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Mr. Barriere has extensive litigation experience in the areas of divorce, abuse prevention orders, custody disputes, actions involving the Department of Children and Families (“DCF”), paternity actions, and post-divorce modification and enforcement of alimony, child support, and other judgments. He routinely negotiates and drafts prenuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, and divorce agreements. Mr. Barriere also serves Barnstable, Bristol, Norfolk, and Plymouth counties as a trained family law mediator. As a neutral mediator, he helps couples amicably resolve family law issues – such as divorces, custody and support disputes, and paternity matters - through informed negotiation. He is also a trained conciliator, certified by the Barnstable County Bar Association.


In his probate litigation practice, Mr. Barriere has represented donors, trustees, executors, and beneficiaries in will contests, fiduciary disputes, and equity actions in the probate court.



Mr. Barriere has extensive experience working with athletes, screenwriters, actors, songwriters, and musicians in both litigation and non-litigation contexts.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 70%
  2. Probate: 10%
  3. Entertainment: 10%
  4. Adoption: 5%
  5. Guardianship: 5%

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Burns & Levinson, LLP

125 Summer Street
Boston, MA, 02110-1616


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Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy for Certified Financial LitigatorsFounding Member2015 - Present
Barnstable County Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Plymouth District Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Phi Beta KappaN/A1999 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Massachusetts Divorce Law MonitorTop 4 Questions About Divorce and Special Education2015
Massachusetts Divorce Law MonitorTop 9 Tips to Make Your Deposition Less Stressful2015
Massachusetts Divorce Law MonitorHow Real is Your Love? Divorce, Annulment and Reality TV2013
Focus NewsletterWhen is a Mom Not a Mom? De Facto Parenting in Massachusetts2013
The Massachusetts Divorce Law Practice ManualChild Support2012
Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor,Considering Military Pensions in Divorce Cases2012
Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor,Fighting at Home and Abroad: Child Custody and Visitation of Deployed Service Members2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of Massachusetts, AmherstN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1999