FAMILYLEGAL

FAMILYLEGAL is a large regional Law Firm that focuses it's practice in the areas of: Divorce & Family Law; Bankruptcy; Criminal Defense, and; Personal Injury. Call today and speak with an Attorney for FREE. CALL NOW (888) 725-0004.

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Firm Overview

Hiring an attorney should never be a snap decision. That's why FAMILYLEGAL offers a complimentary initial telephone or in-person Consultation to anyone interested in using our services. When you call us, we'll listen to your story, discuss your options, and help you decide what to do next.

You can immediately meet with an experienced Attorney to discuss your case. You can Contact us at (888) 725-0004 and schedule an initial Consultation with an Attorney experienced in the specific area of law you need. Our Attorney will sit down with you and discuss your legal dilemma, explore your options, and provide you with honest, valuable, feedback on your specific situation. And, if you choose, you can get you started with legal representation right away.

SUCCESSFUL, EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS
You'll find no "rookies" at FAMILYLEGAL. The Attorneys at FAMILYLEGAL have over 200 years of combined legal experience. What other law firm can make this claim? And because our Attorneys limit their practice areas, they are especially knowledgeable in the areas you need assistance in. In a nutshell, FAMILYLEGAL is a "big firm" that offers services to individuals just like you at prices that everyday people can afford.

RESPONSIVENESS AND COURTEOUSNESS
When you're facing serious legal issues, you want to know what's going on at all times. That's why the Attorneys at FAMILYLEGAL are committed to returning calls in a timely manner and being available to answer any questions you might have about your case. No matter how busy we get, our Attorneys make you a top priority.

A COMPASSIONATE AND NON-JUDGMENTAL ENVIRONMENT
Whether you're dealing with Bankruptcy, Personal Injury, Divorce , Child Custody or a Criminal Law, matter, the experienced Attorneys at FAMILYLEGAL understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family. You'll find that our Attorneys are caring, down-to-earth people who aren't in the habit of passing judgment on our clients. Instead, they treat you with courtesy and respect while handling your case.

CONVENIENT EVENING AND WEEKEND HOURS
Your life and your legal problems don't stop at 5 p.m., so why should your Attorneys? FAMILYLEGAL
Main Office

FAMILYLEGAL - Methuen Office
145 Milk Street Parlex Bldg., One Parlex Way
Methuen  MA  01844

Phone
  • (888) 725-0004
Fax
  • (877) 272-4589

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

FREE Initial Consultation

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Criminal Defense, Bankruptcy, Uncontested Divorce, Wills & Estate Planning

Hourly Rates

Dependant

Office Information

Office Hours

8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English and Spanish

Other Offices

  • FAMILYLEGAL - Concord, NH
    141 Airport Road
    Concord,  NH  03301
  • FAMILYLEGAL - Dover, NH
    660 Central Avenue
    Ground Floor - Rear
    Dover,  NH  03820
  • FAMILYLEGAL - Marlborough, MA
    225 Cedar Hill Street
    Suite 200
    Marlborough,  MA  01752
  • FAMILYLEGAL - - Malden, MA
    440 Pleasant Street
    Malden,  MA  02148
  • FAMILYLEGAL - Springfield, MA
    632 Westfield Street
    Suite 205
    W. Springfield,  MA  01089
  • FAMILYLEGAL - Braintree, MA
    400 Washington Street
    Suite 403
    Braintree,  MA  02148
  • FAMILYLEGAL - FALL River, MA
    331 Elsbree Street
    2nd Floor
    Fall River,  MA  02720
  • FAMILYLEGAL - Cranston, RI
    1062 Reservoir Avenue
    2nd Floor
    Cranston,  RI  02910
Divorce
Whatever your circumstances are, FAMILYLEGAL's highly skilled and experienced Divorce and Family Law Attorneys are here to help you through these troubling times. Call our office today to speak with an Attorney for FREE. Call 888-725-0004 today!
When FAMILYLEGAL was created, founder Jeffrey A. Runge envisioned a team of highly skilled and caring Attorneys who were willing to be givers, not takers, in representing their clients. Today, this philosophy still holds true. In fact, we think you'll find our Attorneys to be one of the best reasons for choosing FAMILYLEGAL as your law firm.

