** Denotes Collaborative Law Attorney
Anthony believes divorce can be overwhelming and not a time to be alone. He is a skilled, experienced divorce mediator, divorce arbitrator and collaborative lawyer who concentrates in divorce resolution. He will help you select the correct divorce approach to secure a positive future.
Anthony has resolved divorce disputes for over 25 years. During those more than 25 years, he has had successful experience in Adversarial/Traditional Divorce, Collaborative Divorce, Divorce mediation, Divorce Arbitration and Limited Assistance Representation.
Amaral & Associates, P.C. is a small firm that concentrates in all aspects of divorce and family law, including, but not limited to: including divorce, divorce mediation, child custody and support, alimony, modification and contempt actions, paternity, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Amaral & Associates, P.C. has offices in Boston and Winthrop.
Attorney Edward L. Amaral, Jr. is the President of Amaral & Associates P.C. His practice primarily focuses on providing divorce, divorce mediation, probate, and estate planning services for his clients. For the last 23 years, he has negotiated, mediated and tried hundreds of cases on issues including divorce, divorce mediation, property, support, custody and parental rights, ante-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, and complex financial matters in front of the Commonwealth Courts and has achieved extremely favorable results for his clients. Amaral has also authored over 100 articles and several eBooks on divorce, divorce mediation and the division of assets and liabilities.
Attorney Talia Simonds concentrates her practice in all aspects of Family Law and Divorce. Talia’s philosophy in representing clients is to provide aggressive representation for her clients in a caring and compassionate manner, knowing that issues pertaining to Family Law are often emotional and stressful for her clients. In addition to her experience in private practice, Talia has experience working for the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, Child Support Enforcement Division. While in law school, Attorney Simonds also clerked for the Honorable Peter P. Charnetsky of the Broome County Family Court and Integrated Domestic Violence Session of the New York State Supreme Court in Binghamton, New York.
As a lawyer, Karl Topor practices Collaborative Law and acts as a Conciliator in the Probate and Family Courts of Massachusetts. The majority of his legal practice emphasizes Family and Matrimonial Law. Karl is dedicated to solving problems and minimizing litigation by helping two parties in a divorce come to a mutual agreement. He emphasizes the importance of children in the process of divorce. He has acquired special advanced training in mediation and in Family Law. He has lectured on Family Law issues both on a local, state and national level.
Karl has been certified as a mediator of Family Law disputes in Massachusetts. He assists divorcing spouses as a mediator to settle their contested issues and disputes. His services offer an alternative to a long drawn out battle in the court arena. He is also a certified Guardian ad Litem as well as a Parent Coordinator.
I provide legal representation to individuals in divorce and family law proceedings throughout Massachusetts. I am an experienced litigator specializing in divorce and family law, and an especially successful trial lawyer in child custody and other high-conflict cases. As an attorney, I work very hard to achieve the best outcomes for my clients by strategic planning, skilled negotiations, and when necessary, aggressive court representation at hearings and at trial. I have met the qualifications and training requirements under Rule 8 of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Rule 1:18 (Uniform Rules on Dispute Resolution), both for mediation and for court-connected conciliation, and have recently received further training in various types of mediation, and in collaborative law, and am participating in mediation of disputes in district courts through MWI. I have frequently served as Lawyer for the Day in the Middlesex County, Norfolk County, and Worcester County Divisions of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court, and as court-connected conciliator in the Suffolk County Division of the Probate and Family Court.
Attorney Shannon Murphy Barnes provides representation in divorce, custody, modification and contempt proceedings in the Probate and Family Court. Attorney Barnes is a trained mediator and provides mediation services for family law matters and elder and adult family matters. In addition, Attorney Barnes is trained in collaborative divorce.
Judith Bowman has specialized in family law for the past 25 years. Her practice now focuses on mediation and parenting coordination as well as serving as a Guardian ad Litem in the Probate and Family Court.
Attorney Karen Buckley provides a wide range of representation in all aspects of family law including divorce, support, custody, modification, contempt, paternity, prenuptial agreements and restraining orders. She brings over twenty years of experience to every case and utilizes insight, knowledge of the law, creativity and compassion to find solutions that meet her clients’ needs.
Attorney Buckley represents clients from Springfield to Salem, Boston to Barnstable and all communities in between. Trained in collaborative law as well as traditional litigation, Attorney Buckley represents clients both in court and outside the court to help them find resolution to the family law needs.
Attorney Erin Charron is a founding member of Charron and Flaws, LLC and has been practicing family law for over a decade. In addition to representing clients in a variety of domestic relations issues, Ms. Charron is a certified court appointed conciliator through the Essex County Bar Association. Ms. Charron is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and a cum laude graduate of New England Law | Boston (formerly New England School of Law) (2004), where she was awarded the New England Scholar served as an executive case & note editor of the New England Law Review.
Attorney Charron is dedicated to helping people overcome challenging legal problems in the areas of family law and divorce. With over a decade of experience, she works diligently to protect client’s interests at all stages of the legal process. The family law practice at Charron and Flaws, LLC concentrates on cases in the Middlesex County Probate and Family Court, as well as the Probate and Family Courts of Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Worcester Counties. Attorney Charron represents individuals in all aspects of family law cases including divorce, same-sex divorce, alimony, division of marital assets, modifications of existing judgments, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and all issues pertaining to the care and custody of children, including child support, custody and parenting time.
