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 Essex Phone: (978) 744-9591 Website:

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 70 Washington Street, #402 Salem MA 01970 Essex Phone: (978) 744-5444 Fax: (978) 745-6209 Website:

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 Stree t Woburn MA 01801 Middlesex Phone: (7 81) 281-0901 Fax: (781) 207-6119 Website:

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.

Finn & Eaton, P.C. **

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Attorneys at Law Address 400 TradeCenter Drive Suite 5900 Woburn MA 01801 Address 539 Lincoln Avenue Saugus MA 01906 Phone: (781) 484-1066 Fax: (339) 600-3000 Website:

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.

Johanna Gatta Esq.

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Law Offices of Johanna Gatta Address 61 Main Street Stoneham MA 02180 Phone: (617) 791-8887 Fax: (781) 944-1971 Website:

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.

Lisa A. Jacobowitz Esq. **

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Gilmore and Jacobowitz, LLP Address Three Ellis Square Beverly MA 01915 Phone: (978) 927-7238 Fax: (978) 927-7631 Website:

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.

Scott C. Marks Esq. **

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Law Offices of Scott C. Marks Address 70 Washington Street Suite 405 Salem MA 01970 Phone: (978) 741-5655 Fax: (978) 744-3782 Website:

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.

Tony Pelusi Esq. **

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Tony Pelusi & Associates Address 41 Crossbow Lane North Andover MA 01845 Phone: (781) 944-9449 Website:

Tony Pelusi is an attorney and professional coach. When supporting clients as a parenting coordinator, Tony offers a unique blending of his legal acumen and coaching skills to create alignment where discord previously existed.

Tony is able to present his clients with an honest assessment of the outcomes and consequences of their intended course of action. He often co-creates with his clients a more effective and collaborative structure for achieving their goals without the aggravation and expense of resorting to court. And when the parties are unable or unwilling to agree Tony gives recommendations and/or makes decisions in the best interest of the impacted children.

Heather J. Smethurst Esq. **

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Address 491 Maple Street Suite 204 Danvers MA 01923 Phone: (978) 774-0100 Fax: (978) 560-0644 Website:

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.

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