Family Law


Wilchins Cosentino & Novins Law Firm
The Value of Wilchins Cosentino & Novins

Wilchins Cosentino & Novins is a mid-sized law firm purposefully designed to offer exceptional service and exceptional value to our clients. At WCN, we are large enough to have expertise in many law practices including family law, while small enough to deliver exceptional service through a personalized, concierge approach. We serve clients in Massachusetts with our primary office in Wellesley, MA and additional offices in Chelmsford and Boston.

Divorce cases may involve complex collateral questions regarding taxes, trusts and estates and business entities, and family lawyers at small family law firms may not have ready access to tax attorneys, trust and estate attorneys, corporate and real estate attorneys to assist and advise their clients on such questions. As a mid-sized law firm, we have these experienced attorneys available to collaborate, working together on our clients’ behalf at a value Boston-based firms cannot match.


At Wilchins Cosentino & Novins our divorce attorneys are committed to helping individuals and families successfully navigate the divorce process. With decades of experience, our team of top rated divorce lawyers is able to offer a wide range of legal services to fit each individual’s needs. Experienced in both divorce mediation and litigation, our family lawyers work closely with each client to develop the best strategy to protect their interests. We have vast experience in resolving cases through collaborative negotiation and mediation and in litigating complex and contentious cases in the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court system.

Divorces can be complex and our divorce lawyers are skilled in advising and counseling our clients on complicated matters including division of property, alimony, child support and child custody and parenting time. Issues related to a family law matter can touch on many other areas of the law including real estate, tax law and trusts and estates. Our firm offers the tremendous benefit of having attorneys who specialize in these areas to consult with as we analyze, negotiate and litigate your divorce.

Representative Cases

Family Law

Case Study

Financial Settlement Saves Thousands of Dollars in High-Conflict Divorce Case

David Burgess

Other Cases

In a divorce case involving a contest over the division of assets, we demonstrated at trial, through a handwriting expert, that notarized documents purporting to transfer our client’s rights to valuable marital property had been forged. Our client was awarded a larger share of the contested assets than he otherwise would have received.
We have assisted dozens of couples through mediation in working out and documenting the terms of their divorce, often guiding them in formulating creative solutions to address future contingencies, such as the performance of a business or investment or the future sale of valuable real estate. (Because mediation is a confidential process, we cannot provide details of specific cases here.)

Meet Our Family Law Attorneys at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins

MA Attorney David Burgess

David Burgess

Of Counsel

MA Attorney Michael Friedman

Michael P. Friedman

Senior Counsel


David Burgess was an absolute pleasure to work with … When we had our court date, I had the curious feeling that I was being walked down the aisle in reverse by someone I felt very safe with.

– A.B.

There are many attorneys to choose from and I am grateful that Michael Friedman was recommended to me for my divorce. His experience and professionalism is unparalleled. He kept me calm in moments of frustration and realistic when I went off course. He is an excellent negotiator and very intelligent. Divorce is never a pleasant experience and is filled with lots of the unknown. When push came to shove, Michael drafted an agreement that I was very satisfied with. Thank you, Michael.

Why WCN for Family Law Matters

Why Law Firm

Right-sized. We are large enough to have the depth of expertise and knowledge, while small enough to be available, accessible and personal.

High Caliber Legal Services. Our family law attorneys are experienced, skilled and compassionate to mediate or litigate family law matters in Massachusetts. We put our extensive knowledge and legal acumen to work for you, including collaborating with other attorneys in our firm to develop a thoughtful, cohesive and pragmatic legal strategy.
Breadth of Practice Areas. We designed our law firm and our practice areas to offer a breadth of legal expertise to best serve our clients.
Concierge Approach. Our clients are assured of our accessibility, personal attention and skilled guidance as we seamlessly and adeptly address their legal needs.
Exceptional Value. We deliver exceptional value by being efficient; offering value that Boston-based firms cannot match.
Longevity. At WCN, our clients work with us throughout the many stages of their life. We seek to earn your business and trust, to guide you throughout life’s stages.
Our skilled, caring and experienced family law attorneys are dedicated to listening to and advising our clients to resolve family law matters. We assist clients via mediation or litigation across all areas of family law, including:

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