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Bristol and Plymouth County Family Attorneys

Middleborough family lawyers putting children first

The Studley Law Offices understands that your children are the center of your life. We make your children’s best interests a focal point of our practice as well. With our 38 years of combined experience, we can represent you in all your family law issues, including:

  • Guardianships — Our Plymouth family lawyers represent guardians appointed by the courts. We can also assist you in petitioning the court for temporary or permanent guardianship if the child’s parents have died, cannot care for their children because of illness or injury, or were determined unfit by the court.
  • Adoptions — We advise you about the rigorous and exciting process of adopting your child. Our step-by-step guidance helps you avoid problems and delays so that you can concentrate on the most important issue — welcoming your new family member.
  • Custody disputes — Our family lawyers protect your parental rights during custody disputes. We may resolve your issues through mediation, but are prepared to battle the other parent in the courtroom if it is in your and your child’s best interests.
  • Divorce matters — Our team helps you through every aspect of divorce — including child custody, child support, alimony, property division, high-net-worth divorces and the valuation of businesses and professional practices.

Dedicated to children and families

The Studley Law Offices is dedicated to children’s well-being during contentious guardianship, adoption and custody cases. Our family lawyer, John E. Studley Jr., regularly serves as a guardian ad litem, representing the best interests of children caught in the middle of their parents’ disputes. The courts have appointed John as a guardian ad litem in more than 40 high-conflict custody, guardianship and estate cases. John has also taught other custody attorneys — including as a panelist at the Probate and Family Court Department Substance Abuse Training Workshop and as an instructor of continuing legal education courses about Massachusetts child custody issues.

Learn more about our Middleborough family law practice

Contact our experienced attorneys about your family law issues in Middleborough, Lake Ville, Taunton, Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, Raynham or Plymouth. Call the Studley Law Offices at 508-923-7207 or 800-640-2889 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

  • "John Studley helped me thru a very difficult time in my life. He explained everything to me and made me feel independent in my decisions. He got me more than I expected. Thanks to You and your team." - Diane - December 9, 2016

  • "I completely agree with a prior reviewer...a complete class act! He is highly efficient, extremely knowledgeable, personable, totally professional, highly successful and very entertaining. I have dealt with Atty. Studley on a few matters over the course of 12 years and he (and his staff!) have consistently provided the time and means to successfully litigate my cases/issues. I was fortunate enough that he was referred to me and I have had absolutely no regrets. If you're looking for the best, he's the person to hire." - L - December 1, 2016

  • "Posted by Michelle September 16, 2015 John Studley is a true class act. I have been a client of his since 2008. He puts the needs of the child first and foremost. He is direct and honest with his clients in a compassionate manner. I would highly recommend Studley Law Offices. I have great faith in John, Sandy and the rest of the team and I remain truly greatful for all of their hard work." - Michelle - September 16, 2015

  • "Attorney Studley and his staff are exceptional! They all are very professional, courteous, efficient and empathetic for our case. Attorney Studley knew the "ins and outs" of the laws and was able to implement them in our case. He was always available to us in a timely manner. He explained various situations and avenues we needed to explore. He provided us with the information we needed to move forward in our case. Attorney Studley was always prepared for any situation in court. He even had copies of documents that the judge did not have available to him during court proceedings. We have already recommended him to a fellow grandparent and would do so again." - Bev - August 31, 2015

  • "John Studley is very professional. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer. He kept me informed by promptly responding to my emails and phone calls." - Roger - January 31, 2015

  • "John and his staff were very professional from the beginning. He is very persistent and thorough. My case took over a year to settle but his staff had to do a lot of research. They constantly kept me in the loop as to how the case was progressing. I would not hesitate to use his services again." - Ron - August 21, 2014

  • "John helped my family in a difficult child custody case. His excellent work was instrumental in saving my granddaughters from ongoing physical and mental abuse." - Tom - August 12, 2014

  • "This was my first experience dealing with a lawyer. I found John Studley to be very professional in dealing with my case. He explained everything to me in detail and his knowledge of the law reassured me that my case was justified. I had complete trust in him as he was confident and I would highly recommend him to any person in need a lawyer. John dealt with my personal injury case. He set up appointments with Doctors, Neurologists and Physical therapists for me. He and his team were very responsive in returning my phone calls and communicated all correspondence in this matter. He showed a compassion for my health and well being during a difficult time in my life. He was instrumental in facilitating a fair settlement in my case." - Brian - February 21, 2014

  • "John Studley has been my attorney for over 20 years and has never disappointed me. He is, in my opinion the best lawyer you could have. Rest assured that if you have Attorney Studley for your lawyer he will definitelyl do the best that he can do for you. He definitely is a cut above the rest..." - Edna - February 11, 2014



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Through our attorneys' unwavering dedication, The Studley Law Offices has achieved successful results on behalf of many of our clients. Please read more about some of the verdicts and settlements of which we are most proud.
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