Family Law


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

We have intentionally designed Wilchins Cosentino & Novins as a mid-sized law firm to provide 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 an additional office in Boston.

Family law cases can 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.

Modification Judgments

Modification of an existing court order or judgment may be required due to changes in employment, marital status or changing needs of children. One common basis for a child support modification is where the children are attending or preparing to attend college, particularly in cases where the children were very young at the time of the divorce and it would have been premature to account for college expenses. Our family law attorneys also frequently represent clients in pursuing or responding to complaints for modification of parenting plans or alimony based on material changes in the parties’ circumstances.

Representative Cases

In a divorce modification case, we secured a substantial reduction in our client’s child support obligation because one of the children now resided with him and, in addition, secured an award of his attorneys’ fees based on our good faith early attempts to resolve the case without the need for contested litigation, which the other party had rebuffed.

Following trial of a modification of alimony case, we successfully proved that the payor had undisclosed sources of income available to pay alimony, resulting in a larger award than our client would otherwise have received.

Following trial of a modification of custody case, we obtained a change in custody for the father of a teenaged son with special needs.

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

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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