Attorney Charron is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and is a member of the Family Law Sections of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Essex Bar Association, the Salem Bar Association and the Middlesex Bar Association.
Attorney Christensen has concentrated in the areas of family law and personal injury for 23 years and is a trained collaborative attorney. She has provided representation in both amicable and highly contested cases. In the area of family law she provides the personal attention necessary to resolve the many issues that may arise in the areas of divorce, paternity, custody, child support, alimony, modification of agreements, contempts and non-compliance of court orders. When litigation is necessary, Attorney Christensen will be a strong, aggressive advocate for your needs. Every effort is made to resolve each case as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.
With more than 10 years of experience as a divorce lawyer and a year and a half as a law clerk, Attorney Susan Rossi Cook has helped many families successfully resolve divorce cases in a way that lays a foundation for future success and collaboration.
She guides clients through divorce and related family law issues, including:
- Child custody and co-parenting
- Child support
- Alimony, also called spousal support
- Marital property division
With her representation, you will always know the status of your case, the next step and the chances of success. This allows her to offer custom-tailored representation while resolving your family law matter as quickly and efficiently as possible.
In divorce cases involving children, she is committed first and foremost to protecting those children’s interests. Attorney Cook is a member of Attorneys Representing Children, or ARC, a program that provides pro bono representation to children whose parents are going through a high-conflict divorce.
Susan maintains offices in both Franklin and Centerville, Ma.
Michele Dorsey was one of the first mediators on the South Shore and has been practicing family law for 30 years, concentrating on high conflict cases involving children. She is an Adjunct Professor at New England Law/Boston where she has taught Family Law and Mediation since 1986. Her practice includes Parenting Coordination for families experiencing high conflict, applying a Mediation/Arbitration model for resolution. Ms. Dorsey has been appointed Guardian ad Litem and Attorney for children by numerous courts. She is a member of AFCC and MA AFCC.
Attorney David Feldman is a family law attorney with 37 years of experience. Feldman Family Law in Wellesley specializes in providing legal representation in the areas of Divorce, Custody Disputes including International Custody Disputes, Alimony, Parenting Plans, Parental Relocation and Removal Cases and High Asset Divorce. Attorney Feldman also has extensive experience in advising clients with regards to the drafting and negotiation of premarital agreements.
Attorney Feldman is a member of the Middlesex County Bar Association, The Norfolk County Bar Association, The Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation and the Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad Litem.
Attorney Feldman has also been trained as a Mediator, Collaborative Lawyer and acts as a Conciliator in the Middlesex Probate and Family Court.
Attorney Finn practices in the area of family law with a concentration in collaborative law, a non-adversarial approach to resolving conflict. Dan has been involved in collaborative law since its inception in Massachusetts. He is a director and past president of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council. He is also a Director of The Divorce Center. He also has a family mediation practice.
Attorney Jonathan R. Eaton focuses his practice on family law, both in litigation and collaborative law, serving clients in the areas of divorce law, child custody & visitation disputes, modifications of existing judgments in the Probate & Family Courts, drafting and negotiating prenuptial agreements, and guardianships & conservatorships.
Attorney Christopher J. Finn focuses his family law practice on litigation in divorce, contempts, and modifications. He frequently represents individuals in Essex County, Middlesex County, and Suffolk County. Call 781 484-1066 to schedule a free one-hour consultation.
Attorney Johanna Gatta has dedicated her career to protecting families throughout Massachusetts who need experienced legal assistance for divorce, child custody, and other family law matters in Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Worcester Counties. Attorney Johanna Gatta also offers divorce mediation services. Call (617)791-8887 to schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation.
Howard Goldstein has been a practicing lawyer since 1973, engaged in mediation, collaborative practice and divorce litigation. He has been received the designation of “Super Lawyer” and is listed in the publication Best Lawyers in America, for Collaborative Family Law.
Attorney Hardy is a mediation and collaborative attorney providing services to assist clients create agreements outside of court in mediation or in the collaborative process.
I strongly believe in alternative dispute resolution, especially when children are involved in a family crisis or divorce. I work with my clients to help resolve issues rather than escalating them. Both mediation and the collaborative process can be used to resolve any aspect of divorce, modifications, or even most contempt actions for both once married parents and never married parents. If I am your mediator, I will help you have a conversation so that both parents are able to express their thoughts and opinions and you will be able to work together to come to an agreement that works best for both parents and most importantly for your children. If I represent you in the collaborative process, I will help you to understand the law and know what options are available so that you may best voice your opinions and desires during conversations with your spouse and his/her attorney. I look forward to working with you to help reduce the conflict in your life.
Lisa A. Jacobowitz has focused her practice in the area of family law for over 30 years. She has represented clients in divorce, custody, visitation, support, guardianship and adoption matters. She has also represented numerous clients who have desired or been faced with, prenuptial agreements as well as those going through the mediation process as she has long been known as a “mediation friendly” lawyer. Attorney Jacobowitz is a trained mediator, collaborative lawyer and conciliator.
Attorney Karlsson is a family law mediator and collaborative attorney offering services in a broad range of family law matters, including:
- contested and uncontested divorces
- out-of-wedlock child custody and child support
- modification of prior judgments
- removal of children from Massachusetts
- prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
His practice emphasizes out-of-court resolution and interests-based negotiation to find creative and respectful solutions.