Alisa Hacker is highly sought after by private individual and fiduciary clients for her skills as a litigator and adviser in probate and family law matters. She regularly appears and tries cases in the probate and family court, but she is also adept at collaborating with clients and opposing counsel to bring about fair and efficient out-of-court resolutions of what are often sensitive and private matters. Alisa is a certified mediator and conciliator, and provides these services in probate and family law matters. Her approach to cases and clients is empathetic, yet practical and straightforward.
In the probate area, Alisa represents trustees, personal representatives, other fiduciaries and beneficiaries in matters involving will contests, disputes over estate administration and complaints for judicial instruction, declaratory judgment and equitable remedies. In contested conservatorship and guardianship actions, she represents clients petitioning to have a court appoint a guardian or conservator to oversee the medical well-being or finances of a vulnerable person who cannot manage his or her own care. Alisa also represents family members and other interested parties who oppose such petitions for appointment, as well as individuals themselves who are objecting to being placed under guardianship or conservatorship.
Alisa's practice encompasses all aspects of probate and family law, including complex divorce cases, disputes over custody, visitation and parenting time, issues of child support and alimony, the equitable division of the marital estate, paternity matters involving custody and visitation, as well as support of children born out of wedlock, requests for modification of divorce agreements and judgments, and contempt actions. Her matrimonial practice also includes counseling clients in the negotiation and drafting of prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements.
Alisa's work includes close collaboration with experts in valuation of clients' businesses, forensic analysis of financial information and complex tax analysis related to the division and distribution of marital and probate estates, and the negotiation of child support and alimony.
Alisa has long donated her time and skills to her community. She has served as a conciliator in the SERV conciliation program at the Suffolk probate and family court, helping parties who appear in court without counsel to resolve their cases. She serves as volunteer lawyer for children in domestic relations and paternity cases affecting the children's welfare and future. As a volunteer in the Lawyer of the Day program, Alisa assists unrepresented parties in understanding the procedural and legal aspects of their cases.
Chosen for inclusion in Chambers HNW Guide (Chambers & Partners) as a leading lawyer for high net worth marriages and families in Massachusetts, 2021-2022
Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), Family Law, 2018-2023, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, 2021-2023
Selected to the list of Massachusetts Super Lawyers Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts (Thompson Reuters), 2016
Selected to the list of Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Thomson Reuters), Family Law, 2009-2012
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Suffolk Probate and Family Court, SERV Conciliation Program, Volunteer Conciliator, 2013-present
Norfolk Probate and Family Court, ARC (Attorneys Representing Children), Volunteer Counsel, 2014-present
Middlesex and Norfolk Probate and Family Courts, "Lawyer of the Day," Volunteer, 2008-present