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Attorney Karen M. Buckley

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Newton Massachusetts Family Lawyer

Name: Karen Buckley

Address: 246 Walnut Street Suite 203  [Click For Map]

Phone: 617-552-5100

Fax: 617-552-5101

E-mail: karen@attorneykarenmbuckley.com

Website: http://www.attorneykarenmbuckley.com/

Firm Focus

My practice focuses on all aspects of family law, including divorce, custody and visitation, support, modification, paternity and restraining orders. I also represent clients in civil litigagation matters, including breach of contract disputes, landlord- tenant matters and contractor claims.

 

Continuing Education:

I am required by New York State to complete 24 hours of CLE every two years, and am current with that requriement.

States Licensed In
Massachusetts; New York
Previous Employment Summary

I have been practicing law for over twenty years in New York and Massachusetts. I am admitted in Massachusetts and New York, including the Federal District Courts of MAssachusetts, Western New York and Northern New York and the First and Second Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Activities and Awards

I am on the Board of Directors of The Divorce Center, Inc., a non-profit organization of professionals who deal with divorce-related issues. I have spoken numerous times at public education seminars sponsored by The Divorce Center, Inc. I am on the Board of the Home and School Association of my children\'s school, and am on the finance council of my church. I also serve as a judge in the high school mock trial competition sponsired by the Massachusetts Bar Association.

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Q & A

Karen M. Buckley, Esq.



Number of Attorneys:
1

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?:

The client can certainly help themselves by learning what the issues are, and how to be properly prepared to present their case, as well as learning what resources are available to them, including child support collection services. However, I would caution a client that doing some research online does not necessarily give them the knowledge or skills to effectively present their case in Court.



Are your attorneys willing to review documents prepared by clients?:

Absolutely! I believe it is important that I and the client work together as a team.



Are your attorneys willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?:

No.



Are your attorneys willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?:

I find that is difficult, as one aspect of a case can have lasting impacts on other aspects of the case.



What are your policies about dividing work among the firm's partners, associates, and paralegals to make the process most cost-effective for the client?:

I do most of the work myself, but will give owrk to my paralegal when it is cost-efficient to do so.



How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?:

Alternate dispute resolution is appropriate in some cases, and I do recommend it when it appears it will be a viable method of resolving the case. I am a member of the Massachusetts Collaborative law Council.



Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?:

Yes-I am a Board Member of The Divorce Center, Inc., which provides public education on issues relating to divorce.



What distinguishes your law firm from others?:

I take the time to listen to the client and use my experience and knowledge to provide them with practical advice to help them not only as they are going through a divorce, but also as they move forward with their life. I  explore avenues of resolution that will benefit the client, and use my creativity to try to reach solutions for all my clients-whether family law, civil litigation or other matters.



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Types of Cases
Main Area of Practice: Family

Preferred Cases:

  • Divorce
  • custody
  • support
  • modification
  • paternity
  • restraining orders


Other Cases:

  • Civil litigation
  • landlord-tenant
  • contracts
Credentials & Cases
Court Admissions

I am admitted to practice in Massachusetss and New York State; the federal distrct courts in Massachusetts, Western New York and NOrthern New York and the First and Second Circuit Court of Appeals.



Association/Professional Organization Memberships:

Member: Massachusetts Bar Association, Family Law Section; New York Bar Association, Family Law Section; Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council



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