Guide to Professionals

Welcome to our Guide to Professionals. Here you will find a network of professional services to help you through your divorce.

There are two ways to search – by category or by keyword. Category will give you all resources in that area of expertise. Keywords will return all professionals that match. For example, if your keyword is Brookline, it will return all professionals in Brookline, MA.

** Denotes Collaboratively Trained Professional

Rick Fingerman CFP®, CDFA™

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Managing Partner Financial Planning Solutions, LLC Address 120 Wells Avenue Newton MA 02459 Phone: (617) 630-4978
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Rick is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst who helps clients, attorneys and mediators fully understand the financial implications surrounding the division of assets. As a Certified Financial Planner™ Practitioner (CFP®) Rick specializes in helping clients plan for retirement, create a proper investment plan, save for college, and protect their assets from a catastrophe. He also has expertise in financial issues specific to women and women in transition.

Rick also specializes in helping women post-divorce getting their life back on track to achieve the goals they want.

Rick serves as a liaison to the Dana-Farber Pro Bono Coaching Program. This initiative helps patients struggling with the financial burdens they are facing while battling cancer. To date, over 400 families have been helped.

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.

Jessie L. Foster CFP ®, CDFA™, MBA

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Divorce Financial Analyst Colman Knight Advisory Group, LLC Address 18 Audubon Lane Carlisle MA 01741 Counties: Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, Worcester Address 65 East India Row, 14B Boston MA 02110 Phone: (978) 371-2015 Fax: (978) 369-1504 Website: www.colmanknight.com
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Jessie is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Collaborative Law Financial Neutral and trained Mediator specializing in helping clients, attorneys and mediators fully understand the financial complexities surrounding divorce. She offers comprehensive analysis of the short-term and long-term impacts of proposed divorce settlements, evaluation of the tax implications of property division, spousal support, child support, division of retirement and investments accounts and stock option valuations that may impact clients and their families well beyond divorce.

As a Certified Financial Planner professional, Jessie’s professional passion is working with business owners and families to help them navigate life’s complex journey, particularly transitions. While we are all in the midst of one transition or another, Jessie specializes in retirement, career changes, divorce and widowhood. With over 30 years of business experience and clear dedication to the whole person, Jessie has mastered not only the complex matters of finance, but a profound centered presence that clients deeply appreciate and value in
potentially challenging situations. She believes that well-informed and cared for clients are empowered to make and implement important decisions relative to their life pursuits. Jessie currently serves on the board of Mass. Collaborative Law Council, is a member of Financial Planning Association, and Mass. Council on Family Mediation.

Jillian B. Frank Ph.D.**

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Licensed Psychologist Address 1330 Beacon Street Suite 252 Brookline MA 02446 Phone: (617) 966-1476 Website: therapists.psychologytoday.com
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Dr. Jillian B. Frank is a Harvard Medical School trained Licensed Psychologist in private practice for almost 20 years. She offers expertise in the emotional aspects of divorce and guidance for enduring the process and regaining a sense of stability post-divorce. She also provides consultation regarding parenting during and after divorce.

Janet Rhodes Friedman CFP®, CDFA™, MBA

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Financial Planner/Investment Advisor Abaris Financial Group, LLC Address Damonmill Square 9 Pond Lane, Suite #1F Concord MA 01742 Counties served: All Phone: (978) 371-9649 Fax: (978) 371-9758 Website: www.AbarisFinancialGroup.com
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Janet Rhodes Friedman, CFP®, CDFA™, MBA is a Financial Planner and Investment Advisor with Abaris Financial Group, LLC, an SEC-registered firm specializing in comprehensive Fee-Only financial planning and investment management. She is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ (CDFA ™) and has been licensed as a Certified Financial Planner ™ (CFP ™) since 1996.

