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Brian Waller

Brian Waller

  • Divorce, Family Law, Juvenile Law ...
  • Massachusetts
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Biography

I transitioned to divorce and family law after 15+ years working in accounting and operations for start-up technology companies. I strongly believe lawyers overlook the client experience and often force clients to work their way instead of the best way for the client. I try to look at everything from the client's perspective and make every effort to make things as easy as possible for them.

I strongly believe the best way to resolve disputes is through direct communication with the other party. The court system should be the last resort, and we have no problem advising clients that they are better off handling an issue themselves if that is the best approach for the client. I view the client relationship as a long-term collaboration rather than a quick, one-time money grab. I would rather that a client be completely confident in recommending us to a friend, or come back years later when they do need a lawyer. Almost all orders in cases with children need to be modified at some point for changes to child support, the parenting schedule or college expenses. My goal is that once someone becomes a client, they never even consider calling someone else when they need an attorney. If they have a great experience working with us, feel like we understood their goals and represented them well, and they received good value for the money they spent, there should (hopefully!) be no reason to start over with a new attorney.

I specialize in divorces with financial issues, whether high-income or net worth, family-owned businesses, real estate, retirement assets, or stock options and other equity compensation. All divorces have a range of issues though, so I am certainly not limited to financial cases by any means. Every case is unique, which is the reason I love doing what I do.

Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Juvenile Law
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We are one of the very few firms that offer true flat fees for Family Law. We feel hourly fees encourage inefficiency because there is no incentive to improve, and the client ultimately pays for that lack of efficiency. We want to change the way legal services are delivered, and we want every client to have a great experience and be excited to refer their friends and family to us.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
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US District Court, District of Massachusetts
ID Number: 685672
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Education
New England Law | Boston
J.D. (2012)
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University of Massachusetts - Amherst
MBA (2008)
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Awards
Certified Financial Litigator
AACFL
Recognized by the AACFL as having completed our comprehensive training in the financial aspects of divorce including complex financial issues, achieved a passing grade on the CFL Exam and is in good standing with the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators. These individuals represent an elite group of practitioners nationwide who have achieved this status - the highest level award granted by the AACFL.
Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
Top 10 Family Law Attorney
Attorney and Practice Magazine
Professional Associations
State Bar of Massachusetts
Member
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Massachusetts Bar Association
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Worcester County Bar Association
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Sequel Law LLC website
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Legal Answers
22 Questions Answered
Q. Can my son's biological dad go to court for rights and visitation if he isn't in my son's birth certificate?
A: If by legally you mean that your husband adopted your son and your husband's name is on the birth certificate, I don't think the biological father can do anything because he would have been notified about the adoption. If your husband isn't on the birth certificate then the biological father could still establish paternity through a DNA test that would be handled by the Department of Revenue Child Support Enforcement Division. It would obviously depend on your situation so it would probably make sense to speak with an attorney and they should be able to tell you more based on your specific situation.
Q. I am trying to figure out which state Florida or Mass I will have to go through to end paying child support for my son.
A: That is a tough one without looking at the actual order. I would recommend talking to an attorney in Florida if there is an order out of Florida that your child support is based on. It could be that it is enforcing a Massachusetts order, but I think Florida is the right place to start.
Q. Do I have to submit hair follicle test without prior drug abuse history? These allegations came from parents of my abuse
A: If you have no history of drug abuse you should just take the hair follicle and then you eliminate that as an issue that can be used in your case. If you are trying to avoid the hair follicle because of what it will show, then there isn't really much you can do if it was already ordered. If you refuse to take it or otherwise don't comply the Court will just assume it is because you think you would have tested positive. One way that it could be avoided would be to enter into an agreement to resolve the case instead of continuing with the court process. Depending on what the case is about, you could agree to something with the other party as a judgment then the hair follicle may be irrelevant. That may not apply in your situation depending on the type of case, but unfortunately, there is no easy way out of taking the test once it has been ordered that I am aware of.
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Telephone: (508) 986-9966
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