Professional Details

Judith R. Kaplan
The Law Office of Judith R. Kaplan

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Norwell Executive Center
167 Washington Street
Norwell, MA 02061
USA
781-923-1680

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Description of Practice

I am an experienced family law attorney and mediator offering confidential divorce and post-divorce mediation in Norwell, Braintree and Hingham. I mediate all phases of separation, divorce, post-divorce, paternity, custody and co-parenting plans. I am committed to assisting families who want to minimize the financial and psychological impacts of separation and divorce. I am passionate about the mediation process because I know it works. I bring my practical working knowledge to the table and guide you through the divorce until you appear in court.

Professional Background

Solo Practitioner/Mediator (2000 - present). Member of Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (2012 - present). Completed civil mediation training, Mediation Works Inc. (2000). Former litigation associate for the Boston domestic relations law firm of Stone, Stone & Creem (1996 - 1998). Former legal consultant for the Massachusetts Department of Social Services (1995 - 1996). Admitted to the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1995). 1994 recipient of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer's Award for Achievements in Family Law (Pennsylvania Chapter). Guest Presenter: Boston College Law School family law class and The Divorce Center.

Degrees

Villanova University School of Law - J.D. Connecticut College - B.A. in Child Development and graduated with honors.

Approach

Testimonial 2011: "Initially, I was very apprehensive about using a mediator for my divorce. However, after meeting with Judy for an hour or so and getting comfortable with her, I agreed to go forward. Throughout the process, Judy was able to listen to our concerns, answer my questions and get us to think about long term consequences of what we were doing. Most importantly, she genuinely cared about us and our sons. She did not take sides, but listened to us and our concerns. She helped us come to grips with the realities we were facing and she guided us through the most difficult process of my life. I would encourage anyone contemplating a divorce to speak with her first before proceeding."

Fees

First half-hour of your fee is waived.

Other Information

Appointments are available in HINGHAM, NORWELL and BRAINTREE.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediating Lawyer