Best Boston Divorce Lawyer

best Boston divorce lawyer

Helen Holcomb

Helen Holcomb is recognized in Massachusetts as a best Boston divorce lawyer. National attorney-ranking organizations confirm her preeminence as a family law attorney:
  • she is a SuperLawyer®, an honor for which she had to be nominated by opposing lawyers against whom she does battle for her clients
  • she is a Certified Financial Litigator. Her expertise in high net worth divorce cases, including the complex financial issues presented by business owners and other professionals, led her to be a Founding Member of The American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators.
  • she holds an AV Preeminent Rating, the top ranking in both Professional Ability and Ethics, from the leading nationally-recognized authority, Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory
  • she is rated “Superb,” the top rating of, which rates 97% of all United States lawyers
+++++No one in Massachusetts can provide a better, more reliable result in a contested divorce, paternity, or modification action than Attorney Helen Holcomb, as one of her clients has attested:

“Helen Holcomb is a superb attorney. She represented me in my divorce and ongoing litigation for a period of many years, including successfully defending me in 2 appeals in which I was awarded fees and costs. She, and her team of best Boston divorce lawyers at Cunha and Holcomb, are professional, intelligent, respectful of clients’ needs and know the law. They get results and do so ethically. Their office is a pleasure to work with – so important at times when one is going through personal stress. I would HIGHLY recommend Helen Holcomb without reservation!”
Source of Endorsement

+++++Helen is the leading Boston divorce lawyer, with the judgment, talent and drive, her clients need to resolve problems – at trial, in mediation or through negotiation. Helen Holcomb listens to her clients and offers sage advice during one of the most difficult times in anyone’s life. View Helen’s profile on LinkedIn.

Leading Boston Trial Lawyer

+++++Helen’s trial skills have been honed throughout her career in her civil practice as well. In 2000, she received the highest jury verdict in Massachusetts, $27.5 million in a wrongful death case.
+++++In her primary practice area, family law and divorce, she has an exemplary record of success. To save her clients time, money and anguish, she will negotiate a fair settlement when possible, but also litigates zealously to obtain the best possible result. Helen Holcomb leads our team of committed, caring Family Law and divorce lawyers, including Attorneys Charles Hope and Mike McDonald.

What It Takes To Win Your Case

+++++Helen successfully defends against baseless and frivolous contempt actions, has prevailed in appeals, and won attorney’s fees awards for her clients. She has uncovered substantial hidden assets with vigorous investigation and convinced courts to attribute income to opposing spouses who are purposely “underemployed,” or failing to report substantial sources of income.
+++++Helen has defeated false accusations to protect custodial rights, and resolved custody disputes, known as removal actions, when one parent has to relocate. She is known for her ability to resolve sensitive child-related issues and to handle the tough and contentious divorce cases.
+++++Helen Holcomb brings legal acumen and negotiating prowess to contract formation, including prenuptual (prenup) and postnuptual (postnup) agreements, to reach a comprehensive, clear resolution to avoid later litigation. In this arena too, Helen’s skills as a negotiator are without equal. To get the best possible results, for your prenup or postnup retain the best Boston divorce lawyer .

Need the Best Boston Divorce Lawyer?

+++++Call 617-523-4300 for an appointment, or contact Attorney Helen Holcomb directly:

Areas Of Practice
  • Divorce & Family Law
  • High Net Worth Divorce
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Removal of a child by a parent to another state or country
  • Alimony
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
  • Contracts
  • Probate & Estate Administration
Litigation Percentage
  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts, 1986
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 1986
  • New York, 2017
  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Juris Doctor (J.D.) – 1986
  • Hunter College, New York, New York
    • B.A., Summa Cum Laude – 1982
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • The American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators, Founding Member
  • Boston Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys