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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


  1. Family: 50%
  2. Divorce: 50%

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Contact info

Burns & Levinson, LLP

125 Summer Street
Boston, MA, 02110-1616


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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