Areas of Expertise
Complex Probate & Family Litigation
209A / Restraining Orders
Attorney Payne combines unmatched court-room advocacy and negotiation expertise with a naturally empathetic personality that enables her to connect with clients and understand the motivations of party opponents. Attorney Payne practices law with a careful eye towards human psychology. Her instincts allow her to quickly identify the needs and concerns of clients, the strategy and tactics of opposing attorneys and parties, and habits and preferences of judges. Attorney Payne uses these data points to balance aggressive advocacy with thoughtful and compassionate counsel for her clients.
At the earliest stages of a case, Attorney Payne focuses on identifying the specific goals of her client and developing a comprehensive strategy to achieve favorable and practical outcomes in an efficient, cost-effective manner. Attorney Payne is the author of the widely-read Lynch & Owens Massachusetts Divorce Series, which provides divorce litigants with a step-by-step review of the process, from the initial free consultation through the conclusion of the case by settlement or trial.
Before entering private practice, Attorney Payne was a professionally trained chef who worked in some of the most popular eating establishments in Boston. She attributes much of her poise under pressure to her experience in the ultra-competitive world of fine dining.
Josey Lyne Payne is a Massachusetts divorce lawyer and family law attorney whose areas of concentration include divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, asset division, domestic violence and complex financial probate and family litigation.
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
First Circuit Court of Appeals
J.D. New England Law School
B.S. Bridgewater State University
More About Attorney Payne
Attorney Payne began developing her legal expertise long before her admission to the Massachusetts Bar. She graduated summa cum laude from Bridgewater State University with a double major in Criminal Justice and Communications and a Minor in Psychology, before earning accolades in law school including the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Business Organizations, Most Promising Mediator and the Dean’s Merit Scholarship. She is a certified paralegal, a CATIC Title Insurance signatory and is a Licensed Real Estate Broker.
Attorney Payne was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada and came to live in Cambridge Massachusetts back in 2000, where she met her husband, an Abington, MA native and law enforcement officer. She now lives on the South Shore of Massachusetts with her husband and remains active in her community.