Attorneys

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Anthony C. Adamopoulos Esq. **

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Anthony C. Adamopoulos’ Divorce Resolution Services Address 133 Washington Street Salem MA 01970 Counties Served: Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk & Suffolk Phone: (978) 744-9591 Website: DivorcingOptions.com
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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.

Auburndale Center for Divorce **

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Contact: Karl Topor, Esq. Address Riverside Center 275 Grove Street Building Two, Suite 400 Newton MA 02466 Counties served: All Phone: (617) 969-8889 Fax: (617) 415-1497 Website: www.newtondivorce.com
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Karl Topor, Esq. devotes the majority of his legal practice to Family and Matrimonial Law.   He handles contested and uncontested cases.  He does both litigation and mediation.  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. He is also a certified Guardian ad Litem having been routinely involved in numerous contested cases requiring the need for a Guardian ad Litem’sinvestigation.

Karl also serves as a Parenting Coordinator in Massachusetts offering services in setting visitation schedules and helping facilitate other parenting issues for families.

Currently, Karl is in his third term as Co-President of The Divorce Center.  He has practiced law since 1999.  In addition to his Auburndale (Newton) office, he maintains a presence in the Framingham and Boston areas as well.

Steven Ballard Esq. **

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Domestic Relations Attorney Law Offices of Steven Ballard Address 354 Washington Street, Suite 323 Wellesley MA 02481 Counties Served: Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Worcester, Plymouth, Essex Phone: (781) 591-2750 Website: www.stevenballard.com
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Steven Ballard represents individuals in the courts of Greater Boston, frequently in challenging, high-conflict divorce and family law cases, most of which ultimately lead to negotiated settlements. His practice offers a wide range of options, including collaborative divorce representation, family law representation for interest-based settlement negotiations outside of court, court representation through the “limited assistance representation” program, full representation in family court litigation through trial, and post-trial representation in the trial courts and appellate advocacy in the higher courts. He also handles domestic violence cases, including restraining order cases and related criminal cases.

Steven volunteers his services in court-connected mediation and conciliation, and as Lawyer for the Day in the family courts of Greater Boston. He has been quoted in recent years on divorce law issues in the Boston Globe, the Boston Business Journal, and other media. His professional affiliations include: the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and the Association for Conflict Resolution, and has presented workshops on issues including shared parenting, child support, mediation and conciliation, at regional and national conferences.

At The Divorce Center, Steven is a regular attorney faculty member for “Divorce Matters for You” workshops, serves on the Board of Directors, and currently serves as Treasurer.

Shannon Murphy Barnes Esq. **

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Barnes and Leighton Address 265 Essex St. Suite 202 Salem MA 01970 County Served: Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk Phone: (978) 744-5444 Fax: (978) 744-5443 Website: barnesleighton.com
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Attorney Barnes has concentrated her practice on family law matters for nearly two decades. Attorney Barnes is dedicated to guiding her clients through difficult times and assisting them in resolving their family law matters through the use of mediation, collaborative law or negotiation in a litigated matter. In the event your case cannot be resolved, Attorney Barnes will guide you through the court process and provide zealous representation. Attorney Barnes is an experienced mediator and collaborative practitioner. She frequently serves as a Guardian ad Litem and conciliator in the Probate and Family Court.

Karen M. Buckley Esq. **

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Of Counsel to Rosenberg, Freedman & Lee, LLP Address 246 Walnut Street Suite 201 Newton MA 02460 Counties served: Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Essex Phone: (617) 964-7000 Fax: (617) 964-4025 Website: www.attorneykarenmbuckley.com Website: www.rfl-law.com
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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.

Gabriel Cheong Esq.**

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Infinity Law Group Address One Adams Place 859 Willard St #400 Quincy MA 02169 Counties served: Suffolk, Norfolk Phone: (617) 250-8236 Website: https://www.infinlaw.com/
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Experienced and caring divorce and family law attorney and mediator with offices in Boston, Needham, and Quincy. Contact Infinity Law Group for a free phone consultation today.

