Morgan Bernal Bindbeutel, Attorney at Law
Awarded Boston Magazine’s Top Rated Family Lawyer 2021 & 2023
I practice family law in the greater Boston area with offices in Canton, Boston and Mashpee. My goal is to assist both men and women in divorce, child custody and support proceedings, paternity, and modifications that arise post judgement in regards to child support, college expenses, visitation and custody. As a former divorced, single parent, I understand the emotional and financial struggles faced by parents in Massachusetts. My office also assists in drafting pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.
I have extensive experience working with victims in court, particularly women and children who were physically or sexually abused. My criminal background experience exposed me to the intersection between civil and criminal law: domestic violence. Most victims want an attorney who "just gets it," and it has been my experience than many do not "get it" nor do they feel comfortable representing or relating to clients with a domestic violence component to their case. My clients will have the utmost empathy and compassion and the freedom to share their thoughts, fears and goals with me throughout the representation.
After years of family law litigation, I became a guardian ad litem (GAL) in order to assist parties struggling with issues of physical or legal custody in divorce, guardianship matters or matters in paternity cases. I work efficiently with the parties and their counsel with a heightened awareness that this service is not inexpensive. My reports are detailed and submitted to the court in a timely manner. I am also a licensed mediator in order to assist clients in navigating family law matters without litigation. I practice in the following counties: Norfolk, Plymouth, Middlesex, Suffolk and Barnstable.
Though born and raised in the South, I attended undergrad at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA (2000-2004) and law school at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston. I now call Massachusetts my home; my daughter, husband and I reside on the South Shore. I belong to the Starting Out Solo (SOS) Bar Association, Massachusetts Association of Guardian ad Litems (MAGAL) and the Massachusetts Council on Family Law Mediation, and I sit on the Board of SOS as the Treasurer. I take low bono cases from the Jewish Family and Children Services in Waltham, MA and volunteer as a court appointed ARC (Attorney Representing Children) for the Norfolk County Family and Probate Courts.