorneys say social networking in divorce proceedings is on the rise.
— Divorce Online and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, respectively.

With any family matters, especially those involving divorce, child custody and support, parenting plans, modifications to prior judgments or separation agreements, spousal support (alimony), and property division, our goal is always to understand the wants and needs of our client. Whether the answer is mediation or litigation, Hyde, Poor & Associates has the expertise and experience bring closure to difficult issues involving the family, 


Our firm prides itself in its efforts to resolve family matters in a compassionate, cost effective and efficient manner with a focus on serious negotiation before resorting to trial.   

Diana Mueller, Esq. of Hyde, Poor & Associates discusses the topic of parental alienation and how it effects children in custody and visitation cases.

Attorney Francine Traiger Poor discusses 26 common myths about divorce in Massachusetts.

Care is taken by this firm to understand the client's wishes and how to meet them within the law. Going it alone in the probate courts can have a devastating effect for years to come.

In addition to extensive experience in all areas of family law, Attorney Traiger Poor is also a Category F Guardian ad Litem and a bonded conservator. Attorney Mueller is a trained mediator and a member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation. 

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Hyde, Poor & Associates can help you with all aspects of family law.  Please call 978-425-0005 for a confidential consultation