With more than thirty years of combined experience, Allison and Mikalen are well-versed in working with clients who wish to resolve their matters amicably, including through mediation. For those cases not likely to resolve, Allison and Mikalen are both experienced litigators and have successully represented clients at every level, from administrative hearings to the Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court.
Walsh & Howe focuses its practice on all areas of matrimonial and family law. Allison and Mikalen regularly represent clients in divorce, custody, support, modification and contempt proceedings. They also have experience representing clients in adoption, guardianship of minors and grandparent visitation cases. Allison has significant experience representing clients who are involved with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF). Mikalen has significant experience handling guardianships and conservatorships of adults, as well as trust and probate litigation. Walsh & Howe handles appeals of cases from the Juvenile and Probate and Family Courts.
Divorce is one of the most difficult things one can face in his or her lifetime.
Any divorce case in which the parties have children will necessarily require a determination as to whether the parties will share custody of the children or whether one or the other will have primary custody.
Child support is a key component of any divorce case involving children.
Oftentimes, court orders regarding child custody, parenting time, child support and the like enter when children are very young.
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“As divorce is an emotional roller coaster, it was nice to have Allison as an attorney to walk me through the process. She is thorough, hardworking, and efficient. She always responds to questions and concerns in a timely manner and that was very important to me. She was able to exhibit professionalism and care in my case.
“Allison had my best interests in mind throughout the entire process. She was also not afraid to say what I didn’t want to hear. On a lighter note, she talks really fast and has a great sense of humor! I would recommend Allison to any one of my friends who needs help with any aspect of family law. It’s incredibly personal, and she was fantastic.
- Karen Luther