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 Nancy R. Van Tine

Nancy R. Van Tine


Office Phone: 617.345.3229
Alternate Phone: 617.345.3000
Location: Boston, MA; South Shore, MA
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Nancy Van Tine has practiced law for over 35 years exclusively in the area of domestic relations. She handles diverse issues, including divorce and separation, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, child custody and support, as well as actions for modification and contempt. She deals with enforcement and modification of decrees entered in other states, reciprocal child custody, gay and lesbian divorce, and complex asset division situations. Nancy also handles cases involving the division and protection of family assets and international and Hague Convention cases. She served as Chair of the firms Divorce & Family group and Co-Chair of the Private Client group from 1989-2016.

Often called upon as an expert to the media in divorce and family law issues, Nancy has appeared on “Chronicle” and “Geraldo Rivera,” in the columns of Margery Eagan of the Boston Herald, and on local Boston television stations. She has been quoted as an expert on domestic violence, child custody, infidelity and other issues in articles from Sports Illustrated,,, and ParentTime, among others. Nancy also writes for the Huffington Post on topics ranging from domestic violence to alimony reform.

Check out Nancy's blog, Divorce Law Monitor to learn more about the divorce process and other divorce-related topics.


Additional Information:




  • 12/10/2016, Boston Globe - Every divorce case involves a (metaphorical) salad spinner
    Nancy Van Tine was featured in this article by the Boston Globe.
  • 10/24/2016, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly - Top Women of Law: Nancy Van Tine
    Nancy Van Tine was featured in this interview with Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
  • 4/9/2015, The Christian Science Monitor - Court rules woman can serve divorce papers via Facebook: Like?
    Nancy Van Tine was quoted in this article by Lisa Suhay.
  • 5/9/2013, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly - Mother knows best
    Nancy Van Tine was featured in this article by Julie McMahon.

Recent Articles and Publications:

Violence Against Women Act: A Divorce Lawyer's Perspective
Huffington Post, March 15, 2013

Five Post Divorce Financial Tips
Huffington Post, September 21, 2012

The Massachusetts Divorce Law Practice Manual
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE), 2012
Co-editor: Peter F. Zupcofska, et al. Other Burns & Levinson contributing authors: Ronald Barriere, Brian Bixby, Elizabeth Crowley, Lisa Cukier, Robin Lynch Nardone, Robert O'Regan, Susan Stenger, Nancy Van Tine and Peter Zupcofska.

What Massachusetts Alimony Reform Really Means
Huffington Post, July 27, 2011

Speaking Engagements:

Women's Bar Association Event, 9.16.2010
Location: Boston, MA
Role: Panelist
Topic: Thinking Outside the Box: How to Maximize Your Career Potential

Trying Divorce Cases, 10.22.2009
Location: MCLE Seminar - Burlington, MA
Role: Speaker

Irrevocable Trusts in a Divorce Contest (Valuation Issues Involving Trust Interests), 11.18.2002
Location: Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Seminar
Role: Chair