Baum & Dockter LLP

Baum & Dockter LLP

Divorce can be different

Firm Overview

At Baum & Dockter, we take a different approach to divorce than the usual animosity-driven battle it can be turned into.

We specialize and concentrate our practice in Divorce and Family Law. With over 45 years of experience, we understand that family law matters are rarely simple and each requires its own unique approach. We represent individuals in all aspects of divorce, custody, alimony, child support, paternity, restraining orders, domestic violence, and related matters throughout Massachusetts.

Main Office

44 School St. 6th Floor
Boston  MA  02108
  • 617-500-3753
  • 617-500-0323

Emmanuel Dockter


Emmanuel Dockter is a partner with the Boston law firm of Baum & Dockter, concentrating his practice in the areas of complex divorce matters and custody disputes both at the trial and appellate levels. 

An honors graduate of Boston University School of Law and veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Emmanuel understands the immense responsibility and trust that comes with representing a client through what is often the most difficult time in their life.

Emmanuel is dedicated to guiding his clients through the divorce process in the most painless and cost-effective manner possible. While an experienced courtroom litigator and advocate, Emmanuel always attempts to resolve cases through rational negotiation. Too often, spouses in divorce cases are dragged through costly extended legal battles with only the attorneys ending up as the winners. Emmanuel understands this and keeps his clients practical needs as his guiding principle.

In addition to his direct client representation through the firm, Emmanuel is committed to giving back to the community by providing legal representation to underprivileged families through the Senior Partners for Justice Initiative of the Boston Bar Association. 

If you need help with a family-related legal problem, contact Emmanuel or (617) 500-3753 to schedule a free initial consultation and discuss how he can help.


  • Boston University School of Law

    Boston, MA

Ann Baum


Ann Baum is a partner with the Boston law firm of Baum & Dockter and concentrates her practice in complex matrimonial matters and custody disputes, including those involving non-traditional families and high-conflict cases.

A graduate of New York University School of Law, Ann was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1970 and brings with her a lifetime of experience and expertise. Before opening her own practice, Ann worked as an Associate Professor at Boston College Law School, as the Director of Boston College's legal clinical program, as a Managing Attorney with Greater Boston Legal Services, and as an Attorney with a large local firm.

Since opening her practice, Ann has focused exclusively in the area of Divorce & Family Law and is widely recognized as a preeminent practitioner and go-to attorney for complex and high-conflict cases. Ann is a frequent speaker and lecturer throughout Massachusetts and in addition to her work as passionate advocate in the courtroom, she is also a trained mediator, parenting coordinator, and Guardian ad Litem.

Outside of law, Ann is proud of her history as a professional chef instructor and an accomplished tournament bridge player.

If you need help with a family-related legal problem, contact Ann at abaum@baumdockter.comor (617) 500-3753 to schedule a free initial consultation and discuss how she can help.


  • New York University School of Law

    New York, NY