Matthew P. Blouin
Attorney Matthew Blouin enjoys an excellent reputation in both the Central and Western Massachusetts legal communities, where he is renowned as a highly competent and ethical family law attorney.
Matthew has handled nearly 300 complex family law situations, including divorce, child custody and parenting matters, child support, and property division, as well as post-judgment modifications and complaints for contempt.
He works with a wide variety of clients, including men and women, business owners, spouses of business owners, doctors, salespeople, state workers, engineers, factory workers, unemployed spouses, homemakers and educators.
Of late, Attorney Blouin has solidified his reputation as the go-to guy for both the hard-working spouse and the spouse who left all financial matters to their husband or wife and now, with divorce pending, feels both scared and vulnerable not knowing what to do first. His combination of sophistication and heart make him one of the top family lawyers in the region.
Clients say Matthew has an instinctive feel for the needs of clients. He can be tender when needed, but also stern if that’s what the situation requires. His calm, soft-spoken demeanor can be misleading, but it’s also his secret weapon. By calmly listening and observing, he’s able to target the most important issues – as well as spotting potential bargaining chips – that he uses to obtain the best possible outcomes for his clients. “I’m able to see solutions that others may not see,” he explained.
A masterful negotiator, Attorney Blouin says he prefers settling cases without going to trial. “The last thing you want is to have a judge decide who your children are going to live with, or how you are going to live your life.”
Matthew says the cases he relishes most are those in which he can help protect children from harmful situations, including helping grandparents seeking guardianship and visitation. One of the cases he’s most proud of is helping a woman gain custody of her granddaughter after the girl’s mother died of a drug overdose. A judge initially granted custody to the father, but Attorney Blouin was able to get that decision reversed and the girl is now being raised by her grandmother.
Most judges believe children are better off with their parents, but that’s not always the case, Attorney Blouin said. He will tenaciously fight for what’s in the best interest of the child, regardless of the case.
Given his experience in Central and Western Massachusetts courtrooms, Attorney Blouin has the added advantage of knowing most of the judges and courtroom personnel. This not only helps him prepare the best possible case, he said, but he can also explain to his clients what likely will happen in their case. “This helps me temper expectations, too.”
Attorney Matthew Blouin is a graduate of Western New England University and Western New England University School of Law. He and his wife live in Worcester. When not helping clients, he enjoys playing music – guitar and bass – and joining his father at local cruise nights in their 1969 Camaro convertible. He’s also a huge fan of the New England Patriots and Boston Bruins.