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Dahlia Bonzagni
Senior Attorney
Licensed to Practice Law in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

When it comes to divorce and family law, few attorneys have the passion and commitment of Attorney Dahlia Habashy Bonzagni. She provides exceptional legal representation for each client, using a blend of compassion and aggressive advocacy on behalf of her clients to help them get everything they deserve.

Given her knowledge and experience, Dahlia provides trusted legal counsel as well as skillful advocacy at the bargaining table and in the courtroom. She enjoys developing a relationship with her clients, getting to know them and their families and identifying what’s important to them. She then works with them to identify strategies that will lead to the best possible outcome. She has earned her well-deserved reputation as a fierce litigator, one who will aggressively fight to protect her clients’ interests at all costs.

Dahlia relishes the challenges of divorce and family law cases, whether representing a client for divorce, a modification of a previous separation agreement, contempt, child custody, child support and parenting plans and alimony or spousal abuse. She especially enjoys cases with challenging or complicated issues, such as those involving fathers’ rights, high-net-worth divorces and cases affected by the state’s new alimony statute.

With her compassion and passion, along with her legal knowledge, skills and experience, count on Attorney Bonzagni to provide superior representation for your divorce or family law matter.

Dahlia Habashy Bonzagni is a graduate of Northeastern University and Suffolk University Law School. She is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. When not at work, Dahlia enjoys spending time with her husband, who’s also an attorney, their son Benjamin and their dog, a miniature schnauzer named George. She also enjoys cooking and travelling.


Diana M. Sladen
Senior Attorney
Licensed to Practice Law in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut

A highly regarded attorney in her field, Attorney Diana Sladen has earned a reputation as a top-notch attorney who does everything she can to keep her clients out of court – saving them time, money, stress and aggravation. While her mediation skills are unparalleled she is also a tenacious litigator with vast experience appearing before nearly every Judge in the Commonwealth.

In family law cases, peers say Attorney Sladen excels at obtaining successful results in the most difficult of cases, in and out of the courtroom. She often is able to resolve matters before they escalate, preventing prolonged and costly court battles.

Attorney Sladen is also incredibly thorough, especially when it comes to pursuing hidden assets and under-reported income. After a careful analysis of all information, she works with her clients to help them obtain the most favorable and comprehensive settlements – often without going to trial. Her exhaustive preparation helps her excel at the negotiating table and in the courtroom.

She’s also the attorney individuals seek to defend their rights in divorce, custody and parenting issues, or when seeking modification of support. As a mother, she understands and empathizes with her clients and fights passionately on their behalf.

Indeed, her reputation as a knowledgeable, passionate and skillful litigator is such that a significant number of her new clients come from referrals from current or past clients.

Diana Sladen is a graduate of Roger Williams University School of Law and Providence College. She is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. She is proficient in Spanish and Portuguese.

 


 Attorney David L. Callahan
Owner
Licensed to Practice Law in Massachusetts, Connecticut and before the U.S. District Court of the Commonwealth.

Attorney David L. Callahan has been practicing law for over ten years.  His primary focus is domestic relations including divorce, custody, modification actions, child support, alimony, paternity, guardianship, adoption, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.  Having been involved in thousands of family law matters across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts he puts that experience to use in every case he handles.  Attorney Callahan has litigated matters on behalf of people from every walk of life including fathers seeking to enforce their rights, members of the military, the LGBT community and business owners.

“The best part of being a family law attorney is being able to bring some normalcy to people’s lives,” Attorney Callahan says. “When they come to me, they usually think that it’s the worst time of their life and that nothing’s going to get better. And then you explain that the process doesn’t have to be nasty or difficult and that there’s a way to get through it with as little pain as possible. In fact, it’s not uncommon to get a hug from a client when their case is over. That’s when you know you made a difference.”   When it comes to dealing with opposing counsel, he added, “I’m very matter of fact and straight to the point, without a lot of back and forth, which often saves clients thousands in legal fees.”

