Legal Services – Suburbs North

Suburbs North (Beverly, Salem, Saugus, Stoneham, Woburn)

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Heather J. Smethurst Esq. **

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Address 491 Maple Street Suite 204 Danvers MA 01923 Counties served: Essex, Middlesex, and southern NH Phone: (978) 774-0100 Fax: (978) 560-0644 Website: www.smethurstlaw.com
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Heather J. Smethurst is a family law attorney practicing in Essex and Middlesex Counties in Massachusetts and in Southern New Hampshire, is trained in Collaborative Law, Mediation, was a social worker prior to her legal career, is a court appointed conciliator and Attorney Representing Children through the Essex Probate Court, Limited Appearance Representation and is a Guardian ad Litem.

Attorney Smethurst believes strongly that most cases are best handled through Mediation or the Collaborative Law process. A family law matter is arguably the most stressful time in a person’s life and having an
advocate that is committed to resolving your case with the best possible outcome for your family is a must. Attorney Smethurst feels strongly that children must be the first priority in any family law matter and will work with you to help transition your family to the next phase of your lives.

Patricia M. Watson Esq.

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Watson & Watson, P. C. Address 458 Boston Street (Rt.1) Old Boston St. Office Park, Suite 6-2, Second Floor Topsfield MA 01983 Phone: 978-462-3177 Fax: 978-462-7997 Website: http://www.watsonlawoffice.com
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Patricia M. Watson is certified as a mediator by the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation and has been a mediator for 19 years. She has been a practicing attorney since 1979, and is a founding partner of Watson & Watson, P.C.  Pat is strictly a neutral, and does not offer individual representation in divorce. She believes never acting as an advocate is important to maintain her integrity and reputation as a neutral.  Her law partner, Douglas Watson, maintains a traditional family law practice. Pat offers mediation services in the areas of divorce, separation, post-divorce, child support, alimony, parenting plans, complex asset division, paternity, pre-nuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements.   Pat graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 1979.  She has also served as a pro-bono Conciliator for the Essex Superior Court for over 20 years. She is a Member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Massachusetts Bar Association,  Essex County Bar Association (former Executive Board member) and is former President of the Newburyport Bar Association.  Pat also offers convenient evening hours to parties upon request.

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