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Our office is now located at the lovely Norwell Executive Center, located at 167 Washington Street, in Norwell MA, 02061. We have been continuing to conduct business virtually via conference call and zoom during the COVID crisis, and will continue to do so.  Please contact us by email or by phone for more information. more

What is Collaborative Family Law Practice?

Want to learn more about Collaborative Law and whether it may be right for you and your circumstances? The International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners has developed an e-brochure that explains the process and the team. Read that brochure HERE Also, the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council (MCLC) offers a wonderful overview HERE. MCLC has also developed a short film series that shows a Collaborative Law matter more

Hear hear! My interview with Nicole Perry on Powerful Women Revealed is chock-o-block full of information and stories, and gives a great overview of the Whole Family Law approach

If you want to watch it on video too, here is the youtube link! more

Just published! Massachusetts Family Law Practice Manual

We are excited to announce that Amy Martell is a contributing author for the new Lexis Nexis Family Law Practice Manual, just published in January 2016.  Amy’s chapter, co-authored with Jennifer DiGregorio, provides an overview of Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) practice in Massachusetts, including mediation, collaborative law, arbitration, and court-connected dispute resolution. more

Resource Sharing Thursdays: Prenuptial Agreements and Postnuptial Agreements

My good friend and colleague, Justin Kelsey at has created an incredible resource about prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements.  Download that resource from the Skylark  Law and Mediation website here. Having helped so many people get divorced, I have become a strong proponent of collaboratively negotiated and well drafted prenuptial or postnuptial agreements.  These contracts can help set the tone for a relationship, more

A brilliant description and illustration of Collaborative Law in under 4 minutes

This is a fantastic explanation of Collaborative Law and its benefits.  The English narrator speaks a bit quickly and without inflection, but everything else is spot on! Credit to Christopher Imhoos more

Resource Thursday: A new roadmap for difficult conversations

It’s our very first “Resource Thursday”!  Periodically on Thursdays I will be sharing  with you some of my favorite articles, books, strategies, and other tools. Today I want to direct you toward the intersection of conflict resolution and Aikido – specifically, the work of Judy Ringer from New Hampshire. A few years ago I had the immense pleasure of participating in a workshop given by more

Listen to our interview with Powerful Women Revealed!

We are so pleased to be partnering this year with Nicole Perry and her Powerful Women Revealed radio program on WATD radio in Marshfield.  Nicole has been doing a wonderful job supporting women entrepreneurs, creating connections, and fostering creativity all across the south shore, and we are thrilled to among her “powerful women.” In November Amy was interviewed by Nicole on her radio show, more

Let there be Peace on Earth…

(this article originally appeared in the December 2011 edition of the South Shore Women’s Journal) For many of us, the winter holiday season can feel anything but peaceful. The stress of the holidays seems to invite conflict, such as that underlying marital friction, parenting disputes, and those uncomfortable family dinners. This conflict can contribute to a winter holiday experience quite different than the more

Collaborative Law or Mediation??? How to Choose?

When clients contact me they are almost always seeking a non-adversarial, efficient, respectful way to resolve their family conflict.   They have seen the toll that litigation and, in their eyes, “lawyers,” have taken on their friends and the families of their friends, and they don’t want their own conflict resolution process to go down that road. Given this, most people assume that more
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