Family Law

    Hale and Hamlin represents clients in a wide range of family law issues and disputes, both inside and outside of the courtroom. We typically offer a free initial meeting with a client in an attempt to evaluate the relevant issues and merits of a case, as well as discussing fee arrangements and the scope of our representation. Ideally, we like to hold the meeting at our office. However, we recognize that some of our clients do not reside in Hancock County and in such instances we are more than willing to have telephone or other electronic meetings. It is important for you to be as prepared as possible when we speak. We may be asking you to provide copies of various documents soon after the initial meeting.

    Our family law team comprises of four attorneys (Barry Mills, Justin Bennett, Sally Mills and Zachary McNally). Between us, we have more than 50 years of experience in representing clients in family law cases throughout the State of Maine, including issues such as:
  • Parental Rights Disputes Between Married or Unmarried Couples
  • Financial Disputes Between Married or Unmarried Couples
  • Child Custody Disputes
  • Divorce Proceedings
  • Protection from Abuse Orders
  • Guardianship Proceedings
  • Adoption Proceedings
  • Same-sex Marriage
    We represent clients at every stage and venue within the legal system. As part of the present Maine court system, the great majority of family law cases are resolved without the need for a full trial. As such, we endeavor to prepare a case thoroughly from the outset and keep a constant review of the cost / benefit of pursuing each claim. The likelihood is that the majority of cases will be resolved via negotiated settlements rather than at trial. We have substantial experience in the compulsory mediation process and trial advocacy, and if the occasion requires we have argued numerous appeals of family law cases to the Maine Supreme Court. 

    Barry, Justin and Sally have each been prior recipients of the Hancock County Pro Bono attorney of the year award from the Volunteer Lawyer Project of the State of Maine.