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Jennifer R. Silva

Divorce and separation Attorney at Boston, MA

4.7   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2008
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Jennifer Silva is the senior associate at Mavrides Law. Her practice focuses on divorce, paternity, child custody and support including the removal of children from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, modification, contempt, and appellate practice. Attorney Silva has represented clients in divorce cases involving the valuation of business interests, commercial and residential real estate, as well as high asset and complex divorce. In addition, she frequently works with expert witnesses including real estate appraisers, business appraisers, and mental health professionals. Attorney Silva brings her dedication, experience, and compassion to each of her cases.

Attorney Silva serves as the Vice President and sits on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers. She is also a member of the Family Law section of the Massachusetts Bar Association and Boston Bar Association.


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Mavrides Law
10 High Street
Suite 1002
Boston, MA, 02110
Mavrides Law
27 Mica Road
Wellesley, MA, 02481
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Posted by Jing | February 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, highly efficient and did an excellent job for me!
I hired Attorney Silva to take care of my child support case, and I am out of state. She always responded to me in a timely manner. She was always very patient answering my questions. I worried that the case could drag and add extra stress to me and my daughter, and cost me additional legal fees. But she was able to close my case at the very first court hearing with satisfactory outcome. With gratefulness, I write this review and recommendation. I am very lucky to have found her to represent me.
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Posted by Erik | November 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very positive experiene
Jennifer is a strong attorney and she was very easy to work with. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Clear, communicative, knowledgeable
Attorney Silva drafted a pre-nuptial agreement for me. Her explanations of Massachusetts law were clear and informative. She negotiated a strong agreement for me with opposing counsel. I was also impressed by her timely communication. She always answered emails thoroughly and quickly. She was on-time and prepared for all phone and in-person appointments. I highly recommend!
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Posted by Ruth | July 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Jennifer did an incredible job for my case.
The team at Mavrides Law were fantastic with my recent divorce. Jennifer Silva made sure that our children (one special needs and one in college) and my interests were protected and ultimately got us an very favorable agreement when I didn't think it would be possible given how my ex was dragging the whole process out. Alana was also a crucial part of the team and was so patient with answering my questions or referring to Jennifer if she needed to be the one who answered it. On the court day that was supposed to be for temporary Child Support, Christina and Jennifer worked with opposing council to hammer out the settlement and instead of a temporary motion we had our divorce settled as we walked out of the courthouse to be final in 90 days. They were nothing short of amazing! They never inflated their bill and I can honestly say they fully earned every charge they billed me for. You get what you pay for and this was the best possible investment I could have made for our children's and my future. I would strongly recommend them to anyone who is divorcing whether simple or complex they will work diligently for you and your family.
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Top Attorney in Family Law
Jennifer Silva is a highly professional attorney in family law. Jennifer was my divorce attorney for the final portion of my divorce process and I highly recommend her. Jennifer and Mavrides Law are a highly skilled and professional team. Jennifer was persistent and confident representing me at my court hearings and also helped my spouse and I come to a resolution for the intense child custody issues that he and I could not agree with. If it wasn’t for Jennifer we would still be appearing in court hearings and end up in trial. Jennifer genuinely cared about me and my case and what was important to me. She is also very ethical and looked after my needs. Jennifer made sure everything was covered in my final separation agreement for me and my child. She was extremely detailed oriented in my agreement that addressed complex areas. I am so happy and pleased with the outcome of my divorce and final separation agreement due to Jennifer’s skills. I am very thankful Jennifer was my attorney and can’t thank her enough. Thank you Jennifer for working so hard on my case!
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2015
Responsive, professional
Jennifer and Mavrides law team are the most professional, responsive, and by far the best attorney for family law in MA! I would never higher anyone else again other then Jennifer and or the Mavrides firm for any future problems that may arise.
Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2014
Review for Jen Silva
I highly recommend Jennifer Silva as a divorce attorney, without reservation. Jennifer worked arduously on my divorce settlement agreement between my husband and myself. Together we drafted an agreement that worked for me personally, in which she protected my financial interests and achieved the goals I wanted to achieve. Jen protected my state pension from my husband’s access, and arranged for my daughter’s college education, which were the two most important issues to me. She listened extremely well throughout the process and constantly brought the agreement back to my original goals. This required much tweaking, and Jen was constantly available to make any changes immediately. She advised me of possible scenarios and kept on the path to a solid divorce settlement. Again, I would highly recommend Jen Silva. She is an extremely knowledgeable divorce attorney who is extremely approachable and accessible.
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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2014
Elite family law attorney. Patient, responsive, and very knowledgable
Jennifer is very patient, responsive and was proactive in my child custody case. Jennifer helped me through the most tragic time of my life, always made me feel assured and confident that I would get my joint custody back. Having hired 3 different probate attorney's before with no luck and wasting money made me skeptical as to which attorney to hire next. Meeting Jennifer I instantly felt secure, confident, and at ease that she was the right attorney for my case. She worked diligently and was compassionate about my case. She is very professional and by far the best attorney I have worked with. Jennifer helped me get my life back, the liberty to be a parent to my child. Jennifer and Mavrides law maybe expensive, but was well worth every penny spent!
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Posted by Constantine | July 15, 2014
Case settled. Thank you.
Received great service from Jennifer and all the staff at Mavrides Law. Knowledgeable, professional, great in communication, responses, documents preparation. Straight to the point advices. No waste of time and money. Divorce was settled before pre-trial. Recommended.
Posted by Victor | April 3, 2014
Mission accomplished