FAMILYLEGAL represents people-not corporations. Plain and simple. Our Attorneys are people, too, and we understand that life can throw you curveballs once in awhile. As our client, you'll never feel as if you're being "talked down to" or judged. Making you as comfortable as possible while we handle your case is one of our top priorities. You'll be treated with respect, courtesy and compassion as we walk you through the legal process, step-by-step.HIRING A GOOD

ATTORNEY DOESN'T HAVE TO COST A FORTUNE

FAMILYLEGAL offers representation in the areas of Bankruptcy, Personal Injury, Divorce, Custody and Family Law, and Criminal Law. We serve people from all walks of life that are in need of an experienced attorney but are unwilling or unable to pay the sky-high hourly rates that most attorneys charge. Cost is important to our clients. That's why FAMILYLEGAL's prices are typically more affordable than other attorneys offering the same or similar services.

And what sets our Attorneys apart from the pack? In a word, experience. While many law firms may claim to offer quality representation, they simply don't have the experience to back this up. Our team of Attorneys at FAMILYLEGAL is made up of seasoned, knowledgeable Attorneys with over a 150 collective years of experience. Each of our Attorneys is typically a former solo practitioner who has been hand-selected for their dedication, passion, and success in practicing law. And what's more, since our Attorneys limit the areas in which they practice, they are highly skilled in the very issues that you need assistance with.

OUR ATTORNEYS WILL FIGHT TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS

FAMILYLEGAL offers a level of legal representation that's virtually impossible to find elsewhere at affordable prices. Through the use of our resources, drive and experience, our experienced Attorneys strive to maintain the highest standards of excellence when representing our clients. If you need legal assistance, call us today and speak with a Attorney at one of our Ten (10) convenient office locations serving Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island. When the outcome really matters, you can depend on the Attorneys at FAMILYLEGAL to go to bat for you work hard to provide you with the results you desire.

OUR ATTORNEYS AND STAFF

If you are facing a legal issue and think that the Attorneys at FAMILYLEGAL could be of assistance, we encourage you to Contact us to schedule a FREE initial Consultation with one of our Attorneys at one of our Ten (10) convenient office locations. There is no obligation. However, this FREE initial Consultation allows our Attorneys the opportunity to review your current situation and legal dilemma, and offer you appropriate and effective options to meet your needs.

At FAMILYLEGAL, your initial Consultation with one of our highly skilled Attorneys is always FREE. Call our office today at 888-725-0004.
Child Custody
There is only one way to respond when faced with a Child Custody matter; take action and explore your options. Delaying, ignoring the situation, or doing nothing may only make your situation worse. Call FAMILYLEGAL today at (888) 725-0004.
WE UNDERSTAND YOUR SITUATION
Nobody knows more about the effects of a Family Law issues than our experienced Child Custody Attorneys. As a premier Divorce & Child Custody provider in the area, we spend every hour of our working day helping individuals just like you who are facing the most difficult time of their lives. We understand the changes in your life that have resulted in your search for a Child Custody Law Firm. We know about the arguments, the financial concerns, the deceit, the abuse, the effects on the children, and a large number of other factors that have made you consider finding an Attorney. You owe it to yourself to call our office and speak to one of our Attorneys so you can learn your rights and options. Don’t try to be a hero by going through this alone; that decision could have some very serious and long-lasting consequences.

EXPERIENCE MATTERS
Experience matters. FAMILYLEGAL is probably one of the most sophisticated and experienced Divorce & Child Custody Law firms in the area. Don’t be fooled by the competition. There are many recent law school graduates and other inexperienced attorneys practicing in the areas of Divorce & Family Law.

Our Attorneys have over 200 years of combined legal experience. Divorce & Child Custody can be a complex area of law that requires specific legal knowledge and experience. You may not want to risk your future, and your family’s future, on a rookie Attorney. We have been a premier Divorce & Child Custody provider in the area for over a decade. We will continue to lead the way by remaining on the cutting edge of Divorce & Child Custody Law to better serve our clients.