David Callahan is a graduate of the New England School of Law and Becker College. Outside of work, he’s twice finished the Boston Marathon is an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoys spending time with his three beautiful children.


Attorney Laurel A. Barraco
Owner
Licensed to Practice Law in Massachusetts and Connecticut

Attorney Laurel Barraco thrives on helping people with complex divorce and family law matters. Attorney Barraco has litigated complex divorce, custody and alimony matters in nearly every county in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  “I choose to practice family law because it includes so many different disciplines,” Attorney Barraco said. “We are dealing with domestic relations, restraining orders, housing issues, business law, tax law and sometimes even constitutional issues.”

Known for being efficient and effective, Attorney Barraco helps clients look beyond the emotional aspect of their circumstance so they can focus on the pragmatic resolution of their divorce, division of property, child custody, child support or alimony case. “I think it makes things easier – and there are better results for the client and their children – when emotions are taken out of the equation so cooler heads can prevail,” she says.

As a breast cancer survivor, Attorney Barraco understands the importance of looking beyond the emotions of the moment when it comes to doing what’s best for the future.  In addition, she noted, “Having beaten cancer makes me completely unafraid of any situation that lies before me – cancer has given me the ability to fight harder for my clients.”

Laurel Barraco is a graduate of the New England School of Law and Northeastern University. Outside of work, she’s an avid runner and fitness enthusiast and New York Times crossword puzzler.


Attorney Irena Inman
Owner
Licensed to Practice Law in Massachusetts and New Hampshire

Attorney Irena Inman represents men and women in a variety of domestic relations issues, including separation and divorce, child custody and support, spousal support, modifications, contempt of court, restraining orders and allegations of physical abuse and substance abuse.

She represents clients throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire, in virtually every courtroom.  Clients appreciate her compassion and passionate advocacy on their behalf, as well as her commitment to promoting the best interests of the children in each case. She is known for being able to resolve tough custody and parenting issues by developing creative solutions to maximize the children’s time with each parent.

Attorney Inman also is masterful at handling the intricacies of cases involving high-net-worth individuals and division of high-asset marital cases. She is adept at untangling complicated financial issues, whether flushing out hidden assets or sorting through pensions, stock options, investments and business interests.

One of the reasons Attorney Inman enjoys handling divorce and family law cases is because it requires a mix of legal knowledge and creativity. She prides herself on staying abreast on changes in case law, in addition to spending time in local courts to see how the judges handle different cases and issues. She uses this information when working with clients to develop successful strategies and as a result Attorney Inman has earned her reputation as a top-notch divorce and family lawyer who’s a force to be reckoned with.

Irena Inman graduated from Wellesley College and Suffolk University Law School. She is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and is an active member of the Massachusetts Bar and the Federal Bar for the District of Massachusetts. She and her husband own an American Staffordshire Terrier-mix rescue dog named Sadie. In her free time, she pursues her longtime passion for fencing.


Attorney Caitlin Costigan
Senior Attorney Caitlin Costigan
Licensed to Practice in Law in Massachusetts, Maine and before the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts and Maine.

Attorney Caitlin Costigan is an experienced divorce and family law attorney with a proven track record in the handling of all domestic relations matters. Caitlin has been practicing family law for eight years and has handled matters in counties all across Massachusetts.  Her primary focus throughout her career and during law school has been family law.  Caitlin truly enjoys being able to assist her clients navigate and get though some of the most difficult and complicated times in their lives.

Caitlin brings superior negotiation skills to the table, which is of crucial importance in all contested legal matters.  However, Caitlin realizes that negotiation does not always produce the desired results, and if negotiation is not effective then Caitlin is not afraid to bring any unresolved and contested matters before the court.  Her goal is to expeditiously and efficiently settle every case, but she is ready to aggressively and zealously advocate for her clients at every stage of litigation.

Caitlin Costigan is a graduate of Quinnipiac University Schools of Law, where she concentrated her studies in juvenile and family law, and University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  Outside of work, Caitlin can usually be found enjoying the great outdoors with her family and two dogs.

