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Shannon Barnes
Kelly Leighton

At the law firm of Barnes and Leighton, our attorneys are committed to fair and effective representation in all areas of family law. We provide responsive and energetic advocacy based upon the long term goals and realities of families, not driven by the short-term emotional nature of a breakdown in a relationship. We use our combined thirty years’ experience to guide clients through the sometimes turbulent litigation, using our considerable skills to advocate in court when necessary and our wisdom to guide clients to settlement when appropriate.

Barnes and Leighton represents clients in all aspects of domestic relations, including divorce, paternity, custody, child support, alimony, guardianship, domestic abuse, post-judgment modifications, and contempt cases, as well as appellate actions. Our attorneys serve as guardians ad litem, provide representation in parental rights cases, and have experience with same sex divorce litigation and prenuptial agreements.

Our firm also provides mediation and collaborative representation in family law and small business disputes. Contact us to discuss any of your legal needs.

Barnes and Leighton represents clients in Salem, Boston's North Shore Area, and the surrounding parts of Massachusetts, including Beverly, Lynn, Lynnfield, Burlington, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Ipswich, Marblehead, Nahant, Newburyport, Reading, North Reading, Peabody, Saugus, Cambridge, Ipswich, Woburn, Malden, Somerville, Andover, North Andover, Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Topsfield, Rowley, Middleton, Swampscott, Lawrence, Lowell, Framingham, and all cities within Essex County, Middlesex County, Norfolk County, and Suffolk County, including North Reading, Reading, Wilmington, Ashby, Ayer, Townsend, and Woburn.