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Teresa M. Harkins La Vita

Teresa M. Harkins La Vita

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family, Mediation, Uncontested Divorce

About Me

Proud to announce my selection as a 2013 Rising Star by Super Lawyers! 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Family: 40%
    7 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    7 years
  3. Uncontested Divorce: 10%
    2 years
  4. Mediation: 10%
    5 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

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Contact Info

La Vita Law Center

One Webb Street
Danvers, MA, 01923-3101

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive200704/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
New England Scholar AwardNew England Law | Boston2007
CALI Award - European Union LawNew England Law | Boston2007
CALI Award - Massachusetts Practice and ProcedureNew England Law | Boston2007
New England Scholar AwardNew England Law | Boston2006
CALI Award - Housing DiscriminationNew England Law | Boston2006
New England Scholar AwardNew England Law | Boston2005
CALI Award - Sexual Orientation and the LawNew England Law | Boston2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Care & Protection InvestigatorJuvenile Court Department2011 - Present
Adjunct Professor of Legal Research & WritingNew England Law | Boston2010 - Present
PartnerLa Vita Law Center2010 - Present
AssociateLevitt Law Group2009 - 2010
Judicial Law ClerkMass. Probate and Family Court2007 - 2009

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Mass. Council on Family MediationMember2011 - Present
Women's Bar Association of MassachusettsCo-Chair of the North Shore Committee2010 - Present
Mass. LGBTQ Bar AssociationOutreach Committee2009 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Essex County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Guardianship of minorGuardianship obtained
Premarital agreementPremarital agreement executed
Will and health care proxyWill and health care proxy executed

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
2011 Emerging Issues 5853In Sickness and in Health . . . and in Bankruptcy2011
2011 Emerging Issues 5692Help! Will my ex get part of my business in our divorce?2011
2011 Emerging Issues 5586How the Right to Counsel Could Impact Civil Contempt Proceedings for the Non-Payment of Child Support2011
2011 Emerging Issues 5534The Fate of Farley's Funds: Will a Pennsylvania Federal Court Award a Married Same-Sex Spouse the Funds Belonging to Her Deceased Wife?2011
2011 Emerging Issues 5535Marital Agreements – an alternative to immediate divorce?2011
2011 Emerging Issues 5623The DOJ's Decision to Stop Defending Doma2011
Women's Bar ReviewThe WBA’s New “Membership and Referral Directory"2011
2010 Emerging Issues 5318Gill v. Office of Personnel Management: the downfall of DOMA?2010
2010 Emerging Issues 5446The American Bar Association's Resolution 111: On the Road to Marriage Equality in America2010

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England Law | BostonN/AJuris DoctorN/A
Lock Haven University of PennsylvaniaCriminal JusticeBachelor of ScienceN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Divorce informationAn Evolving Family - Going From a "Couple" to "Single"2012
Mass. LGBTQ Bar Association presents Fireside ChatAlumni panel2010