<p>Karen Galat, the principal of Newburyport Divorce Mediation, has been a practicing family law attorney for more than 35 years. She is presently offering mediation by video conferencing anywhere in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in person in her office in Newburyport. She has been appointed as a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) on numerous occasions by judges in the Probate and Family Court and is uniquely qualified to mediate cases in which custody is disputed.</p>
Newburyport, MA 01950
Degrees and Experience
<p>Attorney Galat received her juris doctor, cum laude, in 1982. She is admitted to practice before the courts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and has concentrated her practice in Family Law for over twenty-five years. Attorney Galat is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. In 1990, she had the honor of being admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. She is a member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation and the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council and is a zealous advocate of Alternative Dispute Resolution.
<p>Essex County Bar Association (conciliator and member), Essex County Probate & Family Court Judicial Designee, Massachusetts Counsel on Family Mediation, Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad Litem</p>
<p>Newburyport Divorce Mediation is open to all seeking divorce and child custody mediation within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, regardless of the county in which the parties reside. Remote mediation in available by video conference.</p>
<p>Newburyport Divorce Mediation offers a free one half hour consultation to parties interested in participating in mediation. Thereafter, parties are charged for Attorney Galat's time at the rate of $385 per hour. A separate fee of $2,500 is charged for the preparation of a comprehensive Separation Agreement and the preparation of all related documents that must be filed with the court for an uncontested divorce. No additional time is charged for the preparation of those documents. Most clients complete the entire mediation process for a total of $4,000 to $5,000.</p>