Legal Services - Near Suburbs West of Boston
Karen M. Buckley, Esq.
246 Walnut St., Newton, MA 02460
Phone: (617) 552-5100
Fax: (617) 552-5101
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., Wellesley, MA 02481
Phone: (781) 997-1595
Fax: (617) 278-9397
Attorney Finn is a collaborative attorney and mediator specializing in family law and civil disputes.
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.
Howard I. Goldstein, Esq.
Rosenberg, Freedman & Goldstein LLP
246 Walnut St., Suite 201, Newton, MA., 02460
Phone: (617) 964-7000
Fax: (617) 964-4025
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) 235-2755
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 restraining orders, domestic violence, divorce, alimony, custody, child support and paternity, adoption, termination of
parental rights, visitation issues and guardianships. 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
160 Gould St., Suite 100, Needham, MA 02494
Phone: (781) 453-7337
Fax: (781) 455-8879
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.
Paula H. Noe, Esq.
Law Offices of Paula H. Noe
Two Newton Place, Suite 200,Newton, MA. 02458
Phone: (617) 658-2913
Fax: (617) 965-1694
PAULA H. NOE, named a 'WOMAN OF DISTINCTION IN LAW AND PUBLIC SERVICE' by the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers, BOSTON'S BEST by the Boston Phoenix (December 12-23, 2010), and who has been recognized in the 2011 Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
(as an attorney who has received the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards from her peers), practices family law and represents clients in divorce, pre- and post-marital agreements and complex property, support and parenting issues; she also co-mediates
in Adult/Elder Family situations, (which can arise when an aging parent is or should be, according to the family involved in potential life changes) and also mediates for divorcing families. . She counsels families in avoiding crisis (using mediation, negotiation, collaborative law,
parenting coordination, prenuptials, postnuptials, etc.) or in resolving the crisis (pursuing divorce, post-divorce, co-parenting issues, custody, paternity, same sex partnerships/divorces, etc.). She emphasizes communication with her clients and the other parties, and believes in pursuing
resolution as the best protocol for most families. She also is able to draw on her vast network of professionals who believe, as she does, that we must always cultivate dignity and respect, even in the midst of an emotional crisis. Each family situation is unique and demands a unique approach,
and Paula invites the opportunity to work with families in order to lead them to the resolution that works best for that family.
Paula is a Past President of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council and is a founding member of the Council. She has trained other professionals in Collaborative Law for the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council and for the American Bar Association, and has written and lectured extensively
about Collaborative Law practice and ethics, both locally and nationally. She is currently co-chair of the Family Law Committee of the American Bar Association's Dispute Resolution section. She also serves on the Collaborative Law Committee of the American Bar Association of Dispute Resolution,
and on its Ethics subcommittee where she co-authored its 2008 Ethics position paper. Paula also serves on the American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution, Mediation Committee, Quality Assurance Sub-committee, and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Paula is also a founding partner of DivorceAndRenewal (www.DivorceAndRenewal.com)
Theodore P. Orenstein, Esq.
29 Ricker Rd., Newton MA 02458
Phone: (617) 964-3603
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.
Theresa B. Ramos, Esq.
Rosenberg, Freedman & Goldstein, LLP
246 Walnut St., Suite 201, Newton MA 02460
Phone: (617) 964-7000
Fax: (617) 964-4025
Theresa B. Ramos is an attorney concentrating her practice in all matters of family law including divorce, support, property division, custody, parenting plans, modification, contempt, removal and prenuptial agreements. Ms. Ramos served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court (2001-2002).
She is an active member of the Boston Bar Association Family Law Steering Committee (Co-Chair of the Family Law Newsletter and member of the Legislative Subcommittee) and formerly served on the Massachusetts Bar Association Family Law Council.
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 the out-of-court resolution of family matters, including those with
complex financial and business issues. She represents parties in “Collaborative Practice” in which the
parties and their attorneys commit to settle the case without going to court.
Doris also mediates and arbitrates family law matters and family business disputes, and serves as a parenting coordinator in high conflict cases.
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
The majority of Karl Topor's legal practice has an emphasis on Family and Matrimonial Law.
He handles divorces- contested and uncontested, Child Support, Child Custody, Alimony, Modifications of Existing Orders, Prenuptial Agreements and other Family Law issues.
Attorney Karl Topor began his career working with his father and uncles over 20 years ago and established his own practice in 1999.
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.
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
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 Espagnol! Spanish facility.