Guardians ad Litem
Thomas F. Carr, M.A., LMFT, LMHC
Thomas F. Carr & Associates, Inc.
9 Kinsman Place, Natick, MA, 01760-2732
Phone: (508) 650-1811
Fax: (508) 650-3621
Thomas F. Carr M.A., LMFT, LMHC, is a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed mental health counselor who had been
a forensic investigator and evaluator for more than twenty years. As a court investigator and Guardian ad Litem and Protection matters
in the Juvenile and Probate Court and a Category E&F GAL in the Probate Court, Mr. Carr has been called upon to investigate/evaluate and provide
supervised visitation for complex cases such as Munchausen by Proxy, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. Mr. Carr has qualified as an
expert witness in diverse areas including (but not limited to) 'child abuse and neglect', 'child welfare', 'sexual abuse', 'home studies', 'safety planning', 'permanent planning', and 'provision of services to children and families'.
Mr. Carr is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Counseling, Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners and Board
Certified in professional counseling by the American Psychotherapy Association. He is author of "Visitation in Dependency Cases," in "Access to Justice for Children; Children's
Law Manual Series," National Association of Counsel for Chldren, Chapter 19 (2003), and 2001 recipient of the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations' Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
Fern L. Frolin
Grindle, Robinson, Goodhue & Frolin, LLP
40 Grove St., Suite 190, Wellesley, MA 02482
Phone: (781) 235-3300
Fax: (781) 235-8090
Attorney Frolin provides neutral services as a mediator, arbitrator, parent coordinator and guardian ad litem. She also accepts a limited number of litigation clients. Attorney Frolin served on both the alimony task force and child support guidelines task force, each of which drafted new support laws for the Commonwealth.
Tanya Gurevich, J.D., LCSW
Ginsburg & Leshin LLP
One Hollis Street, Suite 423, Wellesley, MA 02482
Phone: (781) 235-3332
Fax: (781) 235-3021
Tanya Gurevich, J.D., LCSW has been a family law practioner since 1999 and is also a licensed clinical social worker. Currently, she is "of counsel" with the family law firm of Ginsburg & Leshin in Wellesley and a part-time mental health provider specializing in individual and family therapy in Walpole. Ms. Gurevich combines her legal and mental health expertise to provide divorce and family mediation, parenting coordination and Guardian ad Litem services. Her goal is to assist the clients in developing solutions that work for the entire family and to help reduce the level of conflict between the parents during and post-divorce. Ms. Gurevich also teaches the court-mandated parenting classes. She speaks fluent Russian.
Karen J. Levitt, Esq.
Levitt Law Group
- Karen J. Levitt, Esq.
- Andrea Wells, Esq.
- Emily Weber, Esq.
4 Meeting House Road, Suite 3, Chelmsford, MA 01824
Phone: (978) 458-5550
Fax: (978) 458-5562
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. 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 including mediation and collaborative law. She serves as a Guardian ad Litem and parenting coordinator in addition to providing legal services. Karen works closely wth clients to help them unerstand their options and to choose a process that will best serve their interests. Services provided range from representation in the traditional litigation process, to the creative solutions offered by mediation and collaborative law. Areas of focus include divorce, post-divorce, paternity, alimony and child support, parenting plans, division of assets, and other family law related concerns.
Karen has a law degree from Boston University School of Law, is a founder and past president of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council and has served on the board of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation. Attorneys Levitt, Wells, and Weber of the Levitt Law Group bring years of experience to helping clients with divorce and other family law problems. For more information, go to www.levittlawgroup.com
Anna Shapiro, Esq., PC
400 West Cummings Park, Suite 3900, Woburn, MA 01801
Phone: (339) 298-2300
Fax: (339) 298-2099
Anna Shapiro, Esq., PC effectively serves the interest of her clients in the matters involving Family Law, Divorce, Limited Assistance Representation, GAL, Parenting Coordinator, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Restraining Orders, Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, Business Set Up, Planning and Corporate Law, Consumer Rights and Protection, Contracts & Commercial Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Estate Planning, Criminal Law, Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Mortgage Modifications and Short Sales, Credit Negotiation, Landlord and Tenant Law, Personal Injury, Auto Accidents, Wills and Trusts, Probate Law, Immigration Law, Disability/Social Security and Appeals.
She is an attorney, GAL and Parenting Coordinator for Middlesex, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk Counties.
Debra L. Smith, Esq.
134 Main St., Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: (617) 924-6728
Fax: (617) 924-6797
Attorney Debra L. Smith provides personalized legal services with a concentration in family and juvenile law, including divorce (on issues such as alimony, child support, parenting plans and division of marital assets), paternity, adoption, guardianship of children, modification, and care and protection matters.
Ms. Smith’s focus is to save clients money by resolving matters cooperatively whenever possible. Attorney Smith believes that her clients are best served by attempting at the onset of a case to seek resolution of a matter as a high majority of cases are ultimately resolved without going to trial.
Her preferred approach is to act as a collaborative attorney using a team approach with a divorce coach, financial professionals and if needed, other professionals such as a child specialist. She has been successful in reaching an amicable settlement in many disputes in over 28 years of law practice.
However, in rare cases if the matter does not settle, she has substantial litigation experience and a good record in trying cases before a judge.
Other services Ms. Smith offers is acting as mediator to help couples resolve their family law matter in a respectful and amicable way in the private setting in her office. Ms. Smith was on the Board of Directors for Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Inc. from 2002-2010.
She has accepted Guardian ad Litem appointments from the court and has represented children in juvenile matters for over 20 years. Ms. Smith has been an adjunct professor for Suffolk University. She acted as the wife’s attorney in the Divorce Center’s DVD called "A Divorce Play in Four Acts."
Attorney Smith has lectured for The Divorce Center, Inc., Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, Inc. and Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Inc.
To learn more about Ms. Smith’s background, please visit her website at www.lawdebsmith.com.
Susan D. Stamps, Esq.
Law Offices of Susan D. Stamps
9 Damonmill Square, Suite 5D, Concord, MA 01742
Phone: (978) 371-3131
Fax: (978) 371-2378
Attorney Stamps has over 25 years experience in family law and specializes in complex custody, financial and tax matters.
In addition to litigation, mediation, and collaborative law services for clients in divorce and post-divorce matters, her firm offers
Guardian ad Litem and parent coordinator services with all required training and certifications.
Karl Topor, Esq.
Law Offices of Karl W. Topor
275 Grove Street, Building Two, Suite 400, Newton, MA 02466
Phone: (617) 969-8889
Fax: (617) 415-1497
ADDITIONAL SATELLITE OFFICES LOCATED IN BOSTON and FRAMINGHAM
Karl Topor, Esq. accepts appointments as a Guardian ad Litem in various Probate and Family Courts throughout Massachusetts.
He emphasizes the importance of the impact of a divorce or a change of custody on children while doing his investigations.
His background as a Family Law attorney assists him greatly in understanding the highly contested divorce arena.
Lorri Seibert Woodacre, Esq.
Law Offices of Lorri Woodacre
8 Grove St., Suite 402, Wellesley, MA. 02482
Phone: (781) 237-6020
Fax: (781) 237-6027
Experienced Family Law attorney concentrating in matters of divorce, litigation and mediation and collaborative law. Custody; modifications; GAL and parenting coordinator; relocation cases.
Se habla Espanol! Spanish facility.