Legal Services - Near Suburbs West of Boston
Auburndale Center for Divorce
275 Grove Street, Building Two, Suite 400, Newton, MA 02466
Phone: (617) 969-8889
Fax: (617) 415-1497
* Karl W. Topor, Esq.
Karl Topor's legal practice has an emphasis on Family and Matrimonial Law. He handles divorces- contested and uncontested, child support, custody, alimony, modifications of existing orders, prenuptial agreements and other Family Law issues. Karl is dedicated to solving problems for his clients while seeking to achieve the best possible results. He emphasizes the importance of children in the process of divorce.
Karl has acquired special advanced training in Family Law and has lectured on Family Law issues both on a local, state and national level.
* Walter S. Topor, Esq. (Of Counsel)
With over 35 years experience. Walter frequently assists in the real estate issues in a divorce such as the drafting of quitclaim deeds and property transfers. He also assists in representing you in refinancing your mortgage, and drafting other documents such as Declaration of Homesteads, and living wills, powers of attorney and basic will drafting.
Karen M. Buckley, Esq.
Of Counsel to Rosenberg, Freedman & Lee, LLC
246 Walnut St., Suite 201, Newton, MA 02460
Phone: (617) 964-7000
Fax: (617) 964-4025
Attorney Karen Buckley provides a wide range of representation in all aspects of family law including divorce, support, custody, modification, contempt, paternity,
prenuptial agreements and restraining orders. She brings over twenty years of experience to every case and utilizes insight,
knowledge of the law, creativity and compassion to find solutions that meet her clients' needs.
Attorney Buckley represents clients from Springfield to Salem, Boston to Barnstable and all communities in between. Trained in collaborative law as well as traditional litigation, Attorney Buckley represents
clients both in court and outside the court to help them find resolution to the family law needs.
Daniel J. Finn, Esq.
Law Office of Daniel J. Finn
60 Walnut St., 2nd Floor, Wellesley, MA 02481
Phone: (781) 997-1595
Fax: (617) 278-9397
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.
Howard I. Goldstein, Esq.
Goldstein, Egloff, Ramos & Wood, LLP
246 Walnut St., Newton, MA., 02460
Phone: (617) 964-8559
Fax: (617) 245-5322
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.
Karen K. Greenberg, Esq.
Konowitz & Greenberg, P.C.
20 William Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
Phone: (781) 237-0033 x235
Fax: (781) 235-2055
Karen is a graduate of Boston University and holds a master's degree from Wheelock College. She graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School
and formed Konowitz & Greenberg, P.C. in 1988. Family law disputes may involve high conflict domestic relations matters including restraining orders, domestic violence, divorce, alimony, custody, child support and paternity, adoption, termination of parental rights, visitation issues, guardianships, property division and modification. Karen has the ability and experience to
handle all family law needs, from the detailed management of a complex marital property dispute to the sensitive advocacy needed in an
emotionally charged child custody proceeding. She employs both litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods such as mediation practice.
Karen is an experienced and accomplished attorney, having concentrated in family law matters for more than twenty years.
Carol E. Nesson, Esq.
Law Office of Carol E. Nesson
1996 Centre St., 3rd Floor, West Roxbury, MA 02132
Phone: (617) 363-0000
Fax: (617) 363-0006
Carol Nesson provides high quality legal consulting on post-divorce division of retirement assets and prepares QDROs and similar orders. She is an expert on Massachusetts pensions and how to divide them.
Theodore P. Orenstein, Esq.
29 Ricker Rd., Newton MA 02458
Phone: (617) 964-1173
Fax: (617) 202-9027
Past President of The Divorce Center, formerly on the Council of the Family Law Section of the Mass. Bar Association and the Board of Managers of the Mass. Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Co-author of "Family Law in Massachusetts" and "When a Professional Divorces." Since 1978 has been concentrating on all aspects of domestic relations law, including complex finances and difficult cases.
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.
Doris F. Tennant, Esq.
Tennant Lubell, LLC
288 Walnut Street, Suite 500, Newton, MA. 02460
Phone: (617) 969-9610
Fax: (617) 969-9611
Doris Tennant specializes in divorce settlements that spare parents and children the emotional toll of court contested cases. Cognizant of the protracted nature of litigation and its long-term effect on the parties, she facilitates the resolution
of divorces by focusing on alternative dispute resolution techniques including Collaborative Practice, mediation, arbitration and negotiation. She concentrates on helping parties identify interests, explore options, and achieve realistic and reasonable agreements without a judge imposing a solution.
Marion Lee Wasserman, Esq.
Reach Accord Law and Mediation Services
100 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459
Phone: (781) 449-4815
Fax: (781) 433-0405
Attorney Wasserman emphasizes dispute resolution, not dispute escalation. In
addition to mediation and collaborative law, she offers traditional legal
representation emphasizing negotiated settlement. Attorney Wasserman has a
special interest in divorce and parent-child issues, including the structuring
of parenting plans. She is a former Vice President of the Massachusetts Council on
Family Mediation and is currently on the MCFM Board of Directors.
Areas of practice: divorce, post-divorce, custody, parenting
plans, temporary separation, prenuptial agreements, relationship agreements,
nontraditional relationships and family business.
Lorri Seibert Woodacre, Esq.
Law Offices of Lorri Woodacre
8 Grove St., Suite 402, Wellesley, MA. 02482 and
45 Summer St., Natick, MA. 01760
Phone: (781) 237-6020
Fax: (781) 237-6027
Attorney Woodacre's practice concentrates in division of assets, alimony, modification, relocation and child custody cases often involving forensic litigation and mediation skills. She maintains two offices, one in Wellesley, the other in Natick working in Greater Boston courts as well as Bristol and Worcester Counties where she can meet clients at a satellite location. Spanish facility.