COST MATTERS
Cost Matters. It doesn’t matter if you find a great Attorney if you simply can’t afford their services. At FAMILYLEGAL we work hard to keep our fees very affordable. We understand that you are going through a difficult and emotional time, and we do not want to add to this stress by charging sky-high fees. In fact, our fees are consistently below those of our competitors because we are much more efficient due, in part, to our large volume of cases.

It is amazing to us that our competitors can actually get away with charging clients $250.00, $300.00, or even $350.00 OR MORE an hour for Attorney fees. At FAMILYLEGAL there are no ridiculous hourly rates or retainer fees. Our fees are designed to allow you to obtain immediate legal representation and protection of your rights and interests.

We have witnessed over the last several years that Divorce & Child Custody consumers are becoming smarter when shopping for a competent attorney. Many consumers now realize that the entire process can best be handled by a law firm that leads the industry in quality, experience and affordability. This realization has made FAMILYLEGAL one of the premier Divorce & Child Custody providers in the area.

WHY CHOOSE FAMILYLEGAL?
This is the first and probably best question to ask when selecting which Divorce & Child Custody Attorney to call. The answer is simple; at FAMILYLEGAL, we realize that families often face troubled times. When you contact any one of our many office locations, you will have the confidence that you are working with one of the areas most experienced and recognized Divorce & Child Custody Law Firms.

Our experienced Attorneys have successfully handled THOUSANDS of Divorce & Child Custody cases just like yours. What other Law Firm can make that claim? Our experienced Divorce & Child Custody Attorneys offer e FREE Consultation to allow you the opportunity to meet with an Attorney, discuss your situation, your concerns, and your objectives. Our Attorney will review your options with you, and work with you to develop a case plan to meet your specific objectives. You owe it to yourself to contact FAMILYLEGAL if you are facing a situation involving:

● Divorce
● Divorce Mediation
● Child Custody
● Child Visitation
● Child Support
● Domestic Violence
● Restraining Orders
● Alimony
● Guardianships
● Grandparent’s Rights
● Father’s Rights
● Contempt Issues
● Property Division
● Assistance with Document Preparation

CALL US TODAY AT: (888) 725-0004

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

WHY CHOOSE FAMILYLEGAL?

This is the first and probably best question to ask when selecting which Divorce & Family Law Firm to call. The answer is simple; at FAMILYLEGAL, we realize that good families often face troubled times. When you contact any one of our many office locations serving Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine, you will have the confidence that you are working with one of the areas most experienced and recognized Divorce & Family Law Firms.

FAMILYLEGAL is one of the largest Divorce & Family Law Firms in the area. Our experienced Divorce & Family Law Attorneys have handled THOUSANDS of cases for our clients. What other Law Firm can make that claim? Our Attorneys are ready to guide you through the legal process to make sure your interests are protected so you are prepared to move forward with your life.

At FAMILYLEGAL we work hard to keep your costs down. We understand that you are going through a difficult and emotional time. So, our fees are consistently below those of our competitors because we are much more efficient due, in part, to our large volume of cases. In fact, it is amazing to us that our competitors can actually get away with charging clients $250.00, $300.00, $350.00, even $400.00 a hour in Attorney fees OR MORE for a case that we can typically handle for a fraction of those fees.

However, we have witnessed over the last several years that potential legal consumers are becoming smarter when shopping for a competent Divorce & Family Law attorney. Many consumers now realize that the entire legal process can best be handled by a law firm that leads the industry in quality, experience and affordability. This realization has made FAMILYLEGAL one of the largest and most recognized Divorce & Family Law Firms in the area.

Are you ready to move forward? Stop worrying and wondering about your rights and options in dealing with your Divorce & Family Law matter - Take the first step and Call our Divorce & Family Law office Now at (888) 725-0004.


What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Hiring an attorney should never be a snap decision. That's why FAMILYLEGAL offers a FREE initial telephone Consultation to anyone interested in discussing their legal situation or learning how one of our experienced Divorce & Family Law Attorneys could possibly assist them. When you call FAMILYLEGAL, you will speak to an experienced Attorney who will listen to your situation, discuss your options, and provide a professional opinion on your case, and ultimately help you decide what to do next.