Key areas of expertise are divorce financial planning, investment management, retirement planning, college funding strategies and financial literacy. She works with individuals during the complex process of divorce, addressing the financial and tax implications of various settlement options – and provides clear and holistic guidance to enable her clients to successfully move forward with their lives post-divorce.

She received her A.B. in Management Science cum laude from Duke University and her M.B.A. from The Tuck School at Dartmouth. Prior experience includes various roles at Fidelity Investments, Insight Experience, KPMG and First Atlanta (Wells Fargo). She is a member of Association of Divorce Financial Planners (ADFP), Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA), National Association of Personal Financial Planners (NAPFA), Financial Planning Association (FPA), and National College Advocacy Group (NCAG). She has held leadership roles in a variety of community non-profit organizations for the past 17 years.

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.

David H. Goodman MBA, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA **

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Gosule, Butkus & Jesson LLP Address 480 Adams Street Milton MA 02186 Counties: Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, Worcester Phone: (617) 698-3950 Fax: (617) 696-1596 Website: www.gbj-bestcpa.com
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David Goodman helps people and businesses get answers to their financial questions and find solutions in family law and civil matters. Specific areas of expertise include: restaurants, construction-related business, dental practices and professional service firms. A complete list can be found on our website at http://www.gbj-bestcpa.com

David is credentialed in Business Valuation and Forensic Accounting. He has completed the basic training and attended advanced training in collaborative practice. He regularly works as a financial neutral and in litigation support. As a CPA engaged in a tax practice as well, he can assist with complex tax issues related to divorce.

Gosule, Butkus & Jesson is a full-service accounting firm servicing Eastern Massachusetts.

Tanya Gurevich

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Mediator and Therapist Needham Mediation & Counseling Address 400 Hillside Avenue Suite 9 Needham MA 02494 Counties served: Norfolk, Suffolk, Middlesex Phone: (781) 400-1819 Website: www.mylifechanges.net
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Ms. Gurevich is a trained divorce mediator and clinical social worker with experience of working with divorcing couples and families both in the legal and the mental health settings. In addition to providing divorce and family mediation services, she offers counseling to individuals, couples and families as well as parenting consultation and education and divorce coaching, She is a certified instructor for the Divorce Center/Parents Apart program and a frequent lecturer at Divorce Center workshops.

Her specialties are: divorce mediation, parenting plans, parent coach, divorce coach, individual, marital and family counseling.

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://kauffmanlaw.net
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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.

Carol M. Khouri CFP®, CDFA™ **

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Financial Consultant Wingate Wealth Advisors Address 450 Bedford Street Lexington MA 02420-1547 Phone: (781) 862-7100 Fax: (781) 861-9707 Website: www.wingatewealthadvisors.com
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Carol is a principal with Wingate Wealth Advisors. She is an accomplished financial advisor who specializes in creating financial solutions for women. With more than 25 years experience, she accomplishes this through comprehensive financial planning, objective investment management and partnering with other specialists as needed to ensure a cohesive, long term plan.

After working closely with her clients to develop a customized strategy to allow them every opportunity to reach their goals, Carol remains actively involved to ensure her clients have consistent support for their everyday needs. She has helped hundreds of women overcome the often complex financial challenges posed by life changing events such as divorce, retirement, elder care and the loss of a spouse. Carol’s goal is to empower women during their transitions and beyond.

In addition to being a Certified Financial Planner® and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, she has been honored by her colleagues and clients with Five Star Wealth Manager recognition.

Ellen J. Klapper **

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Mortgage Loan Officer Eastern Bank Address 188 Needham Street Newton MA 02464 Counties served: Berkshire, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Franklin, Hampshire, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Suffolk, Worcester Fax: (781) 477-8909 Phone: (617) 235-8100 Website: www.easternbank.com/eklapper
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Ellen has been in the mortgage business for over 30 years. She enjoys working with all types of clients from those buying their first homes to buyers purchasing multi- million dollar properties. Ellen has experience working with divorced or divorcing clients and is a member of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council and the Divorce Center.

