Katherine is a trained mediator who is committed to alternative dispute resolution. Mediation can be a lower cost method for achieving a client's goals as well as securing more emotionally satisfying results. Her experience includes a variety of disputes involving divorcing spouses or domestic partners, beneficiaries of estates, conflicts between business partners and employees/employers. Katherine's insightful articles regarding mediation have appeared in mediate.com, the Massachusetts Family Law Quarterly and Massachusetts and Mediation: A Practice Guide for Mediators, Lawyers and Other Professionals.
Katherine also works with clients who wish to protect their families with appropriate estate planning documents such as wills, health care proxies, powers of attorney and trusts. She represents clients whose loved ones have died, offering caring assistance to survivors faced with the myriad of details involved with probating an estate, terminating a trust or winding up business or other property interests as well as end-of-life planning.
For 40 years Katherine has represented clients undergoing profound changes in their families - from divorce to adoption to child custody disputes. Katherine has the experience and knowledge to guide clients through the emotionally wrenching process of dissolving marital and non-marital relationships as well as assisting clients with proactive planning such as premarital and other domestic living together agreements, donor insemination, paternity and guardianships.