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Talia Simonds concentrates her practice in all areas of Family Law, including divorce, child custody and support, alimony, modification and contempt actions, paternity, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Talia was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2008, but has experience working in the legal profession since the mid-1990’s, much of which has been in the area of Family Law.


Talia’s philosophy in representing clients is to provide aggressive representation for her clients in a caring and compassionate manner, knowing that issues pertaining to Family Law are often emotional and stressful for her clients.


Talia’s professional experience prior to joining Amaral & Associates, P.C. enhances her representation of her clients. Immediately prior to joining Amaral & Associates, P.C., Talia was working at the Department of Revenue, Child Support Enforcement Division, pursuant to a federal grant and pilot program seeking to streamline the child support modification process. Talia was only one of three attorneys hired statewide by the Department of Revenue and the Probate and Family Court to oversee this grant and pilot program. Ultimately, the Probate and Family Court approved this pilot program to be instituted statewide pursuant to Standing Order 3-11.


In addition to Talia’s experience at the Department of Revenue, Child Support Enforcement Division, Talia also served as a Judicial Intern to the Honorable Peter P. Charnetsky of the Broome County Family Court and the Integrated Domestic Violence Session of the New York State Supreme Court. Through Talia’s judicial internship, she was able to obtain the rare insight into a family court’s judge’s thought process in the handling of family court cases and assist Judge Charnetsky in drafting his orders and decisions.


Languages Spoken: English, French

Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
  2. Child Support: 17%
  3. Alimony: 17%
  4. Child Custody: 16%



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Attorney Endorsements

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  • Michael J. Baldassarre

    Talia is an excellent attorney.


    Michael Baldassarre Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Hovanes Margarian

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Hovanes Margarian Consumer Protection Attorney
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Contact Info

Amaral & Associates, P.C.

246 Revere Street
Winthrop, MA, 02152

Amaral & Associates, PC

63 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA, 02110




Professional Misconduct

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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/Project CoordinatorMassachusetts Department of Revenue, Child Support Enforcement Division2011 - 2012
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Women's Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Syracuse UniversityPolitical Science; PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2003