After having failed to establish equal custody with my x-wife through mediation and meeting with two other lawyers that assumed the court would not order equal custody of my four year old son to me with no rationale to why? Luckily I was fortunate enough to come across MAVRIDES Law on AAVO. I first made contact with MAVRIDES via email and explained my goal of securing equal custody of my son. Within 24 hours Marcia Mavrides responded and gave me the confidence to continue my pursuit which eventually lead to me meeting Marcia and Jennifer Silva. We discussed my case and although neither Marcia nor Jennifer could confirm the outcome at the time I felt comfortable and confident that I had finally identified a legal team that was compassionate with my goal of securing equal access to my son but also confident that Marcia, Jennifer and the team were competent in representing me. Marcia and her team established that Jennifer Silva would represent me and manage communication with my x-wifes lawyer and represent me in court. From our first meeting through the final divorce, Jennifer established our goals and set expectations, clearly advised me on the law, kept communications lines open and was very responsive to questions or concerns I had going through the process. In court and with opposing counsel, Jennifer was professional, direct and relentless in her pursuit to not only help me secure equal custody of my son but also negotiated a settlement that helped us avoid trail and further unnecessary time in court and costs. Thank you Marcia, Jennifer and team for helping me accomplish my mission when others in your profession did not believe the court would allow a father equal custody of his child.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2014
During this very difficult time in my life, I knew my divorce was being handled properly and I was in good hands. It was one less thing for me to worry about. I knew I was in Jennifer's best interest and trusted her during the process. She was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend Jennifer as a lawyer.
Posted by Bill | September 20, 2013
Highly recommended.
Jennifer and team were fantastic. I was not satisfied with my original counsel. Then I turned to Jennifer and team. It was a decision that ultimately proved extremely wise. Jennifer was extremely knowledgeable about the various issues at hand. Jennifer was persistent when the situation called for it with opposing counsel. Once when we entered settlement negotiations, Jennifer did an excellent job of setting my expectations and the team did a fantastic job of delivering the results I was looking for. Most importantly, her responsiveness was top notch. Whether we leveraged e-mail or conference calls, I was never left waiting for responses.
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Posted by Ivan | June 28, 2013
Shared Parenting Success Story
It's with GREAT PLEASURE that I write this review. I've been working with Mavrides Law since my initial consultation back in December of 2011. From my first conversation with Marcia, I knew the connection we made was one that was first and foremost all about my daughter's future. She not only spent over an hour with me on the call to learn about my specific situation, but her knowledge of family law in the state of MA was evident from the beginning: and if you're going to fight for shared parenting, you need the best of the best when it comes to knowledge... Everything Marcia or Jennifer explained would happen throughout this arduous/emotional/frustrating process happened like clock work. Their advice was always in the best interest of my daughter. They were candid and blunt about what to expect and put things plainly so that I can make the best possible decision for my daughter. Fast forward 1 yr and 4 months from when I actually retained their services. I've recently been blessed and awarded 50% shared custody (legal & physical) of my daughter, and that was all due to not only their firms experience, but also to the dedicated team they have assembled at Mavrides Law. Marcia & Jennifer were diligent, hard working, empathetic, and just plain awesome to work with throughout this process....Working with them together was like working with a pitcher/catcher duo that is unmatched. I couldn't be more blessed to have connected with them both. If ever I need anything regarding family law again, Mavrides Law is on my speed dial: plain and simple. Their support team, Alana and Liz were also incredible to work with. Always pleasant, professional, and just all around great people. It's apparent that everyone at Mavrides Law is all about the children...Really, they are! In closing, while I don't wish the custody battle process on anyone, if you are ever faced with the decision to hire a family law attorney in Massachusetts, Mavrides Law should be on your list of first options. My step father use to say to me, you get what you pay for, and while Mavrides Law may not be the least expensive firm out there, Mavrides Law is worth their weight in Gold. My daughter and I are forever indebted to them all!
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Posted by George | January 5, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I Wish I Had Not Paid for a Consultation
I paid $650 for a two hour consultation with Jennifer Silva of Malvrides Law. It ended after 90 minutes and I was invited by Jennifer to contact her if I had any questions. Three days later, I did have one question. First, I emailed it and not receiving a reply, I called Jennifer and left a message with the woman who answered her phone. Neither my email nor my call were answered. I made the mistake of thinking that a consultation was merely the first step in progressing my case. I was wrong. I had no right to expect that Jennifer would respond to my communications nor that she would progress my case beyond that consultation. I made a mistake.
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Response from Jennifer Silva February 9, 2016
I am sorry to hear that you did not have a positive experience after your consultation with this office. Mavrides Law prides itself on timely communication with all clients and potential clients. When scheduling a consultation with Mavrides Law, all potential clients are informed that their consultation will last for 90 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the amount of time that it takes for the attorney to address all of the relevant issues in the particular case. After a consultation, a potential client is given paperwork and instructions regarding the next steps in retaining the services of Mavrides Law. Of course, if the potential client does not choose to retain our services, the attorneys will take no further action in the matter.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Mavrides Law
  • 2009 - Present


  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD
  • 2008


  • Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers (MAWL)
  • President
  • 2018 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Boston Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers (MAWL)
  • Vice President
  • 2016 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers Gala
  • Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers Yearly Gala
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse Jennifer
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was very impressed how Attorney Silva represented her difficult client. I believe if she could handle him, she could handle any client. I recommend her for her knowledge, skills, and compulsive double checking."
Family Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer is a brilliant attorney with the skill, knowledge, and work ethic necessary to obtain positive results for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Silva's knowledge of family law extends beyond the fundamentals to complex and nuanced issues. I would highly recommend her services."