Paul Sweeney has been a Boston divorce lawyer for 26 years. Prior to practicing he was an Assistant Register of Probate at Norfolk Probate Court. Attorney Sweeney received his law degree from Suffolk University (1984) and a Master in Tax Law from Boston University (1988).  Attorney Sweeney’s team consists of his paralegal Susanne Paullin who has been with the firm for 23 years and Attorney Lauren Standiford who was a law clerk for the firm, but after passing the bar in 2014 began practicing with the firm. Attorney Standiford has a Master’s degree in School Psychology as well as her law degree. The firm parcels the work on each case so the client pays the lowest fee for the work being done.  The firm invests in IT so the work is streamlined and communications with clients are fluid and responsive. The firm welcomes your divorce, family law, and probate inquiries.


Our Attorneys



Your choice in a divorce attorney is one of the most important decisions you make, as it will have long-term effects on your family’s future. Attorney Paul J. Sweeney appreciates the privilege to serve you and wants to help you understand your rights and achieve realistic legal goals. Attorney Paul J. Sweeney is dedicated to providing his clients with a divorce proceeding that is expeditious, amicable and as fair as possible. However, he understands that there are cases in which a strong litigator is required to represent the client. In those cases, Paul J. Sweeney does not hesitate to aggressively support his client’s position and fight for his client’s legal rights.

Attorney Sweeney received his J.D. from Suffolk University in 1978, his LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University in 1984, and since then has been advising client’s on the unique tax consequences of divorce. Attorney Paul J. Sweeney works with accountants, business valuators, and financial planning specialists to optimize the tax benefits post-divorce.




Attorney Lauren Standiford was admitted to the bar in 2014. Lauren Standiford is a graduate of Boston University, where she graduated with honors in Psychology. She then earned a Master’s degree from Northeastern in School Psychology where she focused on child development and early intervention. Lauren attended law school at Suffolk University Law School, where she received legal clinic experience representing clients in guardianship and family law matters. Throughout law school, Lauren Standiford worked for Law Offices of Paul J. Sweeney as a Law Clerk.

Attorney Standiford brings a counseling perspective to the practice of divorce, family and probate law. Attorney Standiford is driven to help clients throughout the divorce process and ensure their success beyond the divorce judgment. She is responsive to inquiries, available to assist clients, and proactive in reaching optimal results.





Our Paralegal



Susanne Paullin has been Attorney Sweeney’s paralegal for 22 years. Her organizational skills are only matched by her client responsiveness and attention to detail. She is an integral part of the Law Offices of Paul J. Sweeney. Susanne has a sincere desire to assist our clients through one of the most emotionally and financially difficult times of their lives. Susanne has a deep understanding of real estate in addition to probate and family law. Susanne attended Boston University, where she remains an enthusiastic supporter of the men’s hockey team.

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