Ellen is a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and is on the Affiliates Committee. She is a native of Newton and is a member of the Newton Historical Commission.

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 Ipswich 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.

Cynthia McClorey

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Executive Director North Shore Community Mediation Center Address 100 Cummings Center Suite 307-J Beverly MA 01915 Counties served: Essex Phone: (978) 232-1212 Website: www.nsmediation.org
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North Shore Community Mediation Center (NSCMC), founded in 1994, is a non-profit mediation center whose members educate and empower people to transform conflicts into opportunities for mutual understanding, social change, communication and personal growth. NSCMC, through collaborative efforts, raises public awareness of the value of mediation and alternative dispute resolution methods as vehicles for resolving personal differences and diminishing conflicts in society at large.

Community mediation is a valuable resource for couples struggling with the challenges of separation. Our specially trained and experienced panel of 15 family mediators can guide couples through the many aspects of the separation and divorce process. Using an income based sliding fee scale and flexible scheduling, NSCMC is committed to making our services accessible to all segments of the community.

Mediation is especially helpful to separating couples who have children because it provides a constructive approach to future communication based on the child’s best interests. To that end,
NSCMC participates in the MA Office of Public Collaboration’s Parent Mediation Program for which qualifying couples can use up to 4 hours of free mediation time to resolve disputes involving child access, visitation, and parenting plans.

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.

Oona Metz LICSW, CGP

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Address 1318 Beacon Street Suite 9 Brookline MA 02446 Phone: (617) 232-8971 Website: http://www.oonametz.com
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Oona Metz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Group Psychotherapist with offices in Arlington and Brookline. For over 20 years she has treated adults, adolescents and children in individual, couples and group therapy in the Greater Boston area. In addition to seeing people for individual and couples therapy, she currently offers weekly, ongoing, confidential divorce support groups. These groups are for women who are contemplating divorce or who are navigating the process of divorce.

Women who are contemplating or navigating divorce may feel confused, sad, betrayed, bewildered, angry, overwhelmed and/or scared, and can benefit from talking to other women who are going through a similar process. Many of the women in the groups are mothers who are concerned with the wellbeing of their children and want to help them through the divorce as well. Women going through divorce often find that spending so much energy on a spouse, children and/or work leaves them little time to focus on themselves. Group therapy offers women a unique opportunity to talk with other women about what they need and want, now and in the future.

The Divorce Support Groups are located in Arlington and Brookline and meet weekly. Please call 617-232-8971 to set up a required screening session.

Susan M. Miller MA, CPA, CFP®, CDFA™ **

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Principal Aurora Financial Advisors, LLC Address 180 Linden Street Suite 8A Wellesley MA 02482 Counties served: Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk Phone: (781) 239-9996 Fax: (781) 239-1551 Website: www.AuroraFA.com
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Susan Miller is a Principal with Aurora Financial Advisors, LLC. She holds bachelors and masters degrees in Economics, is a Certified Public Account (CPA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), and is a trained mediator. Susan has been providing investment advice, financial planning and tax strategies to individuals and small businesses for over 20 years. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and is the Treasurer of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council.

Susan works extensively with lawyers, mediators and clients to address financial issues that arise in the divorce process. Susan provides a wide variety of financial planning assistance for individuals and couples involved in divorce. Typical issues addressed include cash flow and budgeting analysis, tax-efficient child support and alimony payments, dependency exemption determination, division of retirement and non-retirement assets – including marital home, education funding analysis future net worth projections of impact of proposed settlements on both spouses. Additional complex tax issues may include stock compensation valuation and division, alimony recapture, and impact of Alternative Minimum Tax.

Aurora Financial Advisors, LLC (AFA) is an independent, fee-only Registered Investment Advisory Firm, specializing in creating individualized financial, investment and tax strategies for individuals, including those contemplating life transitions such as divorce and retirement.

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