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Family Law, Divorce and Custody Attorney Practicing in MA & NH - Smethurst Law

A Family Law Attorney Who Can Help You Get Through That Difficult Situation and Move on With Your Life

Whether you’re dealing with divorce, child custody, child support, or asset division, legal matters involving family bring unique emotional and logistical challenges. No one understands these challenges quite like Smethurst Law. After a decade in practice, we’ve become known as a powerful family law advocate and advisor for clients all across Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Why Choose Us as Your Family Lawyer?

Focused experience. Founding partner Heather J. Smethurst has translated her passion and experience into a practice centered solely on family law. Our familiarity with the nuances and procedures of this area means you can trust us to provide informed guidance at every step of your case. We also maintain strong working relationships with other family law attorneys and judges in your region to help maximize the potential for a positive outcome.  


Unwavering client commitment. As your family lawyer, Smethurst Law is dedicated to advancing your interests, resolving your case quickly, and helping you transition smoothly to the next chapter of your life. Honesty and efficiency are the cornerstones of our firm. Although our practice handles many cases involving high net worth assets, we know that every situation is different. If you don’t have significant assets, it’s our priority to make sure you achieve a fair and equitable settlement without wasting the funds you do have on legal fees.


A compassionate yet tough-minded approach. From your very first meeting with Smethurst Law, you’ll find us to be personable, responsive, and empathetic to the struggles you’re facing. At the same time, Attorney Smethurst is a zealous family lawyer and advocate who will vigorously defend your rights and protect your interests, both in and out of the courtroom.

Complete family law services. Smethurst Law offers qualified legal representation for all family law issues. We’ll skillfully guide you through your divorce, whether adversarial or amicable. Got a difficult custody case? We’ve fought for and obtained custody for clients in the most complex of circumstances. Our firm can also assist with 209A restraining orders, guardianship, adoption, basic will, health care proxy, and power of attorney matters.


Get an experienced, assertive family lawyer on your side. Get Smethurst Law. Schedule your free, one-hour consultation today.

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