You can immediately meet with an experienced Divorce & Family Law Attorney to discuss your situation at any one of our many convenient office locations – and it’s FREE. You can call us directly at (888) 725-0004, and schedule an FREE initial Consultation with an Attorney today. An Attorney will sit down with you and discuss your situation, explore your options, and provide you with honest, valuable, feedback on your specific situation. And, if you choose, you can get you started today. There is no fee or obligation to meet with one of our experienced Attorneys.

Are you ready to move forward with your life? Stop worrying and wondering about your rights and options in dealing with your Divorce & Family Law matter - Take the first step and Call our Divorce & Family Law office Now at (888) 725-0004.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

You'll find no "rookies" here at FAMILYLEGAL. The Attorneys at FAMILYLEGAL are all serious and recognized Divorce & Family Law practitioners with centuries of combined legal experience. In fact, our Attorneys have over 200 YEARS of combined legal experience and are ready to use this experience to assist you with your legal matter. And because our Attorneys limit their practice areas, they are especially knowledgeable in the areas you need assistance in. In a nutshell, FAMILYLEGAL is a "big firm" that offers services to individuals just like you at prices that everyday people can afford.

When you're facing serious legal issues, you want to know what's going on at all times. That's why the Attorneys at FAMILYLEGAL are committed to returning calls in a timely manner and being available to answer any questions you might have about your case. No matter how busy we get, our Attorneys make you a top priority. Need an appointment with one of our FAMILYLEGAL Attorneys immediately? No problem! Immediate appointments are always available.

Whether you're facing Divorce or a Family Law matter, the experienced Attorneys at FAMILYLEGAL understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family. You'll find that our Attorneys are caring, down-to-earth people who aren't in the habit of passing judgment on our clients. Instead, they treat you with courtesy and respect while handling your case.

Your life and your legal problems don't stop at 5 p.m., so why should your Attorneys? FAMILYLEGAL has Ten (10) conveniently located office locations that are open during evenings and on the weekends as you need. That means you don't have to miss work or rearrange your busy schedule to meet with an experienced Attorney. Allow us to earn your business.

No other area Divorce & Family Law Firm offers you all of this:
● AFFORDABLE Attorneys Fees - Save up to 50% or MORE.
● EXPERIENCED Divorce & Family Law Attorneys.
● RECOGNIZED Leader in the area of Divorce & Family Law.
● FREE Advice over the Telephone from an Attorney.
● FREE Consultation with an Experienced Attorney.
● CONVENIENT Office Locations Throughout NH, MA, and ME.
● COMPLETE and Confidential Professional Services.
● STOP Worrying and Wondering About Your Rights.
● KEEP Your Sanity and Dignity - Be Protected.
● ACT NOW You Have Nothing to Lose.

Jeffrey Runge

License
  • Bar Number: 13890
    New Hampshire , 1998
  • Bar Number: 637075
    Massachusetts , 1998
Education
  • Massachusetts School of Law
    Juris Doctor (J.D.) , 1996
    Attorney Runge earned his B.S. from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire in the area of International Business Administration. He earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover, Massachusetts, where he was a member of their Law Review. Member of:

    Massachusetts Federal Bar Association
    Massachusetts Bar Association
    New Hampshire Bar Association
    New Hampshire Federal Bar Association

Sandra Kuhn

Sandra A. Kuhn serves as FAMILYLEGAL's Vice President and Director of the Bankruptcy Practice Group. While attending law school, Attorney Kuhn worked under the auspices of the United States Bankruptcy Court on the landmark bankruptcy case of In Re: Public Service Company of New Hampshire. While working at the Bankruptcy Court, Attorney Kuhn learned to appreciate the struggles faced by the working people in New Hampshire in a time of financial crisis as well as the challenges faced by the Court in administering justice.

Subsequent to her graduation from Law School, Attorney Kuhn concentrated her practice primarily in the areas of bankruptcy and family law seeking to assist hard working individuals who, despite their best efforts, found themselves in a most unfortunate set of circumstances for which they needed effective, aggressive legal representation.