Robert DiLibero Esq. **

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DiLibero Law Offices Address 500 Commercial Street, Unit 4R Boston MA 02109 Address 30 Eastbrook Road Dedham MA 02026 Counties served: Suffolk, Norfolk and Middlesex Phone: (617) 723-8010 Fax: (617) 723-4990 Website: www.domrel.com
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Attorney DiLibero is an experienced Massachusetts probate and family law attorney concentrating his law practice on resolving family related disputes involving wills, estates, divorce, separation, child custody, spousal support, and many other probate and family related matters through litigation, mediation, or collaborative law. With law offices in Boston and Dedham, Attorney DiLibero’s Massachusetts family law practice areas include: Probate, Family Law Divorce, Litigation, Mediation and Collaborative Law.

Daniel J. Finn Esq. **

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Law Office of Daniel J. Finn Address 20 Walnut Street 2nd Floor Wellesley MA 02481 Counties: Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, Bristol, Essex Phone: (781) 997-1595 Fax: (617) 278-9397 Website: www.danfinnlaw.com
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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.

Howard I. Goldstein Esq. **

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Goldstein & Bilodeau P.C. Address 246 Walnut St Suite 301 Newton MA 02460 Phone: (617) 964-8559 Fax: (617) 245-5322 Website: www.massachusetts-divorce.com
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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.

Jennifer Hawthorne Esq. **

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Mediator & Collaborative Attorney Hawthorne Law and Mediation Address 160 Speen St. Framingham MA 01701 Counties served: Middlesex, Norfolk, Worcester Phone: (508) 656-0094 Website: www.jenniferhawthornelaw.com
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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.

Joyce Kauffman Esq. **

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Kauffman Law & Mediation Address 231 Third Street Suite 720 Cambridge MA 02142 Counties served: Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Plymouth, Barnstable Phone: (617) 577-1505 Fax: (617) 577-1012 Website: http://kauffmancrozier.com
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Attorney Kauffman’s practice includes mediation, divorce coaching, private conciliation, and adoption, with a special focus on LGBT families. In addition to her 25 years’ experience as an attorney, Attorney Kauffman has an undergraduate degree in Child Development and a master’s Degree in counseling psychology.

Barbara Kellman Esq. **

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Attorney & Mediator SneiderKellman P.C. Home 1244 Boylston St. Suite 200 Chestnut Hill MA 02467 Counties served: Eastern and Central MA Phone: (617) 278-1881 Fax: (617) 278-1888 Website: sneiderkellman.com
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Attorney Barbara Kellman is an experienced Massachusetts family law attorney concentrating her law and mediation practices on resolving family related disputes involving pre-and post-nuptial agreements, divorce, separation, parenting plans, spousal support, and other probate and family related matters through litigation, mediation, or collaborative law.

Justin L. Kelsey Esq. **

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Attorney/ Mediator Skylark Law & Mediation, PC Address 160 Speen Street Suite 202 Framingham MA 01701 Counties served: Middlesex, Worcester, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk Phone: (508) 655-5980 Fax: (508) 655-5981 Website: Skylark Law & Mediation
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Justin Kelsey is a collaborative divorce attorney and mediator with offices in Framingham and Hingham, Massachusetts. Justin is the President-Elect of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, is on the board of the Massachusetts Council of Family Mediators, and is on the Family Law Steering Committee of the Boston Bar Association. Justin is also a former member of the Board of Directors of The Divorce Center. To learn more about Justin and his practice please visit skylarklaw.com.

Susan G. Lillis Esq.**

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Attorney Susan G. Lillis, Attorney at Law, P.C. Home Ipswich River Place 4 South Main Street Suite 9 Ipswitch MA 01938 Counties served: Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk Phone: (978) 356-2934 Fax: (978) 356-9663 Website: www.domesticlaw.net
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After having practiced all areas of family law for more that thirty years, Susan has recently revised her practice to focus entirely on out of court dispute resolution. At present, her practice concentrates on all areas of family mediation and on collaborative divorce.

