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Matthew P. Barach

Divorce and separation Attorney at Framingham, MA

4.1   9 reviews
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  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found

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About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Divorce Contested Uncontested Child Custody Child Support Modifications Contempts Business Valuation High Net Worth

    28 years, 500 cases

  2. Family
    Divorce Contested Uncontested Child Custody Child Support Modifications Contempts Business Valuation High Net Worth

    28 years, 500 cases


Considered a fixer in Massachusetts family law, Matthew P. Barach is an esteemed family law trial and appellate attorney. He is the Founder and Principal of Barach Law Group LLC, a boutique law firm dedicated to excellence in family law.

With over 24 years of family law experience, Matt regularly appears before Middlesex, Norfolk, Worcester, Suffolk and Essex County Family Law Courts.

He also appears before the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the First Circuit of Appeals.

His prestigious career includes winning two landmark family law cases in the Commonwealth pertaining to the New Alimony Reform Act and child custody - removal of a minor child from the Commonwealth (George v George and Miller v Miller).

As the author of The Family Law Guide to Appellate Practice published by the American Bar Association, Matt shares his family law appellate expertise with other lawyers to help them navigate this highly specialized and complex area of law.
Matt is a SuperLawyer and is ranked as a Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Massachusetts by the American Jurist Institute, and as a Top 100 Lawyer in America by the American Society of Legal Advocates. He is also regularly granted the highest distinction on .

His many articles have appeared in the Massachusetts Family Law Journal and Lawyers Monthly to name only a few publications.

His podcast about divorce law It’s a Mistake can be found on iTunes.

Matt regularly speaks on areas in family law. He has given MCLE presentations, spoken before Senior Justice, the Social Law Library and nationally for the American Bar Association.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Clark University, Matt received the H. Donaldson Jordan Prize (1992) for excellence in writing and earned his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Matt is an avid golfer who enjoys spending time with his wife and children at their Boston suburb home. His goal is to appear before the United States Supreme Court in a family law appeal.



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Barach Law Group LLC
40 Speen Street
Suite 205
Framingham, MA, 01701


4.1 / 5.0
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Posted by AnnMarie | June 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I was referred to Barach Law Group and am SO glad I took the recommendation. It took a couple of years to finalize my divorce and reverse some of the custody issues, but Matt was always there for me. If I had any questions or needed clarification on anything, he talked to me until I was satisfied with his answer or explanation. I never felt like I was being rushed or my problems were an inconvenience. Matt was straight forward and told me what his thoughts were, but ultimately every decision was mine. But of course I took his advise every time. I am so thankful for everything Matt and everyone on his staff did for me. I am forever grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2014
If you are looking for a capable, reliable Divorce Lawyer, your search is over!
Matt has helped me tremendously with a difficult divorce/custody battle. Always attentive, kept me informed, answered my questions and concerns in detail. Very knowledgeable, and makes his presence in court- always prepared and two steps ahead! A very understanding person too. I can never thank him enough for all he did (and still does) for me!
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Posted by Jessica | January 10, 2018
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Five stars
My divorce was difficult for me to get through for various reasons but Matt and his entire team were always there for whatever I needed. Matt was supportive and calm while staying focused on protecting my interests. Everyone in his office was knowledgeable and helpful. Matt is easy to talk to and was always willing to answer any questions I had.
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Posted by Sabrina P. | August 21, 2017
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I highly recommend!
Matthew Barach Law Group has been wonderful to work with and invaluable. Matt and Jenn Salerno were always patient and thoughtful! My three cases have been some of the hardest moments of my life and Matt Barach has been supportive, knowledgeable, understanding, and thorough. I highly recommend him and Jenn!
Posted by Nick | June 13, 2012
Managed a very challenging trial with tremendous insight & guidance
Matt was extremely well prepared, helped provide me insight into how to best handle my case and get the best outcome from a very difficult divorce. I would highly recommend him and have already provide him with one referral to date.
Posted by Jennifer | February 11, 2011
The Best!!!!!
I have been working with Matthew Barach for 2 years now on my very complex case. He is there for advice whenever I need it. He gives great sound advice and knows the laws very well. I highly recommend his expertise as a family lawyer and divorce lawyer.
Posted by Mike | February 2, 2011
Nunc Pro Tunc
Mr. Barach is very professional and knowledgeable in his field. In handling my case he went out of his way to find Nunc Pro Tunc which allowed me to have my military disability reinstated at the Veterans Administration in New Orleans, LA. I would recommend Mr. Barach to anyone needing an intelligent and personable attorney!
Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2023
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Not a good Attorney
Has a losing record and thinks because he wrote a book about nothing, that he is right. He always loses. Find another Attorney. There are much better out there!
Posted by Caroline | March 16, 2014
Unprofessional & Let down.
Incredibly unprofessional. Only concerned with money. He continually asked for more money & delivered NO updates or progress to my case. I waited for weeks & weeks after paying him several thousand dollars, only to find that he had made no progress. I was very disappointed.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Barach Law Group LLC
  • 1995 - Present


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Clark University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 82 Mass. App. Ct. 586 (2012)


  • Bar Association of Norfolk County
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Massac County Bar Association Dispute Panel
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Family Attorneys
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
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  • American Bar Association
  • The Family Law Guide to Appellate Practice
  • 2019
  • Privacy Advisor
  • Will the California model for information privacy and security administration serve as a model for the nation?
  • 2009
  • Privacy Advisor
  • The Future of Workplace Monitoring
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Mock Trial Judge
  • Trial
  • 2009
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Information Privacy
  • 2009
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Information Privacy
  • 2009
  • American Bar Association Mock Court
  • Appeals
  • 2009
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is a talented and aggressive divorce lawyer who doesn't quit until he gets the best result possible for his client. He is very highly regarded not only by his clients, but also his colleagues in the legal community. After having worked with him on a matter, I endorse him wholeheartedly as one of the top divorce lawyers in Massachusetts."
Family Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Matthew Barach is an excellent attorney and mentor. His practice is almost entirely dedicated to litigating family law matters, and his knowledge and experience in this area of law benefits his clients tremendously. He is a passionate and compassionate advocate, accessible and almost always available to his clients as they navigating through the legal process."
Family Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Barach is a zealous advocate who has impressed me with his sincerity, keen insight, and devotion to legal matters. I especially appreciate his prompt and personal response to communications. For these reasons, I endorse this attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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