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Jennifer specializes in representing clients in all aspects of family law and domestic relations including:
As a family law attorney, Jennifer has experience with litigation, mediation, and conciliation and is trained as both a Conciliator and Mediator. While she is comfortable inside a courtroom and is a skilled litigator, whenever possible, she strives to resolve cases and obtain the best results for her clients without the need for court intervention.
Jennifer recognizes that divorce, and post-divorce litigation, upends client’s lives in a myriad of ways and she strives to represent her clients with compassion, empathy, and grace.
Since January 2019, Jennifer has served as the Director of Legal Training for the Child and Family Forensic Evaluation Service (CAFFES) at the Center of Excellence for Children, Families and the Law at William James College. CAFFES provides comprehensive forensic psychological evaluations for the Probate and Family Court and attorneys regarding children and families going through divorce, modification, and other custody disputes.
In addition to her private practice and work at CAFFES, Jennifer volunteers her time to several legal organizations. She is as a mentor for the Women’s Bar Foundation’s Family Law Project. She also devotes a considerable amount of time to the Boston Bar Association (“BBA”). Since 2006, she has been a member of the member of the Boston Bar Association Family Law Section, serving as Co-Chair of the Section from 2012 to 2014. From 2015 to 2018, she sat on the BBA Council, including the BBA Executive Committee from 2016 to 2018.
Jennifer also regularly receives appointments from the Court to conciliate cases through the Middlesex County Bar Association and the Judge Jeffery Abber “We Can Settle” Conciliation Initiative.
Jennifer is a member of the Greater Boston Family Law American Inn of Court and the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (“AFCC”). She served on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Chapter of AFCC from 2008 through 2015 and served as President of the Board from April 2013 through April 2014.
She is the co-author of Divorce Law Practice Manual, Chapter 13 Marital Agreements, MCLE, 3rd Edition 3rd Supplement, 2018 and has lectured on trust issues in divorce.
She has been named a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” since 2015 and has been given a top ranking by the legal publication Martindale-Hubbell.
Before founding Durand Family Law, Jennifer was a partner at the firm of Schmidt & Federico, PC.
Prior to entering private practice, Jennifer clerked for two years for the justices of the Massachusetts Probate & Family Court. Jennifer is a graduate of Providence College (Magna Cum Laude) and Northeastern University School of Law.