Successful navigation of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Law Court demands experienced legal guidance and representation. Protecting the best interests of your family, laying the groundwork for your future, and safeguarding your own well-being demand the compassionate counsel of a knowledgeable family law attorney.
I, Carolyn G. DePasquale, am a professional mediator and family law attorney based in Leominster. I served as a court mediator from 1998 through 2007, and I have been a lawyer representing clients in family law and other areas of litigation since 2006. I serve my clients with a unique understanding and empathy that promote progress and effective outcomes.
The legal process is full of confusing forms, overly complicated procedures and a myriad of potential pitfalls. As a mediator and a lawyer, I am intimately familiar with the court process. I strive to help people resolve family law issues peacefully — in a manner that protects the family dynamic and children. I also assist in resolving disputes regarding business matters, community issues, and family matters, through mediation.
I am a former President of the Board for Mediation Services of North Central Massachusetts, Inc., a private, nonprofit organization that works in cooperation with the Office of the Attorney General and with support from the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and the Massachusetts Trial Courts.
Legal Services and Representation
Resolving issues through mediation isn't the best choice in every situation, but it warrants consideration. I advocate for my clients under several other circumstances, including negotiation of agreements during the legal process, at trial, on appeal and through all matters of family law proceedings:
- Divorce and related issues
- Child custody and support
- Restraining orders and harassment orders
- Post-decree modification and contempt actions
- Grandparents' rights
- Limited assistance representation
The legal system can be intimidating to the uninitiated. Prior to becoming an attorney, I personally experienced how confusing and intimidating it can be to navigate the legal system without the necessary guidance of a professional. Figuring out how to do the best thing for your child and yourself is stressful. I have been in your shoes. I have struggled to balance financial, emotional and physical needs in the midst of a family law dispute.
Accurately assessing the legal issues and effectively taking advantage of the best possible options on your own is virtually impossible if you don't know the repercussions of each decision. You need guidance to solidify the best possible path for you and your family.
North Central Massachusetts Family Law Attorney and Mediator
Contact me today to schedule a consultation regarding your particular issue. I can help you find a favorable resolution that can hopefully prevent you from ever having to return to court in the future.
Call me for prompt response and personal service at 978-401-0662.