Category Archives: Firm News

Jonathan Fields Admitted as Fellow to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)

Fields and Dennis LLP would like to congratulate Jonathan Fields on his admission into the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) as a Fellow. The AAML, according to its website, is “comprised of the top 1,600 matrimonial attorneys throughout the … Continue reading

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Attorney Fields Speaking on Family Law Mediation in Wellesley

Fields and Dennis, LLP is pleased to announce that Jonathan Fields will be speaking on the topic of “Mediation Challenges for the Family Law Practitioner” in Wellesley on April 8th. He, along with Kate Fanger, Esq. and Ellen Waldorf, Esq., … Continue reading

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Choosing a Divorce Lawyer (VIDEO)

Choosing a divorce attorney is a highly personal experience and there are many factors that should influence your decision. Finding a divorce lawyer that you connect with and trust is important, and it is equally essential that they have the … Continue reading

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Divorce and Trust Interests: Demystifying the Legal Landscape for the Practitioner

The interplay between divorce and trust interests may be one of the most vexing for practitioners and mediators.  This primer attempts to synthesize the legal landscape in this area and to demystify the issue so that we may better serve … Continue reading

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Speaking Engagement at MAGAL Conference

Thanks to the Massachusetts Association of Guardians Ad Litem (MAGAL) for inviting me to speak at their annual conference on November 7 on high-conflict cases in litigation and mediation.  The keynote speaker, Bill Eddy, was terrific.  The title, too, was … Continue reading

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Jonathan Fields Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for Family Law

Jonathan E. Fields was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America ® 2015 edition in the field of Family Law. The listing is based entirely on exhaustive peer-review surveys and, according to the publisher, … Continue reading

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Case Law Updates from Family Mediation Quarterly, April 2014

Temporary Alimony Doesn’t Count. In the most significant case concerning the Alimony Reform Act, the SJC determined that the period during which temporary alimony is paid during the pendency of a divorce proceeding pursuant to G.L. c. 208 s. 17 … Continue reading

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Jon Fields Presenting on Collaborative Family Law at MCLE Event

Jon Fields will be participating in a Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) program presentation on January 22, 2014 in Boston.  He will be a part of a panel presenting on Collaborative Family Law Practice. Attorney Fields is passionate about the practice … Continue reading

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Case Law Updates from Family Mediation Quarterly, October 2013

PC Agreement Held Enforceable. A recent Appeals Court decision held that an agreement to use a parenting coordinator (PC) was enforceable, even where one party does not want to use one anymore. The father had sought the appointment of a … Continue reading

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Attorney Jon Fields Elected to the Board of Directors of the MA-AFCC

On Friday, April 5th, Attorney Jon Fields was elected to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (MA-AFCC).  Mr. Fields has always been deeply involved in the family law arena, and … Continue reading

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