Miriam G. Altman

Miriam G. Altman

  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • Massachusetts
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Miriam G. Altman concentrates her legal practice in divorce and family law matters. Following her admission to the Massachusetts Bar in 1985, she represented individuals in matrimonial law cases and civil litigation at the Boston law firm of Sherburne, Powers & Needham, PC, now known as Holland & Knight, LLP. As a partner, she served as chair of the firm’s family law department. In 2002, she established the predecessor firm to Law Offices of Miriam G. Altman, PC, in Lexington, MA.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Ms. Altman received a BA from Barnard College, magna cum laude, and a JD degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 1984, where she was an editor of the American Criminal Law Review. She clerked for the Honorable Justice Joseph P. Warner of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. She is admitted to the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and has argued before the Massachusetts Appeals Court, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, United States District Court, and the United States Court of Appeals First Circuit. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Family Law Section.

Ms. Altman’s publications include, “Litigating Domestic Abuse Cases,” which appeared in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She lectures in the field of family law for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. Ms. Altman is the co-author of “Department of Children and Families Reports in Divorce, Modification, and Paternity Custody Case Trials,” Massachusetts Family Law Journal, Volume 27, Issue No. 5, September, 2009. Attorney Altman has appeared as a featured speaker on divorce on “Money Matters Radio,” WBNW AM 1120.

Attorney Miriam G. Altman has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for meeting the highest standards of legal ability and ethics. Ms. Altman has also been listed in Boston.com’s Top Rated Lawyers, 2012 edition.

Practice Areas
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
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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1st Circuit
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  • English
Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. (1984)
Honors: cum laude
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Barnard College
B.A. (1979)
Honors: magna cum laude
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Top Rated Lawyers 2012 Edition
AV Preeminent Rating
Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Experience
Professional Associations
State Bar of Massachusetts  # 543853
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Articles & Publications
Department of Children and Families Reports in Divorce, Modification, and Paternity Custody Case Trials
Massachusetts Family Law Journal
Litigating Domestic Abuse Cases
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Speaking Engagements
Featured Speaker on Divorce
“Money Matters Radio,” WBNW AM 1120
Websites & Blogs
Law Offices of Miriam G. Altman, PC Website
Google Buisness Listing
Contact & Map
Law Offices of Miriam G. Altman, PC
57 Bedford Street, Suite 106
Lexington, MA 02420
Telephone: (781) 862-4448
Fax: (781) 862-4427