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lily

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LOOKING FOR AN ATTY
« on: Oct 08, 2005, 07:15:03 AM »

 This is my first time on this site, forgive any errors - My husband is looking for a decent attorney in the Haverhill MA  area for a visitation/PAS issue.  Any recommendations would be appreciated.


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Anyone here from Massechusettes?
« Reply #1 on: Oct 08, 2005, 05:45:41 PM »
This might be of some help. Hopefully we have some folks from your State who can make some good recommendations.

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RE: LOOKING FOR AN ATTY
« Reply #2 on: Oct 09, 2005, 05:08:12 PM »
I am guessing that you are working with either the Haverhill District Court (Haverhill) or the Essex County Probate & Family Court (Salem).

Although I have close to ten years experience, it is in Middlesex and Suffolk Counties.  I found that there was a real advantage to working with somebody who is seen as an 'insider' and is in the court in question almost every week.  They know the GALs (if the issue is PAS, the Judge will be hostile if anybody other than a GAL tells her so), the DSS, the schools, etc.

I went through multiple atorneys over an extended court battle.  The big name who wanted a huge retainer then turned the case over to an associate who was an idiot.  Eventually, a recommendation that I got in church resulted in an excellent attorney who took the case after it had been screwed up for years.  F&F has probably the best database of father-friendly attorneys in Massachusetts.  I will post the url for their website below.  In the end, you will have to interview several to find one that matches your case.

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RE: LOOKING FOR AN ATTY
« Reply #3 on: Oct 09, 2005, 05:12:18 PM »
The promised url is

http://www.fathersandfamilies.org


Foundation for Fathers and Families
P.O. Box 1484
Boston, MA 02117-1484
(617)357-4832
 
"Fathers and Families is a non-profit organization in Massachusetts
advocating for the preservation of the Father-Child bond in the
family court system."

The Fathers Group
908 Concord Street
Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 879-4585

Concerned Fathers
PO Box 127
Norwood, MA 02062
(617) 762-3347
(413) 736-7432 - Springfield

CPF - The Fatherhood Coalition
http://www.fatherhoodcoalition.org
PO Box 700
Milford, MA 07157
(617) 723-3237

Dads Against Divorce Discrimination
PO Box 933
Westboro, MA 01581
(508) 488-8498

Parents and Children Together
1 Emily Lane
Sandwich, MA 02563
(508) 420-1701


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RE: LOOKING FOR AN ATTY
« Reply #4 on: Oct 10, 2005, 07:08:52 AM »
Thanks to all for responses - we are however dealing with Middleses county, because x lives in Winchester.  So far everything has been done in the Woburn court and in Cambridge.  


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RE: LOOKING FOR AN ATTY
« Reply #5 on: Oct 10, 2005, 02:40:48 PM »

you should invest in an atty who's certified in family law.  you can find one at this site

http://www.aaml.org/directory.htm

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RE: LOOKING FOR AN ATTY
« Reply #6 on: Oct 10, 2005, 04:13:46 PM »
I sent you an email with the name of one in Belmont.  Good Luck.  

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RE: LOOKING FOR AN ATTY
« Reply #7 on: Oct 10, 2005, 09:56:02 PM »
In that case I am unfortunately far more aware.  I just sent you an email with a few names/numbers

 

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