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Nancy R Van Tine

Nancy R Van Tine

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family

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About Me

I have practiced for over 30 years only in the area of domestic relations. I handle diverse issues, including divorce and separation, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, child custody and support, as well as actions for modification and contempt. I also deal with enforcement and modification of decrees entered in other states, reciprocal child custody, gay and lesbian divorce and complex asset division situations. Additionally, I handle cases involving the division and protection of family assets and international and Hague Convention cases.


I am the Chair of Burns & Levinson's Domestic Relations Group and Co-Chair of the firm’s Private Client Group. I practice in the state of Massachusetts and am based in Boston and Hingham.


I have been blogging for 3 1/2 years and absolutely love it.  I have just begun my addiction to Twitter.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Family: 50%
  2. Divorce & Separation: 50%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Joshua N Robbins

    Attorney Van Tine is a zealous advocate who cares deeply about her clients. Additionally Attorney Van Tine's divorce blog: is an invaluable resource for both attorney's and the public. I strongly endorse her.


    Joshua Robbins Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Burns & Levinson, LLP

125 Summer Street
Boston, MA, 02110-1616




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2005
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding partnerVan Tine & Van Tine P.C.1979 - 1988


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Boston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Plymouth County Bar AssociationMemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Huffington PostWhat Massachusetts Alimony Reform Really Means2011
Huffington PostShriver-Schwarzenegger Divorce: A Legal Perspective2011
Boston Spirit MagazineMarrying Expectations with Reality: 5 Year Retrospective on Gay Marriage2009
Massachussets Divorce Law Practice Manualcontributing co author2008
Women's BusinessPre-Nuptials Can Protect Your Assets2001
Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor BlogMy blog on divorce lawN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Harvard UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
LMANE ConferenceBlogging for Attorneys2011
Thinking Outside the Box: How to Maximize Your Career PotentialWomen's Bar Association2010
MCLE SeminarTrying Divorce Cases2009
MCLE SeminarIrrevocable Trusts in a Divorce Contest (Valuation Issues Involving Trust Interests)2002