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 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 second 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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Law Offices of Steven Ballard Address 354 Washington Street, Suite 323 Wellesley MA 02481 Counties Served: Middlesex, Norfolk and Worcester Counties Phone: (781) 591-2750 Website: www.stevenballard.com
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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.

Shannon Murphy Barnes Esq. **

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Barnes and Leighton Address 70 Washington Street, #402 Salem MA 01970 County Served: Essex Phone: (978) 744-5444 Fax: (978) 745-6209 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.

Judith Farris Bowman Esq.

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Judith Farris Bowman, Attorney at Law Address 62 Buckingham Street Cambridge MA 02138 Counties served: Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk Phone: (617) 877-9188 Fax: (617) 661-5809 (call first) Website: www.jfbfamilyservices.com
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Judith Bowman has specialized in family law for the past 25 years. She now limits her practice to Guardian ad Litem appointments, parenting coordination, and mediation.

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, Suffolk, Norfolk, Worcester, Plymouth and Barnstable 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.

Erin Charron Esq. **

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Charron and Flaws, LLC Address 5 Campbell Street Woburn MA 01801 Counties Served: Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Worcester Phone: (781) 281-0901 Fax: (781) 207-6119 Website: www.charronflaws.com
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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.

Karen A. Christensen Esq. **

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Law Offices of Karen A. Christensen, P.C. Address 1372 Hancock Street Suite 305 Quincy MA 02169 Phone: (617) 847-4878 Fax: (617) 770-2124 Website: Law Offices of Karen A. Christensen, P.C.
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Attorney Christensen has concentrated in the areas of family law and personal injury for 25 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.

David Feldman Esq. **

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Feldman Family Law Address 60 Walnut Street Wellesley MA 02481 Counties Served: Middlesex & Norfolk Phone: (781) 235-3723 Fax: (781) 997-1633 Website: www.feldmanfamilylaw.com
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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.

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, Egloff, Ramos & Wood, LLP Address 246 Walnut St Newton MA 02460 Phone: (617) 964-8559 Fax: (617) 245-5322 Website: Goldstein, Egloff, Ramos & Wood, LLP
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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 & Attorney Jennifer Hawthorne Law Address 945 Concord Road Framingham MA 01701 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 Crozier, LLP Address 231 Third Street Suite 720 Cambridge MA 02142 Phone: (617) 577-1505 Fax: (617) 577-1012 Website: http://kauffmancrozier.com
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Joyce Kauffman is a 1992 graduate of Northeastern University Law School and specializes in family law, co-parent adoption, and mediation, with an emphasis on legal issues affecting lesbian and gay families. Attorney Kauffman has written numerous articles on these issues and is a frequent speaker at seminars, conferences, and in community settings on issues of importance to lesbian and gay parents, co-parent adoption, and family law, and more recently, on how same-sex marriage impacts the lesbian and gay community.

Attorney Kauffman is a past Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association (MLGBA) and past chair of the MLGBA’s Family Law Section. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Family Pride Coalition, a national organization advocating for lesbian and gay families. She is the recipient of the 2003 Barney Frank Award from the Massachusetts School of Law, the 2005 Fisher Davenport Award from the Family Pride Coalition honoring her for her contributions to lesbian and gay families, and the recipient of the 2007 Gwen Bloomingdale Pioneer Spirit Award from the MLGBA.

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: Norfolk, Middlesex, Plymouth, Worcester, Bristol and 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 Treasurer 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.

Levitt Law Group **

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Contact: Karen Levitt Address 4 Meeting House Road Suite 3 Chelmsford MA 01824 Counties served: Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk & Worcester Phone: (978) 458-5550 Fax: (978) 256-7600 Website: www.levittlawgroup.com
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The Levitt Law Group, a firm dedicated exclusively to family law, is a team of professionals who bring compassion and hard work to the legal services they provide to clients. Attorneys Levitt, Wells, and Weber of the Levitt Law Group bring years of experience to helping clients with divorce and other family problems.

