Posted on April 17, 2017 by Wendy Hickey
The Divorce411 column in the Boston Herald was started by Gerald (Jerry) L. Nissenbaum (bio) over 10 years ago. For over 50 years until his retirement in April of 2017 he was a leader in advancing family law , using legal means in reuniting children kidnapped by a parent to outside their national borders and jurisdiction , helping to create organizations of lawyers both domestically and international that would instill and share best practices. He was voted the one of the best divorce lawyers in the country by Town and Country and the best in town by Boston Magazine. He was rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubble and listed in Massachusetts SuperLawyers for Family and Appellate Law since 2004.
Wendy Hickey a partner and colleage of Jerry's for over 15 years , upon Jerry's retirement in April 2017, has taken over the writing of the weekly column. Here, as a service to the community , we are making available all our columns. To learn MORE about Wendy Hickey, Massachusetts Family Law, and our extensive on-line divorce and case library  ; please follow the link below..