Testimonials
  • "“David Callahan took exceptional responsibility and got me more than I even expected to get.” " - - Micko D.

  • "“Attorney David Callahan had relieved a great deal of anxiety. His positive attitude and wise council along with his understanding of my particular situation made things a bit easier. I would recommend him to anyone who wants a man who is kind and will support your needs, yet be tough when he has to.” " - - Jennifer S.

  • "“I was very nervous about entering into the legal process of establishing my paternal rights with my son but Attorney Laurel A. Barraco eased my fears and made me comfortable right off the bat. She spoke to me as an equal, very friendly and not looking down on me from a high horse, as my previous experience with other lawyers had shown me. As she explained how the process goes, I began to feel more confident about my situation. She was extremely poised when negotiating with the opposing party involved. I was very pleased with the outcome and I am very grateful for all the hard work that Attorney Laurel A. Barraco put in helping me with a custody battle that is an extremely stressful situation to go I was very nervous about entering into the legal process of establishing my paternal rights with my son but Attorney Laurel A. Barraco eased my fears and made me comfortable right off the bat. She spoke to me as an equal, very friendly and not looking down on me from a high horse, as my previous experience with other lawyers had shown me. As she explained how the process goes, I began to feel more confident about my situation. She was extremely poised when negotiating with the opposing party involved. I was very pleased with the outcome and I am very grateful for all the hard work that Attorney Laurel A. Barraco put in helping me with a custody battle that is an extremely stressful situation to go Hands down the best decision I ever made.”" - - Mike O.

  • "“Attorney David Callahan has been my lawyer since 2008. He is an attorney that you can trust and know that he is in your corner. He has a warm personality and is completely down to earth. He never makes you feel like your case is not important or that you do not matter. He will take the opportunity to get to know you. He takes his time to listen and explain to you in easy details about the fees and how the court process works so that you clearly understand. Whenever I needed to follow up with him about a case, he is always available and if he was unavailable because he was in court, he would always call you back that same day or the following. He has handled all of my cases from car accidents to child support. Attorney Callahan made sure that I got what was truly entitled to me – no doubt. I never once felt stressed out about my cases because I knew that he was on top of it. He will always give you the best legal service possible and that's why I will continue to keep him as my lawyer.”" - - Demetris T.

  • ""Attorney Dave Callahan recently handled my divorce. He was professional, easy to talk to and provided fantastic, straight-forward and clear counsel throughout the process. He got me through a tough situation with the best possible outcome. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting a top notch lawyer who will get the job done."" - - Peter E.

  • "“Laurel and her team were excellent to work with. I found them to be fair, knowledgeable, compassionate, and responsive. My divorce case was particularly intense, and financially complex. I was able to build relationships with lawyers having specific expertise in the subject matter at hand. I found all three lawyers I worked with to be equally professional, and just simply good people to work with. They supported me through what could have been a disaster, to a very good resolution.” " - Greg A.

  • "“Laurel advised me in a divorce and custody dispute and helped me get the best result possible for my client. She has extensive knowledge on divorce and custody proceedings, and I highly recommend her.”" - Attorney Kathryn G.

  • "“I wanted to shoot you a note and thank you for yesterday! I appreciated your transparency and ability to manage the court room. Regardless of the outcome I do not feel that you could have done anything better than you did or that someone else could have done better…. Your ability to take over the case and manage the details effectively was impressive.” (note to Attorney Irena Inman)" - Robert J.

  • "“Attorney Irena W. Inman took on my very difficult case involving a restraining order and children. She was extremely professional, non-judgmental, and knowledgeable. She made all the difference in the case and it meant the world of difference for me, a father who is now reunited with his children. I highly recommend her!”"

  • "“Irena helped me when I had to adjust my child support and then was countersued by my X-wife for stuff the Judge threw out. It's been a few years, but Irena did a fine job when I hired her and she was much better than my divorce attorney was and Irena had been practicing for about 2 years then? . Wish I had known who she was during my divorce, but I believe she was still in college then. I definitely recommend her and would utilize her expertise again.”"

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