Attorney Kuhn's commitment to hard work and dedication was fostered by her parents who were supportive of her career decisions and inspired her to realize her goals. Her father, a Navy veteran, always instilled upon her the need to work hard so as to become a leader in her chosen field. Her mother instilled upon her the need to advocate tirelessly for the needs of others who were unable to stand up for themselves. "I remember my father working sometimes two jobs to be able to make ends meat. Yet he and my mother always found time to spend with me to discuss current events, politics and the need to be self sufficient. They instilled upon me that to whom much is given financially emotionally and/or spiritually much is expected in the form of helping others".

You work hard to support yourself and your family. You have tried to do everything right. You tried to pay your bills, but sometimes you can't. Sometimes it is just so overwhelming and a wave of helplessness rushes over you. If you can no longer keep your head above water due to a job loss, medical bills or high interest rate loans or credit cards, Bankruptcy may be a way to provide you with relief and a fresh start.

Attorney Kuhn is a highly experienced Attorney who will provide you with options and give you the best advice possible. She will not judge you. She will not make you feel bad. She understands that this is not your first choice but that it may be your only option. Attorney Kuhn is someone that you can trust.

Attorney Kuhn earned her B.A. from the University of New Hampshire and her J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law School in Concord, New Hampshire. Under her direction, FAMILYLEGAL has become the largest consumer Bankruptcy Law Firm in the New England area. She is admitted to the State and Federal Bar in New Hampshire and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Hampshire.

Please feel free to call Sandy directly at (603) 226-7911.

Brian Lee

Brian Lee is a Senior Attorney at FAMILYLEGAL where his practice is focused on: Divorce & Family Law, Criminal Defense and Personal Injury. When a client is looking for a hard working and responsible advocate, one that will listen to their needs and work hard to advance their case, they look to Brian. He is exactly what you want when selecting a competent legal partner. He possesses the legal experience and knowledge of a top-notch attorney, but when combined with his tireless work ethic, he stands above the rest.Brian initially came to FAMILYLEGAL with a strong and diverse legal background, having worked as an Assistant County Attorney for both the Strafford County Attorney's Office as well as the Rockingham County Attorney's Office. In these positions he prosecuted complex felony matters, conducting dozens of jury trials. He has also gained valuable experience and insight working for several years as a litigator defending insurance companies in all manner of personal injury cases. Knowing how

Greg Kalpakgian

When a client is looking for a hard working and responsible advocate, one that will listen to their needs and work hard to advance their case, they look to Gregory Kalpakgian. Greg is exactly what you want when selecting a legal partner. He possesses the legal experience and knowledge of a top-notch attorney, but when combined with his tireless work ethic, he stands above the rest.

Greg initially came to FAMILYLEGAL with a strong and diverse legal background. Having worked initially in a small local law firm, he was exposed to a variety of legal matters. With this background in mind, he knew he wanted to focus his legal practice in more narrow and specific areas of the law. Areas of law where he had a strong interest and knew he could make a difference in the lives he touched.

At that point, Greg set out to become affiliated with a law firm that was highly respected and would offer him the ability to be the best attorney possible. He immediately focused on FAMILYLEGAL. His reasoning was simple, "The attorneys at FAMILYLEGAL are highly respected in the legal community and they are considered one of the top progressive law firms in the area."

"In my practice I initially see people at their worse. My objective is always to see what positive change I can bring to their lives through my professional efforts. FAMILYLEGAL gives me that opportunity each and every day. Every day is a challenge. My clients are handing over to me the biggest problems in their lives and they need me to fix them immediately. I could not imagine a better job." Greg's clients value his listening skills, work-ethic, and his positive attitude.

Greg understands the important role he plays in his client's lives. Because of this your telephone calls get answered. Your questions and concerns get addressed. Greg offers a Free Initial Consultation to all new clients. This Consultation allows him to sit down with individuals, listen to their story, discuss their options and, if necessary, map out effective strategies. His legal strategies are custom tailored to each client's specific situation and are designed to bring about positive results.

Please Feel free to contact Greg Kalpagian today at: (603) 225-3360.

