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Trying Divorce Cases in Massachusetts Released

December 1, 2007

Prince Lobel Tye LLP is pleased to announce the release of Trying Divorce Cases in Massachusetts, co-authored by Partner Donald G. Tye.  Published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc (MCLE), the 900 page volume is the product of three years of dedication by Tye, and attorneys Phyllis K. Kolman and Patricia A. O’Connell, who all had the desire to create a practical, easy-to-use guidebook filled with advice from seasoned practitioners.

Co-chair and partner in Prince Lobel’s Domestic Relations practice group, Tye has more than 30 years of experience as an attorney, guardian ad litem, master, mediator, arbitrator, author and lecturer. This depth of knowledge coupled with his enjoyment of mentoring younger attorneys spawned his desire to write a book that would help guide attorneys through the logistical and strategic challenges of representing a divorce client in Massachusetts. A must-read for divorce lawyers, the book walks the reader through every step of the process, from client intake to steps to take once the trial is over, with a variety of case studies, quick reference forms and sample exhibits along the way.

“The finished product represents a three year labor of love, one I am honored to provide to my fellow attorneys,” said Tye. “I hope this repertoire of best practices helps them achieve preferred results for their clients.”

Tye has achieved recognition for his expertise through his election as a Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  The Massachusetts chapter (of which he served as President, 2005-2007) honored him with its 1998 and 2004 “President’s Award.”  He was appointed co-chair in 2006 of the Family Law Curriculum Advisory Committee of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and has been a committee member since 1999.  He is also a member of the Family Law Section of the Boston, Massachusetts (where he has been appointed to leadership positions) and the American Bar Associations.

As a member of the Board of Editors of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, (where he is now Editor Emeritus) he has written numerous editorials on subjects relating to domestic relations law and policies.  His work has also been featured in such publications as The Massachusetts Family Law Journal, Boston Bar Journal, Family Advocate and Best of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Journal.

A frequent writer, Tye was the co-editor of the “Domestic Relations” chapter in Summary of Basic Law, a selection of the Massachusetts Practice Series (published by West Publishing Company), and editor of the “Divorce” chapter in the Massachusetts Bar Association publication, Traps for the Unwary.

For more information about Prince Lobel’s Domestic Relations practice or to receive a copy of Trying Divorce Cases in Massachusetts, please contact Donald Tye at 617.456.8041 or  The firm’s website can be found at

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