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Here at Callahan | Barraco, our team of dedicated attorneys has over 75 years of combined experience in family law. As a client, you are our top priority. We are passionate, honest and sympathetic attorneys who understand that the outcome of your case impacts your family dynamic.

We know family is everything to our clients. Going through a divorce, child custody hearing or military divorce can be emotionally taxing and frustrating. That’s why we pride ourselves on taking the necessary time to listen and talk with our clients. Most importantly, we make ourselves available to our clients.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Family Law
  • Adoption
  • Alimony
  • Child Custody & Support
  • Contempt Actions
  • Divorce
  • Military Divorce
  • Modification Actions
  • Same-Sex Divorce
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Estate Planning
  • Mediation

When it comes to what’s best for you and your family, trust in the attorneys at Callahan | Baraco. We can help mitigate any fears and anxieties you may have during this difficult time.  Call Callahan Barraco, P.C. today at 508-271-7963 to arrange your initial consultation.

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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.

Attorney Laurel Barraco


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.

Attorney Irena Inman

Family law attorney Irena Inman represents men and women in a variety of domestic relations issues, including separation and divorce, child custody and support, spousal support, modifications, contempt of court, restraining orders and allegations of physical abuse and substance abuse.

She represents clients throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire, in virtually every courtroom. Clients appreciate her compassion and passionate advocacy on their behalf, as well as her commitment to promoting the best interests of the children in each case. She is known for being able to resolve tough custody and parenting issues by developing creative solutions to maximize the children’s time with each parent.

Attorney Inman also is masterful at handling the intricacies of cases involving high-net-worth individuals and division of high-asset marital cases. She is adept at untangling complicated financial issues, whether flushing out hidden assets or sorting through pensions, stock options, investments and business interests.

One of the reasons Attorney Inman enjoys handling divorce and family law cases is because it requires a mix of legal knowledge and creativity. She prides herself on staying abreast on changes in case law, in addition to spending time in local courts to see how the judges handle different cases and issues. She uses this information when working with clients to develop successful strategies and as a result Attorney Inman has earned her reputation as a top-notch divorce and family lawyer who’s a force to be reckoned with.

Irena Inman graduated from Wellesley College and Suffolk University Law School. She is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and is an active member of the Massachusetts Bar and the Federal Bar for the District of Massachusetts.

Attorney Dahlia H. Bonzagni

When it comes to divorce and family law, few attorneys have the passion and commitment of Attorney Dahlia Bonzagni. She provides exceptional legal representation for each client, using a blend of compassion and aggressive advocacy on behalf of her clients to help them get everything they deserve.

Given her knowledge and experience, Dahlia provides trusted legal counsel as well as skillful advocacy at the bargaining table and in the courtroom. She enjoys developing a relationship with her clients, getting to know them and their families and identifying what’s important to them. She then works with them to identify strategies that will lead to the best possible outcome. She has earned her well-deserved reputation as a fierce litigator, one who will aggressively fight to protect her clients’ interests at all costs.

Dahlia relishes the challenges of divorce and family law cases, whether representing a client for divorce, a modification of a previous separation agreement, contempt, child custody, child support and parenting plans and alimony or spousal abuse. She especially enjoys cases with challenging or complicated issues, such as those involving fathers’ rights, high-net-worth divorces and cases affected by the state’s new alimony statute.

With her compassion and passion, along with her legal knowledge, skills and experience, count on Attorney Bonzagni to provide superior representation for your divorce or family law matter.

Dahlia Habashy Bonzagni is a graduate of Northeastern University and Suffolk University Law School. She is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 

Attorney Peter M. Delano

Family law attorney Peter Delano represents individuals in a wide range of domestic relations matters in courts throughout Massachusetts, including divorce, child custody disputes, child support, modifications, and complaints for contempt.  Attorney Delano also represents individuals who wish to protect themselves by negotiating pre-marital and marital agreements so that they can control how their assets are divided if they later divorce.  He excels at helping clients through complex and emotional cases, while finding creative solutions to obtain positive results in an efficient manner.

Attorney Delano enjoys looking at his client’s legal issues from every angle to determine the best strategy moving forward.  By doing this, and by taking care to listen to each client’s concerns, he ensures that each client is given a legal plan of attack that is personalized for each particular case.

Attorney Delano is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law and the University of Maine at Farmington.

Partner Hannah M. White

Partner Hannah White has diligently represented clients through intricate and sensitive matters related to divorce, child custody, and probate matters for over 5 years. Hannah takes pride in helping her clients navigate through what can be the most difficult period in their lives. She enjoys getting to know each of her clients on a personal level and working together collaboratively to identify their specific needs.

In addition to her domestic relations practice, Hannah is skilled in estate planning and administration. Hannah’s priority is to design and tailor an estate plan for her client’s current and future needs. In the event of tragedy, she understands that the probate administration of your loved one’s estate can be an overwhelming and often difficult process. Through her experience and guidance Hannah helps her client’s and their family alleviate the burden of the probate process.

Hannah has also successfully represented both landlords and tenants in countless matters in the housing court, including summary process evictions, temporary restraining orders, and small claims matters. Hannah has effectively helped many landlords and tenants throughout their housing court proceedings whether it be through negotiation of an agreement for Judgment or trial. Through Hannah’s understanding of the law, she helps her client’s address current issues in their case, as well as how to move forward in the future to ensure they are in compliance with necessary procedures.

