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Jenifer G. DeCristofaro


When Attorney Jenifer DeCristofaro became a lawyer, she chose to practice family law because she wanted to help people in a meaningful way. She knew that practicing family law allowed her to advocate for men and women dealing with intensely personal and highly emotional matters, each of which have a profound impact on the rest of their lives.

Attorney DeCristofaro loves the personal relationship she develops with each of her clients. Jenifer has represented hundreds of men and women of all ages and financial statuses in a variety of divorce and family law matters. Whether it’s a simple or complex divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, modification of support or parenting plans, parental alienation, fathers’ rights, or grandparents’ rights, she has handled them all.

With nearly 20 years of experience in the Massachusetts probate and family courts, Jenifer knows many of the judges and clerks, allowing her to navigate the ins-and-outs of the system so she can make things happen quickly and efficiently.

“I’m honored that my clients trust me, literally with their lives. That’s why I put my heart and soul into each and every case—and I will make you laugh, even in your darkest hour.” - Attorney DeCristofaro

Focused on Each Client’s Future

She also takes the time to talk to clients about life after divorce. Jenifer believes in the importance of managing finances, as well as encouraging clients to not to give up on love or marriage despite their present situation.

“My favorite part of being a family law attorney is helping families create their ‘new normal’ so that divorce does not become a crushing life change,” Jenifer says. “I love when people who originally came to me distraught and feeling trapped are able to triumph and take back their lives.”

Attorney Jenifer G. DeCristofaro is a graduate of Davidson College in Davidson, NC, and the New England School of Law. She also attended University College Galway in Ireland. She is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and the U.S. District Court. She’s a member of the Middlesex Bar Association and the Essex Bar Association, and she is a notary public in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, as well as playing tennis. She also is an avid reader and writer of fiction and short stories.