Our Cape Cod office is located at:
Lynch & Owens, P.C.
449 Route 6A, #6
East Sandwich, MA 02537
E: [email protected]
For more than 20 years, our attorneys have served the family law needs of Cape Cod residents. Our attorneys know the judges of the Barnstable Probate and Family Court, Hon. Robert A. Scandurra and Hon. Arthur C. Ryley. Lynch & Owens partner Jason V. Owens was born and raised on Cape Cod, and served a judicial clerk at the Barnstable Probate and Family Court prior to entering private practice. Our lead attorney for our Cape office, Carmela M. Miraglia, has spent more than a decade serving the people of Cape Cod, and today acts as Lynch & Owens’ lead attorney for our Cape office in East Sandwich, Massachusetts.
Our Cape Cod clients have described the challenges of selecting an on-Cape family law attorney. With just two judges serving the family law needs of the entire Cape from a single court, Cape Cod clients tend to seek on-Cape attorneys who have inside knowledge of the personalities, politics and “unspoken rules” of the Barnstable Probate Court. However, they report that these same on-Cape attorneys sometimes seem to lack independence from Barnstable Probate and Family Court.
Any attorney will tell you that maintaining a good reputation is essential for a lawyer. Reputation is twice as important when an attorney’s practice consists of appearing before the same two judges, at the same court, every day. Put simply, family law attorneys who practice in Barnstable County must carefully cultivate their reputations with Judge Scandurra and Judge Ryley. These attorneys sometimes face tough choices when aggressively advocating for a client risks frustrating a Barnstable County judge.
The lead attorney for our Cape office, Carmela M. Miraglia, has practiced family law in Barnstable County for over a decade. She’s served on the Barnstable County Bar Association Steering Committee, has been appointed as a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) and ARC attorney by Judges Scandurra and Ryley, and has close relationships with Court staff. Unlike attorneys whose practices focus exclusively in Barnstable County, however, Attorney Miraglia regularly appears before more than a dozen probate court judges across Massachusetts.
By combining the inside knowledge of an on-Cape attorney with the independence and resources of the South Shore’s family law leader, Attorney Miraglia offers our Cape clients the best of both worlds: inside knowledge and independence.
From Osterville to Chatham, Cape Cod is comprised of roughly 80 villages stretched across the 15 towns of Barnstable County: Bourne, Sandwich, Falmouth, Mashpee, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Harwich, Dennis, Brewster, Chatham, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown. All of these communities are served by the two justices of the Barnstable Probate and Family Court, located in historic Barnstable Village. Our Cape Cod office is just eight miles from the Barnstable Probate and Family Court. From our East Sandwich location, Lynch & Owens projects the reputation and resources of the South Shore’s largest and best known family law firm across Barnstable County.
Looking for representation in the Barnstable Probate & Family Court? Call us today at (508) 379-7776. An attorney from our Cape Cod office will evaluate your claim during a free one-hour consultation. We will help you navigate your legal issue with care, diligence and strong, cost-effective client service.
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