Family Law

We increase the safety and well-being of domestic violence survivors and their children through quality, compassionate legal representation and community education.


Our experienced team of attorneys provide trauma-informed, holistic representation to families affected by domestic violence in the following areas:

  • Divorce, legal separation or annulment

  • Obtaining and enforcing protective orders

  • Child and spousal support

  • Child custody

  • Securing safe visitation

  • Division and preservation of marital property

  • Immigration issues faced by domestic violence survivors

  • Guardianship orders for Special Immigrant Juveniles

De Novo also handles cases for custodial parents in Cambridge who need help with child support orders, and/or with custody where there has been child abuse and neglect.

De Novo provides affordable psychological counseling to help you deal with abuse or the stress of family break-up. Many of our clients receive ongoing therapy and help with safety planning.

Our staff also provide community education and training on legal rights of victims, and advocate to improve survivors’ access to the justice system.

Get Legal Help

To request legal assistance, contact our Intake and Referral Line at (617) 661-1010 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.