Jeffrey A. Soilson


Mr. Soilson represents clients in a broad range of family law and probate litigation matters. His areas of focus include divorce, custody, child support, alimony, relocation, paternity, contempt, modification, abuse prevention, and the negotiating and drafting of premarital and postnuptial agreements. He also serves as a Mediator, Arbitrator, Discovery Master, Parenting Coordinator and Guardian ad Litem in divorce and family law cases. In the probate litigation arena, Mr. Soilson represents clients in will contests, trust and estate disputes, and contested guardianship and conservatorship proceedings.



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Education And Distinctions

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Mr. Soilson is the President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL). He is a certified Family Law Arbitrator, Conciliator and Mediator, and serves as a court-appointed Discovery Master, Category V Parenting Coordinator and Category F Guardian ad Litem. He is a Certified Financial Litigator and member of the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators, Greater Boston Family Law Inn of Court, and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). He has served as a Director of the Massachusetts Chapter of the AFCC, an interdisciplinary and international association dedicated to the resolution of family conflict, and Overcoming Barriers, a non-profit organization created to promote children’s healthy relationships with their parents where a child is at risk of losing a relationship with a parent. Mr. Soilson is also a member of the Family Law and Probate Law Sections of the Massachusetts Bar Association, and of the Family Law Section and Fiduciary Litigation Subcommittee of the Trust & Estates Section of the Boston Bar Association.

A past member of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Plymouth, the Board of Trustees of the Bay Farm Montessori Academy, and the Finance and Advisory Committee for the Town of Plymouth, Mr. Soilson has been a frequent contributor of pro bono services to the community through the Lawyer of the Day program in the Plymouth County Probate and Family Court, and the Women’s Bar Foundation’s Family Law Project for Battered Women. Mr. Soilson also served as Co-Chair of the Pro Bono Committee of the Boston Bar Association’s Family Law Section Steering Committee.

During law school, Mr. Soilson clerked for the Israeli Supreme Court and advised the Israeli Justices on family law issues adjudicated in the United States. Mr. Soilson served in the United States Navy and through a selective Naval Intelligence program received a Russian Certificate from the Defense Language Institute in 1989. Mr. Soilson is conversational in Russian and Hebrew.

Cases of Note

Secured paternity and sole physical and legal custody judgments for client after trial of a consolidated paternity and care and protection proceeding in the Massachusetts Probate & Family Court and Juvenile Court. Judgments affirmed by the Massachusetts Appeals Court, Adoption of Raissa, 93 Mass. App. Ct. 447, review denied, 480 Mass. 1106 (2018).

Teaching and Publications

  • Contributing Author, Massachusetts Divorce Law Practice Manual, MCLE
  • Co-Editor, Financial Aspects of Divorce in Massachusetts, MCLE
  • Co- Author, "Premarital Arguments", Massachusetts Divorce Law Practice Manual, MCLE
  • Panelist, Alimony Update, 22nd Annual MCLE Family Law Conference
  • Panelist, "The GAL and PC in Court: Coping with Testimony in Deposition and Trial," 2018 Fall Conference of the Massachusetts Association of Guardians Ad Litem
  • Panelist, "The GAL and PC in Court: Coping with Testimony in Deposition and Trial," 2018 Fall Conference of the Massachusetts Association of Guardians Ad Litem
  • Panelist, "Putting Mediation and Conciliation on Trial," Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Panelist, "Across the Borderline - Prenups and the Migratory Couple," American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Panelist, Child Support Update 2017, MCLE
  • Guest Lecturer, Family Law, New England School of Law
  • Panelist, Alimony Key Note Panel, 19th Annual MCLE Family Law Conference
  • Faculty, "Parenting Plans and Shared Custody: Recent Research and Implications for Family Law Professionals," Annual Conference of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Faculty, "Married (& Divorcing) with Children - Handling Support and Custody Issues," MCLE
  • Faculty, "When the Court and Clinical Practice Collide," Joint Conference of the Massachusetts Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and Massachusetts Association of Guardians Ad Litem
  • Chair, High Conflict Custody Cases, MCLE
  • Faculty, Trying Divorce Cases, MCLE
  • Faculty, Prenuptial Agreements, Stafford
  • Faculty, "Social Media and First Amendment in Family Law Cases," MCLE,

Professional Activities and Associations

  • Fellow and President of Massachusetts Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
  • Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL)
  • Certified Financial Litigator, American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators
  • Member, The Greater Boston Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Admitted to the Massachusetts, Florida and New York bars, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Supreme Court.


  • "I came across Jeff on my own research and with the awards, background, qualifications I sought him out as my case has many complexities and will require strategic and high level professional guidance. With that said, he gave me unnecessary and unexpected time over the phone at a highly stressful time. Any attorney of his caliber that shows compassion and takes the time to do so in addition to a proven record is a slam dunk in my book. Probes correctly, direct and honest, yet compassionate and empathetic - highly recommend!"
  • "I first found Jeff online in a delicate and somewhat frantic moment after receiving divorce papers. I had searched many local lawyers. From the first phone call he made me feel most comfortable and gave me immediate advice on how to start protecting myself. I found Jeff to be firm but compassionate, honest and calming, highly educated and professional. Direct, but very personal. He had always found the time to give me his attention when needed. We put together a couple of different game plans depending on which way things went with the opposing party. We were able to settle outside of the court system in a 4-way agreement meeting. I retained most of what I wanted out of the divorce and came to a fair parenting agreement and shared custody. I cannot stress enough how much Jeff had helped me on a personal level keeping myself together and getting through the divorce as well as keeping the legal side of things tight. I highly recommend Jeff Soilson."
  • "I had an attorney working on my case for a year before Jeff takes over. When I first time met Jeff, my case was in a devastating situation, because there were many potential problems, that were not addressed correctly, in the agreement and I was chased by the ex-husband attorney for unreasonable fees. Jeff spent extra time to review the supporting evidence in detail and quickly put an action plan together. Within a month he had the ex-husband attorney to agree waiving whatever the fees before. His negotiation skill is beyond excellence. Meanwhile he was helping and educating me how divorce negotiations work. Working with him, he took off a lot of the stress from my shoulders, I started to be able put myself together, so I could think clearly what kind life I want in the future. He defiantly knows the court system, paper works, your rights and what the law says very well. He helped me to think what I can give up to exchange for things that are more important to me. I am very thankful to settle the case without a trial. I came to a reasonable asset division, parenting agreement and child custody. Jeff is compassionate, honest, well experienced and highly skilled. If you have a complexity case, Jeff is the one I will highly recommend."
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