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Gayle Stone-Turesky
Chair, Domestic Relations & Probate Litigation Group

Gayle Stone-Turesky


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Gayle Stone-Turesky
Chair, Domestic Relations & Probate Litigation Group
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Gayle is the chair of the domestic relations & probate litigation practice group and has represented clients in family law and probate matters for almost four decades. Her practice includes divorce, modification, custody, paternity, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, guardianships, administration of estates, and probate litigation. Gayle is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and she has consistently been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer.

Gayle is certified as a mediator for family and probate matters, and certified to litigate complex financial matters. She is also qualified as a “Category F” guardian ad litem and recently completed her training as a  “Category V” parenting coordinator. She serves as the appointed public administrator for Middlesex County, assisting the court system in the management of estates.

Gayle is an active member of the legal community. She has served as co-chair of the family law section of the Boston Bar Association and is currently co-chair of the section’s Legislative Committee. She has also served as an editor for the Section Review Magazine of the Massachusetts Bar Association. She was appointed to serve on a state task force concerning the guidelines for child-support in divorce matters.

Since 2014, Gayle has served on the faculty of the probate and family court’s “Lawyer for a Day” program, providing training to lawyers who volunteer to help indigent clients on a walk-in basis. She is also frequently asked to provide training of family lawyers on subjects such as conciliation of cases, the child support guidelines. She regularly serves as a faculty member for programs put on by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the Divorce Center.


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Certifications & Training
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  • Parent Coordination Training, Category V (2017)
  • Certified Financial Litigator, American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators
  • Cambridge Dispute Settlement Center, Mediation Training and Advanced Divorce Mediation Training (1993)
Public Service
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  • Member, Joint Task Force on Family Law Legislation
  • Public Administrator for Middlesex County (1995-present)
  • Conciliator, Middlesex Bar Association (2008-present)
  • Faculty, Lawyer for a Day (2014-present)
  • Child Support Guidelines Task Force (2006-2008)
  • Board Member, Newton League of Women Voters (1999 – 2000)
  • Chair, Newton Child Care Business Advisory Group (1986 – 1997)
Professional Affiliations
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  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial lawyers
  • ProVisors, Member, Executive Committee for Cambridge and the Women’s Affinity Group
  • American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators
  • Boston Bar Association (Co-Chair, Legislative Committee, Family Law Section, 2016-present); Co-Chair, Family Law Section, 2007-2009; Educational Committee, 2002-2007; Co-Chair Solo and Small Firm Section, 1999-2001; Council Member, 1996-1999)
  • Massachusetts Family & Probate Inns of Court
  • Massachusetts Bar Association (Family Law Steering Committee, Section Review Editor, 2007-2009)
  • Women’s Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
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  • Faculty, “Probate & Family Court Lawyer for the Day Training,” MCLE, 2021
  • Presenter, “Prenups and Estate Planning,” ProVisors New England Boston Estate Planning and Succession Group, 2020
  • Faculty, “When DCF Steps Into Your Case,” MCLE 2018, 2020
  • Faculty, “The Shak Decision and Beyond,” BBA, 2020
  • Faculty, Lawyer for a Day Training, MCLE 2014, 2016
  • Faculty, “Conciliation Training Program,” Boston Bar Association and Massachusetts Bar Association, 2012
  • Faculty, “Child Support Guidelines, A Second Anniversary Review,” Boston Bar Association, 2011
  • Faculty, Family Law Conference, 2008, 2010
  • Faculty, “Child Support Guidelines,” Advanced Legal Studies, Suffolk University, 2009
  • Faculty, “Child Support Guidelines,” MCLE, 2009
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  • A Guide to Some of the More Substantive Changes in the New Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines, Massachusetts Bar Association, Section Review, MBA Volume II. No.1 (2009)
  • The Mason Case: The Impact of Shared Physical Custody on Removal, Massachusetts Bar Association, Section Review, MBA Volume 9, No.2 (2007)
  • Recent Developments, 5 New England J. Prison L, 145, 156 (1979), 6 New England J. Prison L. 96, 99, 228 (1978)
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  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers (Family Law), 2005-2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell, 2017 Top Rated Lawyers in Family Law