Attorney Karen J. Levitt, founder of the Levitt Law Group, has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of family law and conflict resolution. Services provided range from representation in the traditional litigation process, to the creative solutions offered by mediation and collaborative law where Karen has specialized training. Areas of focus include divorce, post-divorce, paternity, alimony and child support, parenting plans, division of assets, and other family law related areas such as guardianship. Karen also serves as a Guardian ad Litem and parenting coordinator. She has a law degree from Boston University School of Law, is a founder and past president of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council (MCLC), has served on the board of directors of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM), and was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP).

Attorney Andrea M. Wells has over 15 years of family law experience. Her practice focuses on domestic relations matters including divorce, custody, child support, paternity, and adoption. Prior to joining the firm in 2002, Attorney Wells practiced as an associate at a domestic relations law firm in Boston, MA., and served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court. She received her law degree from Western New England University School of Law. She is trained and experienced in Limited Assistance Representation, collaborative law, and mediation. She also serves as a court appointed Guardian ad Litem and parenting coordinator. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, and the Texas Bar Association.

Attorney Emily A. Weber joined the Levitt Law Group in 2011. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Law. Attorney Weber is trained in collaborative law, mediation and Limited Assistance Representation. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation. She serves as co-chair of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council Tri-River Practice Group.

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 & Middlesex Phone: (978) 741-5655 Fax: (978) 744-3782 Website: Scottcmarks.com
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Attorney Marks has been practicing family law for over 25 years and believes that a negotiated solution is better than 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 and conciliation services through his own practice, the North Shore Community Mediation Center, Mediation Works, Inc., and the Essex County Bar Association.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the North Shore Community Mediation Center.  Attorney Marks is also trained and experienced in Limited Assistance Representation.  He is a regular participant in the Divorce Center’s “Divorce Matters For You” workshops on the North Shore.

Carol Lynn May Esq. **

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Address 260 Boston Post Road Wayland MA 01778 Phone: (508) 358-3350 Fax: (508) 358-3365
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Carol Lynn May is an experienced attorney whose practice is concentrated in family law (divorce, separation, custody, visitation, prenuptial, post marital, and living together agreements, adoptions, and guardianships), mediation, and collaborative law. Carol Lynn has served for two years as Co-President of the Divorce Center, and is a past President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts; a member of the Family Law Sections of the American Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association, and a member of the Worcester County Bar Association and Metrowest Bar Association. She also is a member of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council and the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation.

Stephen McDonough Esq.

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Next Phase Legal LLC Home 266 Main St., Suite 16 Medfield MA 02052 Counties served: Norfolk, Middlesex, Bristol Phone: (508) 359-4043 Fax: (508) 359-4043 Website: nextphaselegal.com
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We help people resolve their divorce & family law maters efficiently, while avoiding the stress and expense of traditional court-based methods.

Next Phase Legal’s focus is working with clients to reach a resolution outside of the traditional adversarial litigation process whenever possible, but when such options are not available we are prepared to represent your interests in court.

Carol E. Nesson Esq. **

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Law Offices of Carol E. Nesson Address 1996 Centre Street 3rd Floor West Roxbury MA 02132 County served: Suffolk Phone: (617) 363-0000 Fax: (617) 363-0006 Website: The Law Offices of Carol E. Nesson
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Carol Nesson provides high quality legal consulting on post-divorce division of retirement assets and prepares QDROs (Qualified Domestic Relations Order) and similar orders. She is an expert on Massachusetts pensions and how to divide them.

Beth M. Nussbaum Esq.

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Smith Lee Nebenzahl LLP Address One Post Office Square Sharon MA 02067 Counties served: Norfolk, Plymouth, Middlesex. Bristol. Suffolk Phone: (781) 784-2000 Fax: (781) 793-0600 Website: slnlaw.com
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Mediation-friendly family law practice offering thoughtful, rational and empathetic representation, including direct representation as well as advisory representation for parties wishing to enter mediation. Our experienced attorneys seek cooperative, creative solutions to family law problems and in the alternative, litigation services.

Our office is located in Sharon, half-way between Boston and Providence on the commuter rail. Due to our suburban location we are able to offer high quality representation at a value.

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