Societal Expectations and Life Experiences Colliding in Monetary Negotiations

Emily A. Weber, Karen J. Levitt, and Lynn L. Cooper, Ed.D, have been selected by the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council to present at its May 1, 2015 Advanced Training Forum, “Money Talks: “What Does it Say & What Does It Really Mean?”.

The presentation Emily, Karen and Lynn will be giving is entitled “Societal Expectations and Life Experiences Colliding in Monetary Negotiations,” and will focus on the impact of societal expectations on how we think, and how we expect others to think, about money, as well as the effect of these expectations on actual negotiations.

Category F Guardian ad Litem Attorneys

Andrea Wells and Karen Levitt continue to do Guardian ad Litem work, and have just completed their annual mandatory Category F Guardian ad Litem (GAL) training. The course was Investigating Non-Traditional Families, and was highly informative.

As an attorney, in order to be a Category F Guardian ad Litem, you must have at least three years of experience in the domestic relations field in the Probate and Family Court, including divorce, paternity, custody, visitation, child support, alimony and contempt cases; undergo additional training of at least three hours per year; and agree to take at least one Court-paid GAL appointment each year. Between them, Karen and Andrea estimate they have acted as a Guardian ad Litem in over 125 Court-appointed cases and private cases! Serving as a Guardian ad Litem is an important part of our work and continues to be a rewarding area of practice.