Partner Christian S. Homsi

Partner Christian S. Homsi has been practicing law for 18 years. He practices primarily in the area of domestic relations and represents men and women. Attorney Homsi assists his clients in resolving child support, alimony, and high-conflict custody issues, as well as paternity actions that address child-related issues of unmarried parties. In divorce cases, for example, he fights for his clients to ensure that they receive their share of the marital assets to which they are entitled under the circumstances of their marriage. If a party does not comply with a court order or a judgment, Attorney Homsi will discuss the problem with his client and may resolve it by filing a Contempt action in the Probate and Family Court. And when circumstances change in a material way after a judgment has been rendered, Attorney Homsi can address the new situation by way of a Modification action in the Probate and Family Court if the issue of modifiability had been reserved in the judgment. “Family law concerns a variety of practical issues that affect each member of a family, most notably if the parties have children”, Attorney Homsi says. “As a hands-on lawyer, I am familiar with the day-to-day struggles of divorcing or separating families and help my clients navigate through the court system with as little fear and uncertainty as possible.” Attorney Homsi listens to his clients and prides himself on viewing a case from different angles to arrive at the most effective strategy that is tailored to a particular matter. He attempts to resolve his clients’ cases by way of settlement but is not afraid to bring your matter to trial if the terms of the opposing party’s settlement demands are unacceptable. Attorney Homsi is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School. His court admissions include the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Senior Associate Alissa E. Brill

Senior Associate Alissa Brill devotes her practice to all aspects of family law including divorce, paternity, child custody, alimony, modification and contempt matters. In addition, she represents people in guardianship matters and with restraining and harassment prevention orders. Attorney Brill chooses to practice in these areas because they “have such an effect on a person; they are impacting one of the most important things in a person’s life, their family,” she says. With that in mind, her goal as an attorney is to help ease the burden of someone going through a crisis that has such an impact on their well-being, by providing efficient, thorough and compassionate representation.

Having come from both a legal services and private practice background, Attorney Brill has worked with clients from all walks of life, and strives to find common ground as a foundation for building a good working relationship. She understands the intricacies of domestic relations and how it can relate to different issues like taxes, immigration, financial security, medical care and businesses. She is known for her diligence, commitment to her work and ability to unpack complex matters. 

There is no one size fits all in family law, and strategizing creative, viable solutions based on a client’s particular needs and circumstances is important to Attorney Brill’s work. She enjoys navigating the subtle differences amongst the Massachusetts counties’ court systems and judges and keeping herself apprised of new court rules and important rulings in cases that have an impact on her work; this assists in her successful advocacy for her clients. 

Alissa Brill was born and raised in the suburbs of Boston, and is a graduate of the University of Rochester and Northeastern University School of Law. She is an active member of the Boston Bar Association.

Attorney Victoria S. Miranda

Attorney Victoria Miranda focuses her practice on all areas of family including divorce, child custody, paternity, and alimony. In addition to family law Attorney Miranda has extensive experience in criminal matters with a focus on restraining orders and harassment prevention orders.

Attorney Miranda applies her professional and life experiences to assist clients in navigating the complicated system with compassion and zealous advocacy.

Attorney Miranda is a former Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney where she gained significant courtroom and trial experience. As an Assistant District Attorney she was able to help the community and victims of crime during some of the most vulnerable times of their lives. After serving as an Assistant District Attorney, Attorney Miranda joined a private practice where she represented clients throughout the state of Massachusetts in their criminal and immigration matters as it related to family law and criminal law. Attorney Miranda also represented nursing homes, hospitals, and private individuals in obtaining guardianships, conservatorships and civil commitments.

Attorney Miranda enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is a proud member of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe and values her connection to her culture and tribe. Attorney Miranda is also dedicated to restorative justice and serves on the board of the Roxbury CHOICE program out of Roxbury Division of the Boston Municipal Court.

Attorney Alexandra M. Curran

Attorney Alex Curran devotes her practice to all domestic relations matters including divorce, custody, child support, paternity, and guardianship. She also represents clients in restraining order and harassment prevention order matters.

Attorney Curran employs an empathetic and practical approach to family law proceedings. "I enjoy family law because it enables me to have a tangible effect on the lives of my clients. When clients come to us, it is often because they are going through one of the toughest times of their lives. I pride myself on guiding my clients through the legal process with compassion, while setting realistic goals," she says. Attorney Curran's advocacy aims to resolve matters equitably and efficiently.

As the mother of a young son, Attorney Curran also prioritizes the best interest of the children involved in her cases. "There is nothing more important to my clients than their children. I know the feeling." She is therefore adept at finding creative solutions to custody disputes that allow her clients' children to thrive.

Alex was born and raised in Rhode Island and currently lives in Central Massachusetts. She graduated from Boston College and Harvard Law School. Outside of the courtroom, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and antiquing.

Attorney Christina I. Murphy

Attorney Christina I. Murphy devotes her practice to all aspects of family law including divorce, child custody, alimony, modification, and contempt matters. She is dedicated to compassionately aiding her clients in navigating the complex and often overwhelming Probate Court system. Christina takes pride in zealously and creatively advocating to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.

Christina graduated from Tulane University and New England Law | Boston. She is an avid reader and film enthusiast who enjoys spending time with her rescue dog, Cricket.

“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.

Office Locations

Braintree Office
25 Braintree Hill Park
Suite 200
Braintree, MA 02184
Cambridge Office
1 Mifflin Place
Suite 400
Cambridge, MA 02138
Dedham Office
3 Allied Drive
Suite 303
Dedham, MA 02026
Hyannis Office
100 Independence Drive
Suite 7
Hyannis, MA 02601
Mansfield Office
20 Cabot Blvd.
Suite 300
Mansfield, MA 02048
New Bedford Office
257 Union St
New Bedford, MA 02740

Westborough Office
1700 West Park Drive
Suite 200
Westborough, MA 01581
Woburn Office
400 Tradecenter Dr,
5th Floor
Woburn, MA 01801
Nashua Office
1 Tara Blvd
Suite 200
Nashua, NH 03062
Providence Office
105 Medway Street
Providence, RI 02906

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