Lynne Rocheleau

Lynne Rocheleau is a Senior Attorney with FAMILYLEGAL. As an experienced attorney, Lynne Rocheleau knows what qualities are important in her professional area of legal practice. Legal knowledge for sure,

James Coughenour

When a client is looking for a hard working, straight shooter, that will fight to protect their rights and advance their case, James Coughenour is the first name that comes to mind. When you first meet Jamie you know instantly that he is an experienced Attorney who is going to discuss your case in a no-nonsense manner. His tireless work ethic and dedication to his clients has allowed him to build a solid reputation as a true protector of the underdog.

Jamie comes to FAMILYLEGAL with a diverse background. Having worked initially in a local small law firm, he was exposed to a variety of legal matters. As a general practitioner, Jamie was able to develop knowledge and litigation skills in a variety of legal areas. However, he knew he wanted to focus his skills in helping individuals and families in a more narrow practice setting. He wanted to shine in only a couple of areas of the law, instead of being knowledgeable in many areas.

In Order to accomplish his goal, he set out to become affiliated with FAMILYLEGAL. His reasoning was simple,

Jay Markell

Jay Markell is a Senior Attorney with FAMILYLEGAL. He focuses his practice in the areas of: Divorce & FAMILY Law, and; Criminal Defense. Attorney Markell began his long career initially as a solo practitioner, assisting clients in New Hampshire and Massachusetts with a variety of legal matters. However, believing in the core fundamentals that comprise FAMILYLEGAL, Attorney Markell was one of the first Attorneys to become affiliated with the Firm upon its conception and he has been instrumental in the Firm's development and reputation as an industry leader.

DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW: Coupled with many years of non lawyer experience, Attorney Markell brings a world of experience to the family law practice area. He explains, "Clients are more than just papers filed with a court, and more than just faces. Clients must know that there is hope in light of their current situation and that their Attorney understands their needs and will effectively work to appropriately resolve their outstanding issues."

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: As a tireless champion of the rights of the accused, Attorney Markell understands how intimidating a criminal charge can be. As a member of the Criminal Justice Panels of the United States District Court in New Hampshire and the Criminal Justice Panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (which encompasses Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island), Attorney Markell has dealt with serious federal crimes including drug offenses, money laundering, conspiracy, obscenity, internet crimes, bank robbery, and others.

Your choice of an attorney is a very personal decision when it involves virtually any legal matter. For an effective attorney-client relationship, there must be a good attorney client "fit." This means the attorney should understand the client's needs, with real world experience and exposure to real world and life issues. This is a great aid to the client's case. It also greatly aids in the successful resolution of the case.

If you have a legal issue, feel free to call Jay directly at (978) 291-0054.

Theresa Spearing

Attorney Theresa Spearing is committed to serving your legal needs in a professional and affordable manner. Here is a summary of her qualifications:

Theresa Spearing is a life-long New Englander was born and raised in Massachusetts and has lived in New Hampshire for the past 20 years. Attorney Spearing has a business background as a purchasing agent and material planner at various manufacturing companies in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Attorney Spearing graduated from Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire in History and Political Science. After graduating from Rivier Theresa attended Law School at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, formally known as Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire. While at UNH School of Law, Attorney Spearing received her Juris Doctor and a Master's in Intellectual Property Law in Copyright and Trademark Law.

Prior to beginning her own practice, Attorney Spearing worked for various general practice firms where she gained experience in the areas of Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Bankruptcy, Real Estate, Estate Planning and Family Law.

Focusing her practice in the areas of Family Law, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Bankruptcy, Attorney Spearing believes that these four practice areas work hand in hand with each other to give her clients thorough representation.

Attorney Spearing is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts.

Alethea Shaddox

Alethea M. Shaddox is an attorney with FAMILYLEGAL, where she concentrates her practice in the area of consumer Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense. Prior to joining FAMILYLEGAL, Ms. Shaddox worked as a bankruptcy paralegal for over eight years, assisting clients through various stages of their Chapter-7 and Chapter-13 Bankruptcies. While working during the day, Ms. Shaddox attended law school at night in order to achieve her goal of becoming an attorney. Ms. Shaddox received her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts in 2006 and her Juris Doctorate from the Massachusetts School of Law in 2010.

