Family Law

The Wadleigh, Starr & Peters Family Law Group advocates for our clients in all areas of family law, including but not limited to, divorces, parenting matters (formerly custody disputes), post-divorce enforcement matters, child support and alimony orders and modification matters, relocation of minor children, domestic violence petitions, pre and post nuptial agreements, guardianship and grandparent’s rights disputes. We have considerable experience in handling everything from a no fault, no kids, no money divorce to complicated divorces involving closely held multi-million dollar business interests.

Our attorneys have a demonstrated ability to listen to each client’s needs during what can often be challenging times in their lives. We offer practical, real-world advice to each client and each client receives our personal attention. We develop a strategy optimizing your goals and the law and pursue that strategy to its completion If the case cannot be resolved by mediation or settlement, our Family Law Group have extensive trial skills honed before judges and juries across the state that we bring to each trial.

We are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for each case- whether by mediation, by agreement or by a litigated resolution. Our attorneys have excellent reputation throughout the Family Law courts and we bring our firm’s big firm resources to your case. Wadleigh, Starr & Peters 100+ years reflects the reputation and commitment to excellence that we offer to our valued clients. The Family Law Groups often draws upon the other practice areas of our firm – such as commercial law, criminal law, real estate, land use, school law and tax to assist with your case.

We have had the honor and privilege of representing both active duty and retired service members and their former spouses. We have also represented accountants, air traffic controllers, attorneys, engineers, federal and state employees, hair stylists, homemakers, insurance executives, physicians, police officers, small business owners and veterinarians.

Attorneys in this Practice Area

Christine A. Gordon


Richard Thorner


Emily E. Peterson


Joseph J. Dumais