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Kristine Ann Cummings is a partner with the Boston law firm of Sally & Fitch LLP.   Her practice encompasses all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including divorce, custody, modification, removal, domestic violence and paternity matters, and she regularly handles cases that involve complex financial and tax issues such as business and asset valuation and alimony and child support structured payments for tax deductibility and capital gains tax issues. Kristine  is steadfastly committed to pro-bono work and the betterment of the legal profession.  She is a member of the Public Service Committee of the Family Law Section of the Boston Bar Association and has lectured on general issues raised by military service in the context of domestic relations matters at pre-deployment seminars for service members.  She has served as a panelist on various Boston Bar Association seminars and as a guest speaker at Boston College and Boston College Law School.  Kristine  is dedicated to the mission of the Women's Bar Foundation Family Law Project for Battered Women and regularly mentors volunteer attorneys.  Kristine  is actively involved in the Boston community and serves as a member of the Junior League of Boston, Beacon Hill Civic Association and St. Ignatius Parish. She is an avid sailor and volunteers her time at Community Boating, Inc.


Ms. Cumming has been recognized by Boston Magazine as a “Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star” in the area of family law each and every year since 2010. She has maintained an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory since 2011 and maintains an AVVO rating of 10/10.  She is a graduate of Boston College Law School (J.D., 2007) and Temple University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2004).



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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    9 years, 300 cases
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    9 years, 300 cases
  3. Family: 20%
    9 years, 300 cases
  4. Domestic Violence: 10%
    9 years, 30 cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Hether Cahill

    I have worked with Kristine for the past few years, and I am nothing short of impressed with her knowledge of family law and passion for her clients. I have heard firsthand from clients how pleased they are with her commitment, knowledge, and results. I recommend her for any aspect of domestic relations cases.


    Hether Cahill Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Melinda J. Markvan

    Kristine is a trusted colleague and a true asset to the profession. If you are looking for a smart, strong and active advocate, I highly recommend Kristine. She is among Boston's premier, up-and-coming family law attorneys.


    Melinda Markvan Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Client RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Client RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Client RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Volunteer Attorney AwardWomen's Bar Foundation Family Law Project2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneySally & Fitch, LLP2009 - Present
Associate AttorneySchlesinger & Buchbinder, LLP2008 - 2009
Summer Law Clerk, Trial DivisionMassachusetts Office of the Attorney General2006 - 2006
S.J.C. Rule 3:03 AttorneyBoston College Legal Assistance Bureau2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Boston Bar Association, Family Law SectionSteering Committee2013 - Present
Junior League of BostonMember2011 - Present
Women's Bar Foundation Family Law ProjectMentor and Volunteer Attorney2007 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationYoung Lawyers Division Board of Directors2009 - 2012
Boston Bar Association, Family Law SectionCo-Chair, Public Service Committee2007 - 2013
Women's Bar Association of MassachusettsMember, Public Relations Committee2007 - 2013
Publication nameTitleDate
Sally & Fitch Law Blog"Self-Modifying" Alimony Provision Struck Down by Massachusetts Appeals Court2014
Sally & Fitch Divorce Law BlogProposed Parenting Coordinator Bill Seeks To Codify an Increasingly Common Practice2013
Sally & Fitch Divorce Law BlogAffordable Care Act And Child Support Judgments2013
Boston Bar Association Family Law Section Fall 2012 NewsletterRule 1:28 Decision Case Summaries2012
Sally & Fitch Family Law Blog"What Happened in Vegas" is Fair Game in Divorce Court... and the "Cost" of a Weekend in Sin City Could be Alimony and Property Payments to Your Former Spouse2012
Sally & Fitch Divorce Law BlogUnmarried Parents and Unequal Treatment in Custody Disputes2012
Boston Bar Association Family Law Section Fall 2011 NewsletterRecent Case Law Summaries2011
Boston Bar Association Family Law Section Summer 2011 NewsletterRecent Case Law Summaries2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Temple UniversityJournalism, Public Relations and AdvertisingB.S.2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Boston College Business Writing CourseHow to Succeed in Business Writing2013
Boston College Law School Luncheon SeriesA Day in the Life of a Family Law Attorney2012
Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement ProgramsFamily Law Issue Spotting: What Deploying Service Members Need to Know Before They Go2011