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Philip J. Byers

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Suite 1
40 Bayfield Drive
North Andover MA 01845
Work (978) 685-5100
Fax (978) 685-5199

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Philip J. Byers is well known for handling complex and highly contested family law cases, both at the lower court level and at the appellate level including a recent case involving a child's removal from the commonwealth. Attorney Byers has earned an excellent reputation for his concern for the protection of children in the marriage and for children from un-wed parents. A strong advocate for his clients and well know and highly respected for his knowledge of the law and for his vigorous advocacy of his clients, while always keeping the children's best interest in mind. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1990.


Family Law Attorney, MA- Divorce (contested & uncontested), Alimony/Spousal Support, Child Support, Post Divorce Modifications, Child Visitation, Parenting Plans, Paternity, Child Support, Prenuptial Agreements, Contempts, Grandparent Visitation, Removal from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Appeals, Single Justice Petitions.


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Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 1974;

Colby College, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Government, 1971

Legal Organizations

Massachusetts Bar Association Family Law Section.

U.S. District Court - District of Massachusetts, 1975

U.S. Supreme Court, 1983


Recognized, Boston Magazine Top Massachusetts Lawyers, Family Law. Chairman of Amicus Curiae Committee, Past Manager of Board of Managers for Massachusetts Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Co-author of Amicus Curiae Briefs on behalf of the Academy regarding the Blixt and Champagne decisions by the Supreme Judicial Court. Co-authored text entitled Unmarried Couples for Suffolk University Law School, Advanced Legal Studies Department. Lecturer and Panelist for Suffolk University Law School, Advanced Legal Studies Department. Fellow: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

CLE Presentations

Faculty Member, Advanced Legal Studies, Suffolk University Law School, ``Unmarried Couples: Money, Pleadings and Dissolution.''

AAML Chapter

Massachusetts Chapter Since 1990

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