We are a domestic relations firm where our primary focus is zealous advocacy for our clients. No matter what your situation is, we are here to help. We handle divorce, child custody, support and adoption cases across Massachusetts.
If you are trying to keep your matter outside of the courtroom we can help mediate your case either through mediation or in a collaborative process. Having litigated thousands of family matters in nearly every Probate and Family Court in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts we are uniquely situated to help bring your matter to a fast and equitable resolution.
Is your case currently pending in the Probate and Family Court? Are you tired of being billed by your attorney for listening to voicemail messages? Do you feel like you’re being taken advantage of by being billed $50 or more for sending a one-line email? If you are frustrated with the way your case is handled, we can help, give us a call and see why we’re different.
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Call Callahan Barraco, P.C. today at 508-372-1200 to arrange your free initial consultation.
Family law attorney David L. Callahan has been practicing law for over ten years. His primary focus is domestic relations including divorce, child custody, modification actions, child support, alimony, paternity, guardianship, adoption, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements. Having been involved in thousands of family law matters across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts he puts that experience to use in every case he handles. Attorney Callahan has litigated matters on behalf of people from every walk of life including fathers seeking to enforce their rights, members of the military, the LGBT community and business owners.
“The best part of being a family law attorney is being able to bring some normalcy to people’s lives,” Attorney Callahan says. “When they come to me, they usually think that it’s the worst time of their life and that nothing’s going to get better. And then you explain that the process doesn’t have to be nasty or difficult and that there’s a way to get through it with as little pain as possible. In fact, it’s not uncommon to get a hug from a client when their case is over. That’s when you know you made a difference.” When it comes to dealing with opposing counsel, he added, “I’m very matter of fact and straight to the point, without a lot of back and forth, which often saves clients thousands in legal fees.”
David Callahan is a graduate of the New England School of Law and Becker College. Outside of work, he’s twice finished the Boston Marathon is an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoys spending time with his three beautiful children.
Family law attorney Laurel Barraco thrives on helping people with complex divorce and family law matters. Attorney Barraco has litigated complex divorce, custody and alimony matters in nearly every county in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. “I choose to practice family law because it includes so many different disciplines,” Attorney Barraco said. “We are dealing with domestic relations, restraining orders, housing issues, business law, tax law and sometimes even constitutional issues.”
Known for being efficient and effective, family lawyer Barraco helps clients look beyond the emotional aspect of their circumstance so they can focus on the pragmatic resolution of their divorce, division of property, child custody, child support or alimony case. “I think it makes things easier – and there are better results for the client and their children – when emotions are taken out of the equation so cooler heads can prevail,” she says.
As a breast cancer survivor, Attorney Barraco understands the importance of looking beyond the emotions of the moment when it comes to doing what’s best for the future. In addition, she noted, “Having beaten cancer makes me completely unafraid of any situation that lies before me – cancer has given me the ability to fight harder for my clients.”
Laurel Barraco is a graduate of the New England School of Law and Northeastern University. Outside of work, she’s an avid runner and fitness enthusiast and New York Times crossword puzzler.
“David Callahan took exceptional responsibility and got me more than I even expected to get.” – Micko D.
“Attorney David Callahan had relieved a great deal of anxiety. His positive attitude and wise council along with his understanding of my particular situation made things a bit easier. I would recommend him to anyone who wants a man who is kind and will support your needs, yet be tough when he has to.” – Jennifer S.
“I was very nervous about entering into the legal process of establishing my paternal rights with my son but Attorney Laurel A. Barraco eased my fears and made me comfortable right off the bat. She spoke to me as an equal, very friendly and not looking down on me from a high horse, as my previous experience with other lawyers had shown me. As she explained how the process goes, I began to feel more confident about my situation. She was extremely poised when negotiating with the opposing party involved.
I was very pleased with the outcome and I am very grateful for all the hard work that Attorney Laurel A. Barraco put in helping me with a custody battle that is an extremely stressful situation to go I was very nervous about entering into the legal process of establishing my paternal rights with my son but Attorney Laurel A. Barraco eased my fears and made me comfortable right off the bat. She spoke to me as an equal, very friendly and not looking down on me from a high horse, as my previous experience with other lawyers had shown me.
As she explained how the process goes, I began to feel more confident about my situation. She was extremely poised when negotiating with the opposing party involved. I was very pleased with the outcome and I am very grateful for all the hard work that Attorney Laurel A. Barraco put in helping me with a custody battle that is an extremely stressful situation to go Hands down the best decision I ever made.” – Mike O.
“Attorney David Callahan has been my lawyer since 2008. He is an attorney that you can trust and know that he is in your corner. He has a warm personality and is completely down to earth. He never makes you feel like your case is not important or that you do not matter. He will take the opportunity to get to know you. He takes his time to listen and explain to you in easy details about the fees and how the court process works so that you clearly understand.
Whenever I needed to follow up with him about a case, he is always available and if he was unavailable because he was in court, he would always call you back that same day or the following. He has handled all of my cases from car accidents to child support. Attorney Callahan made sure that I got what was truly entitled to me – no doubt. I never once felt stressed out about my cases because I knew that he was on top of it. He will always give you the best legal service possible and that’s why I will continue to keep him as my lawyer.” – Demetris T.
“Attorney Dave Callahan recently handled my divorce. He was professional, easy to talk to and provided fantastic, straight-forward and clear counsel throughout the process. He got me through a tough situation with the best possible outcome. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting a top notch lawyer who will get the job done." –Peter E.
“Laurel and her team were excellent to work with. I found them to be fair, knowledgeable, compassionate, and responsive. My divorce case was particularly intense, and financially complex. I was able to build relationships with lawyers having specific expertise in the subject matter at hand. I found all three lawyers I worked with to be equally professional, and just simply good people to work with. They supported me through what could have been a disaster, to a very good resolution.” – Greg A.
“Laurel advised me in a divorce and custody dispute and helped me get the best result possible for my client. She has extensive knowledge on divorce and custody proceedings, and I highly recommend her.” – Attorney Kathryn G.