Creative solutions for family transitions.
While the decision to end a marriage or relationship is never easy, resolving custody, parenting time, support, and property division need not be difficult or expensive. As a Massachusetts divorce and family law mediator, I meet with both parties and help facilitate a satisfactory settlement. Similarly, as a collaborative divorce lawyer, I will represent you in a respectful negotiated settlement process.
Following decades of experience in traditional and alternative dispute resolution, and many successful trials, I now focus my practice exclusively as a mediator and as a collaborative attorney. This means that I do not represent clients in litigated matters in Court, or in negotiations where the other party is not committed to a collaborative process. I also provide legal advice to individuals who are working with other mediators, I draft prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and I mediate post-separation and post-divorce issues including modifying parenting schedules and support obligations.
Northampton, MA 01060
Degrees and Experience
35 years of experience as a family law attorney and mediator
J.D. 1986, Northeastern University School of Law
Admitted to practice in Massachusetts 1986
30 hours mediation training 1988
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Fellow since 1995
Hampshire County Bar Association
Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
My office is in Northampton, Massachusetts and I have conference room space available in Needham. I currently primarily meet with clients by Zoom and in person meetings with clients and counsel for mediation, conciliation, and case evaluation services. As the warmer weather approaches and COVID rates decline, I will meet with clients in person. Feel free to email me via my website to schedule a no charge Zoom meet and greet.