Ms. Shaddox is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the Mass Bar Association, and the Women

Sarah Rotz

Becoming an attorney was no accident for Sarah Rotz. She knew from an early age that she wanted to make a difference in people' s lives. She understands the specific qualities that make a successful attorney. Certainly, legal knowledge is important. But, what separates Attorney Rotz from the pack is her sincere compassion for others and her desire to roll up her sleeves and get involved to help. Virtually everyone wants to help, but few take the extra step to actually help others. Attorney Rotz takes these extra steps each and every day when she comes to work.


"I know when a potential bankruptcy client comes through my door that I can typically help them. My work and efforts each day changes lives in a positive way. My work allows me to give hope to individuals and families facing devastating financial situations. Helping families save their homes and change their financial situations is important work and I am very grateful to have these opportunities."


And these are the toughest of times, financially speaking, in the past Eighty (80) years. As consumers fight overwhelming financial battles to keep their heads above water, many are forced to file for bankruptcy and go into foreclosure. Such overwhelming financial situations require an attorney that is passionate about their work and compassionate to their clients' situations and needs. "The best part about my job is telling a client that I can do something to help them and by that, allowing them to sleep at night again", says Attorney Rotz. She goes on to explain that, "so many clients that I talk to have heard so many false stories about what bankruptcy is and how it works. My job is to explain the law to them and how it can help them with their specific financial problems."


Attorney Rotz received her B.A. Degree in Political Science and Law & Society, from DeSales University, Center Valley, Pennsylvania. There she received Honors from the Alpha Beta Sigma Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, a National Political Science Honor Society. Thereafter, she obtained her Law Degree from Roger Williams University School of Law, , Bristol, Rhode Island. There she was a VITA Tax Volunteer and a Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Member. Attorney Rotz is admitted to the Federal District Court in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Please free to contact Sarah at (781) 849-5861.

Lyn Erickson

Lyn Erickson is a Senior Attorney with FAMILYLEGAL. Attorney Erickson has over Twenty (20) years of experience in Family Law matters. Not only does her experience make her a leader among attorneys, she possesses personal and professional qualities that set her apart from the rest. She brings to her clients a sense of compassion, intelligence, patience and respect. She is able to dissect legal issues and develop appropriate strategies to advance client interests without hesitation.

The adversarial nature of Family Law practice often burns out attorneys after only a few years in the system. For that reason, attorneys with considerable experience, such as Attorney Erickson, are so rare and valuable. When asked what has driven her to continue in Family Law practice for all these years Attorney Erickson explains, "It's simple, because I can help individuals and families through some of the most difficult and heart wrenching issues they may ever face in their lives. When a client comes to me, they are naive to the process and do not know what to expect. They are scared and don't know what or whom to believe. I need to listen to them, gain their trust, and take the necessary time with them to develop effective strategies. From their, I guide my client through the entire process. It is never easy, but it is much easier when your with an attorney that has done this many time before."

However, there is much more to a successful attorney than just years of experience. To be successful in Family Law practice you must be compassionate to your clients and respectful to their needs. All too often attorneys try to simply put on an overly aggressive "show" for their clients. These "shows" of aggression are intended to convince the client that the attorney is doing something for them. Clients often like these "show" because it serves to vent or mirror their frustration with the situation, the system and the fact that their case is going no where. Unfortunately, these "shows" are ineffective, inappropriate and only serve to ratchet up the animosity between the parties which typically results in higher legal costs.

Attorney Erickson employs a much more effective and appropriate approach in her cases. As she explains, "Because my clients and I are a unified team, they are typically not frustrated with the system or their case. They do not need me to put on a show for them. We employ well thought-out strategies to advance their position. They understand what we are doing and why we are doing it. This approach serves to preserve relationships and foster better results for the client with the least amount of adversarial rhetoric. In the end, my clients have a better chance of reaching their goals, with less stress and less costs."

Attorney Erickson earned her B.A. from the University of Connecticut, in Storrs, Connecticut and her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, in Boston, Massachusetts, where she graduated cum laude. She has served as an Adjunct Instructor at Newbury College in Revere, Massachusetts, where she taught Legal Research & Writing and Paralegal Studies. Attorney Erickson is admitted to the State and Federal Bar in Massachusetts.

Feel free to contact Lyn at (781) 849-5860

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