Divorce with Dignity, Estate Planning with Empathy, Probate with Pragmatism.
While Beth's career is focused in law, her social work background has informed her connection with clients, child-focused family law work, and ability to finesse complex family dynamics.
Beth's probate practice includes representing clients through every step of estate administration, from establishing the initial appointment as Personal Representative (formerly called Executor) to final account and estate closure.
Beth’s estate planning practice has also included work with step-families and second families, same-sex families, unmarried families, and small or family-owned businesses to create sound plans of asset protection, business succession, and estate tax planning.
Beth's philosophy is that whenever possible, families are best served by resolving conflict outside of Court, such as by using dispute resolution methods like mediation and Collaborative Law.
Newtonville, MA 02460
Degrees and Experience
Georgetown University, B.A. Psychology
Boston College Law School, J.D.
Boston College School of Social Work, MSW
Private law practice focusing on estate planning and dispute resolution for divorce and probate matters
Former Judicial Law Clerk with the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court
Basic and advanced mediation training
Guardian ad litem for family law and probate matters
Collaborative Law practitioner
Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad Litem, Inc.
Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Inc., Board Member
Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, Board of Directors; President 2020-21
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Womens Bar Association, Member, Middlesex Committee and Solo & Small Firm Committee
Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Worcester Counties; Metrowest of Boston
$300 per hour (usually shared by participants)