W. Sanford Durland III

Sandy’s practice is concentrated in all areas of domestic relations, family law and probate litigation at the trial and appellate levels.

He has been involved in and argued a number of noteworthy appellate, divorce decision, including those involving the interpretation of the Alimony Reform Act (Chin vs. Merriot, 470 Mass. 527, Holmes vs. Holmes, 467 Mass. 653, Young vs. Young, 478 Mass. 1 and Dolan vs. Dolan, 99 Mass.App.Ct. 284); the determination of income in child support calculations (Wasson vs. Wasson, 81 Mass.App.Ct. 574), percentage-based alimony awards (Wooters vs. Wooters, 42 Mass.App.Ct. 929), income attribution (C.D.L. vs. M.M.L., 72 Mass.App. Ct. 146), business valuations and pass-through/K-1 income (Caveney vs. Caveney, 81 Mass.App.Ct. 102), alimony-related taxation issues (L.J.S. vs. J.E.S. 464 Mass. 346) and the interpretation of the statutory and regulatory schemes governing the division of pensions (King vs. Cerbone, 101 Mass.App.Ct. 783).

He has authored and co-authored several legal treatises, including “Defending Accounts,” Equity Actions in the Probate Court (MCLE) and the “Pre-Trial Hearings” and “Financial Statement” chapters in the Divorce Law Practice Manual (MCLE), as well as articles for the Boston and Massachusetts Bar Associations and Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly. He has lectured on such topics as the Alimony Reform Act, child support, custody and parenting plans, the equitable division of property as well as on recent developments in divorce and family law.

Before joining the firm, Sandy was a partner at a boutique family law firm in Boston. He also served as a legislative assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a member of the Massachusetts Family and Probate American Inn of Court and the Massachusetts, Boston, and Essex County Bar Associations. Since 2006, he has been named to the New England “Super Lawyers” list, an honor awarded annually to only the top 5% of lawyers in the region.

He attended Northeastern University School of Law, the University of Bath (England) and the College of the Holy Cross.

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