Scott C. Marks Esq. **

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Law Offices of Scott C. Marks Address 70 Washington Street Suite 405 Salem MA 01970 County served: Essex Phone: (978) 741-5655 Fax: (978) 744-3782 Website: Scottcmarks.com
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Attorney Marks has been practicing family law for over 30 years and believes hat a negotiated solution is preferable to one that is ordered by the Court. He is experienced in collaborative practice and is a member of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. He also offers mediation services through his own practice as well as through Mediation Works, Inc. and the North Shore Community Mediation Center. Additionally, he offers conciliation services through the Essex County and Salem Bar Associations. Attorney Marks is a presenter for the Divorce Center’s “Divorce Matters For You” North Shore workshops. He is also trained and experienced in Limited Assistance Representation.

Stephen McDonough Esq. **

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Attorney/Mediator Next Phase Legal LLC Home 266 Main St., Suite 16 Medfield MA 02052 Counties served: Norfolk, Middlesex, Bristol, Plymouth, Worcester Phone: (508) 359-4043 Fax: (774) 324-3023 Website: nextphaselegal.com
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Next Phase Legal provides future-focused dispute resolution services, including mediation, collaborative, and representation in court-based matters.

Linda S. Minkoff Esq.**

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Attorney Minkoff Law Offices, LLC
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Linda Swain Minkoff has been a practicing attorney in Massachusetts since 1987. Minkoff Law Offices, LLC, was opened in November 2009, and continues in the practice areas of divorce, custody, child support, divorce mediation and collaborative law, as well as estate planning and elder law.

Linda received a Bachelor of Arts from Northeastern University in 1974.She received a Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law in 1987, and was admitted to the practice of law in Massachusetts in December 1987. Attorney Minkoff is also admitted to practice in the Federal District Court of Massachusetts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Prior to becoming an attorney in 1987, Linda was a practicing mental health professional with the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. She therefore brings unique skills and perspective to the often troubling field of domestic relations litigation.

Carol E. Nesson Esq.

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Law Office of Carol E. Nesson Address 1996 Centre Street 3rd Floor West Roxbury MA 02132 County served: All Ma. counties Phone: (617) 363-0000 Fax: (617) 363-0006 Website: The Law Office of Carol E. Nesson
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Carol Nesson prepares QDROs (orders dividing retirement assets) & similar documents for attorneys and clients. She is available for consultation with clients and counsel about how to draft appropriate language in separation agreements.

Beth M. Nussbaum Esq.

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Nussbaum Family Law Address One Post Office Square Sharon MA 02067 Counties served: Norfolk, Middlesex, Plymouth, Bristol, Suffolk, Barnstable, Worcester Phone: (781) 327-1907 Fax: (781) 793-0600 Website: Nussbaum Family Law
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Nussbaum Family Law provides responsive, effective representation in divorce and family law matters, tailoring a strategy according to your individual needs and goals. We believe in taking a collaborative approach to solving family law issues peacefully, backstopped by strong litigation skills when necessary.

Nussbaum Family Law is mediation-friendly and offers advisory and reviewing counsel services to clients that have chosen to pursue mediation.

Theodore P. Orenstein Esq.

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Address 29 Ricker Road Newton MA 02458 Counties served: East of Worcester Phone: (617) 964-1173 Fax: (617) 202-9027
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Past President of The Divorce Center and currently on its Board of Directors, formerly on the Council of the Family Law Section of the Mass. Bar Association and the Board of Managers of the Mass. Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Co-author of “Family Law in Massachusetts” and “When a Professional Divorces.” Since 1978 has been concentrating on all aspects of domestic relations law, including complex finances and difficult cases.

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