Legal Services - Greater Boston Area
Emmanuel Dockter, Esq.
Baum & Dockter, LLP
44 School St., 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 500-3753
Fax: (617) 500-0323
Attorney Emmanuel Dockter is a partner with the Boston law firm of Baum & Dockter, concentrating his practice in high-conflict divorce matters and custody disputes both at the trial and appellate levels.
Emmanuel is dedicated to guiding his clients through the divorce process in the most painless and cost-effective manner possible. While he is an experienced courtroom litigator and advocate, Emmanuel always attempts to resolve cases through rational negotiation. In addition to his client representation, Emmanuel serves as a trained Guardian ad Litem, drawing on his experience with complex, high-conflict child-related matters.
Rachel B. Goldman, Esq.
Boston Law Collaborative, LLC
99 Summer St.,Suite 1600, Boston, MA 02110
Phone: (617) 439-4700 x220
Fax: (617) 439-0700
Rachel Goldman's practice is devoted to mediation and collaborative family law.
She also serves as a parent coordinator assisting parents with crafting a parenting plan and other child-related matters. Attorney Goldman's areas of pratice include divorce, post-divorce, child support, child custody, alimony , and prenuptial agreements.
She is a board member of the Massachusetts Collaborative Council and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation.
Joyce Kauffman, Esq.
Kauffman Crozier, LLP
231 Third St., Suite 720, Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: (617) 577-1505
Fax: (617) 577-1012
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.
Stone, Stone & Creem
Cynthia S. Creem, Esquire
Gayle Stone-Turesky, Esquire
One Washington Mall, 11th Floor, Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 523-4567
Fax: (617) 523-5061
Stone, Stone & Creem is a unique law firm in the heart of downtown Boston concentrating in the areas of Family Law. The firm has a long-standing tradition of providing superior legal representation for such matters as Divorce, Appeals, Separation, Child Custody and Visitation, Alimony, Asset Division, Child Support, Post-Judgment Modifications, Complaints for Contempt, Paternity Actions, Interstate Removal, Pre-nuptial Agreements, Abuse Protection Complaints, Non-traditional Family Issues, and Adoptions. Family law can be a complex and emotional area of the law. A family law matter is rarely simple and each case requires its own approach. Retaining experienced counsel is essential to ensuring that your rights and welfare will be protected.
Cynthia S. Creem, Esquire - a partner at Stone, Stone & Creem has established herself as one of Boston’s best attorneys, specializing in the above mentioned areas of family law for over 40 years. Cynthia S. Creem also serves as Special Master for private parties and as appointed by the Court.
Gayle Stone-Turesky, Esquire – a partner at Stone, Stone & Creem has been an attorney in the family law field for over 30 years. Gayle Stone-Turesky was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar and the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts in 1980. Since 2005 and every year thereafter, Gayle Stone-Turesky has been selected as one of Boston Magazine’s “Super Lawyers” specializing in the area of family law.
Judith McKinnon, Esquire – joined the firm in September 2000. Judith McKinnon received her law degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1999 and was admitted to the Massachusetts bar that same year. Thereafter, she worked as a law clerk in the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court system. Since 2007 and every year thereafter, Judith McKinnon has been selected as one of Boston Magazine’s “Rising Stars”, an honor given to young attorneys in Massachusetts.
Katie J. Donahue, Esquire – joined the firm in September 2010. Katie Donahue earned her law degree from New England School of Law in 2008 and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar that same year. Prior to joining the firm, Katie Donahue worked as a law clerk in the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court system.
Karen Van Kooy, Esq.
Israel, Van Kooy & Days, LLC
1318 Beacon Street, Suite 19, Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: (617) 277-3774
Fax: (617) 277-6520
Karen Van Kooy is a partner at Israel, Van Kooy & Days, LLC located in Coolidge Corner, Brookline. Karen represents women and men in all stages of family transitions, including divorce, custody, child support and post-divorce matters. Karen also works with people to create fair and loving pre and post nuptial agreements to strengthen their marriage. Central to Karen's approach in domestic relations matter is to attend to the immediate needs of a client, whose life may be in upheaval, while assisting the client in defining the big picture: life after the transition. Finding the right process for each situation, whether it is litigation, mediation or the collaborative law process is an essential first step, and Karen is trained and practices all three approaches. Karen is a board member of the Divorce Center.