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Compassionate Family Law Representation

The outcome of any legal issue in family law can have a considerable impact on you and your family. When you are trying to protect yourself and your family, you deserve to have a Massachusetts attorney who is as committed to your goals as you are.

I am attorney Jennifer Sevigney Durand, and I am proud to offer my clients the representation they need from their lawyers. At Durand Family Law, I know that each client has their own unique objective, and I take the time to build a custom-tailored strategy that guides my clients to their goals. You can learn more about my experience as an attorney here:

Honest And Committed Representation

I specialize in representing clients in all aspects of family law and domestic relations, including:

  • Custody and parenting plans
  • Removal cases
  • Alimony and child support
  • Asset division, including complex business valuation cases
  • Modification actions
  • Contempt actions
  • Paternity actions
  • Prenuptial agreements

As a family law attorney, I have experience with litigation, mediation, and conciliation and am trained as both a conciliator and mediator. While I am comfortable inside a courtroom and am a skilled litigator, whenever possible, I strive to resolve cases and obtain the best results for my clients without the need for court intervention.

I recognize that divorce and post-divorce litigation upends clients’ lives in a myriad of ways, and I strive to represent my clients with compassion, empathy, and grace.

My Experience And Education

Since January 2019, I have served as the Director of Legal Training for the Child and Family Forensic Evaluation Service (CAFFES) at the Center of Excellence for Children, Families and the Law at William James College. CAFFES provides comprehensive forensic psychological evaluations for the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court and Juvenile Court involving children and families going through a divorce, modification, and other custody disputes.

In addition to my private practice and work at CAFFES, I volunteer my time to several legal organizations. I am a mentor for the Women’s Bar Foundation’s Family Law Project. I also devote a considerable amount of time to the Boston Bar Association (BBA). Since 2006, I have been a member of the Boston Bar Association Family Law Section, serving as co-chair of the section from 2012 to 2014. From 2015 to 2018, I sat on the BBA Council, including the BBA Executive Committee from 2016 to 2018.

I also regularly receive appointments from the court to conciliate cases through the Middlesex County Bar Association, the Norfolk County Bar Association, and the Judge Jeffery Abber “We Can Settle” Conciliation Initiative.

I am a member of the Greater Boston Family Law American Inn of Court and the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (“AFCC”). I served on the board of directors for the Massachusetts Chapter of the AFCC from 2008 through 2015 and served as president of the board from April 2013 through April 2014.

I am the author of the Issues Relating to Children chapter and a co-author of the Marital Agreements chapter in MCLE’s Massachusetts Divorce Law Practice Manual.   (MCLE, 3rd Edition, 3rd Supplement, 2021) I have lectured on trust issues in divorce.

I have been named on the Massachusetts “Super Lawyers” list since 2015 and have been given a top ranking by the legal publication Martindale-Hubbell. Before founding Durand Family Law, I was a partner at the firm of Schmidt & Federico, PC.

Prior to entering private practice, I clerked for two years for the justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court. I am a graduate of Providence College (magna cum laude) and Northeastern University School of Law.

My Experience Is Your Advantage

Not all lawyers offer the same level of representation to their clients. You can see my experience here, and you should be able to see how it can benefit you and how I will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the choices you are making and feel empowered to make them. Communication and trust are important factors in the efficient and predictable progression of your case. If you are looking for an attorney who is dedicated to understanding what results you want and to helping you understand what actions can be taken on your behalf then contact my office in Canton (Call 781-562-1408 or email me here)to schedule your initial consultation today and take the first step toward working with a family law attorney you can trust.