KATES & BARLOW:
BOSTON​'S​ PREMIER FAMILY
LAW FIRM

At Kates & Barlow we practice exclusively in the area of Family Law. When you’re facing complex personal and financial issues arising from separation, divorce, child custody, pre- or post-nuptial agreement, guardianships and other Family Law issues, you want a legal team with the depth of experience to help you reach a successful resolution of your case. You'll find that team at Kates & Barlow. 

The partners at Kates & Barlow offer a combined total of over 100 years of experience in all aspects of Family Law including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation with extensive experience in high- conflict and complex matters.


When you retain Kates & Barlow, you get a team dedicated to your case, and you are an integral part of that team. 

With a reputation for excellence, Kates & Barlow is proud to be one of Boston’s most respected Family Law firms.

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EXPE​​RIENCE​​  |  guid​an​ce  |  sol​utions

EXPE​RIENCE​ | guid​an​ce | sol​utions

Kates & Barlow offers a wide range of Legal Services in all aspects of Family Law. Whether your case involves difficult personal or financial decisions, or both, our team of renowned Family Law lawyers is ready to provide a wide range of services.
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Kates & Barlow offers a wide range of Legal Services in all aspects of Family Law. Whether your case involves difficult personal or financial decisions, or both, our team of renowned Family Law lawyers is ready to provide a wide range of services. Click below to read more:

Child Custody Issues

We guide clients through both the sensitive and practical aspects of child custody.

Financial Issues of Divorce

We help clients resolve complex financial issues, including the assessment of marital assets and income and structuring support arrangements.

Pre Marital, Post-Marital and Separation Agreements

We work with clients on negotiating, enforcing, and litigating those agreements.

Post Divorce Financial Is​sues

We help clients resolve disputes over prior judgments and agreements, including alimony and child support.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

We seek solutions for our clients. Sometimes that means taking an alternative approach.

Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer-review and awarded to Kates & Barlow
Peter Barlow and Amanda Vanderhorst have each received their designations as a Certified Financial Litigators.
Kates & Barlow has had a Tier 1 ranking since the firm's inception in US News Best Law Firms in Boston for Family Law.
Peter Barlow has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2006. Amanda Vanderhorst has been named to the Rising Star list.
Peter Barlow has been cycling in the Best Buddies Hyannisport Challenge since its’ first year, to raise money and awareness.
Peter Barlow serves as MCLE's Family Law Advisory Panel in addition to being a frequent lecturer.