Marisa W. Higgins is a Family Law Attorney. Her practice areas include divorce, domestic relations, custody, child support and spousal support. Ms. Higgins also handles matters related to probate litigation and civil litigation. In addition, she works with individuals and families on matters such as separate support, real estate and business valuation, paternity, drafting of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, validity of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and modification of prior judgments.
Ms. Higgins earned her bachelor’s degree from the College of Holy Cross. She received her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, where she served as an editor on the Villanova Environmental Law Journal. While in law school, she received the Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer & Brecher Award for excellence in trial advocacy. Ms. Higgins is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.
Education & Certifications
- Villanova University School of Law, J.D.
- College of Holy Cross
Ms. Higgins is an active member of the Worcester County Bar Association, and has served as a co-chair of the New Membership Committee. She is a frequent participant in the Probate and Family Court Lawyer for the Day Program. Mr. Higgins has also accepted cases on a pro bono basis through the Volunteer Lawyers Service of the Massachusetts Justice Project and the Worcester County Bar Association. Ms. Higgins has been named a Rising Star by both Law & Politics and Boston magazine. She was recipient of Worcester Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty award in 2009. In addition, in 2008, she was named a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts.
Significant Representation and Achievements
- Recipient of Worcester Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty award in 2009
- Named a Rising Star by both Law & Politics and Boston magazine