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Edward Lopes Amaral Jr

Edward Lopes Amaral Jr

also known as Edward L. Amaral, Jr.

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Mediation, Estate Planning, Marriage & Prenuptials, Child Custody, Child Support

About Me

Attorney Edward L. Amaral, Jr.  is the founder of Online Divorce Mediation.Com and is the President of the family law firm, Amaral & Associates P.C. Amaral is also the founder and president of an asset search locate firm for attorneys throughout the United States called Asset Searches Plus, Inc.  

His practice primarily focuses on providing divorce, divorce mediation, probate, domestic and off-shore asset protection, asset searches, estate planning and personal injury services to individuals and family businesses.  For the last 19 years, he has negotiated, mediated and tried hundreds of cases on issues including divorce, divorce  mediation,  property, support, custody and parental rights, ante-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, personal injury and complex financial matters in front of the Commonwealth Courts and has achieved  favorable results for his clients.  Amaral is also certified in Divorce Mediation. He is admitted to practice law in the State and Federal Courts of Massachusetts and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, the Beverly Hills Bar Association and The Offshore Institute.  Amaral has also published numerous articles on divorce, divorce mediation, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, alimony, contested versus uncontested divorces, parents rights, restraining orders, modification actions, child support, visitation, impact of divorce on children, division of assets, family trusts, asset searches and asset protection. He is also an active blogger and participates frequently in a number of social networking groups including American Divorce Lawyers, Family Law Professionals, Child-Centered Divorce, Collaborative Divorce Professionals, and the Collaborative Family Law Group.

Amaral is a long time believer in integrating state of the art technology into the antiquated legal profession …especially divorce mediation. He can usually settle a contested divorce case in ten (10) hours or less including the preparation of all paperwork and has been able to incorporate his mediation techniques and success from the law firm conference rooms to an on-line forum.

Amaral currently has offices located at 63 Atlantic Avenue in the historic North End of Boston, on the Waterfront, and at 246 Revere Street, on the North shore, in Winthrop, Massachusetts and can be reached directly at edamaral@onlinedivorcemediation.com or1(800) 290-1012.

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    24 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Mediation: 20%
    24 years, 300 cases
  3. Marriage & Prenuptials: 10%
    24 years, 100 cases
  4. Estate Planning: 10%
    24 years
  5. Other: 10%
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Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (20 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

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Contact Info

Amaral & Associates, P.C.

246 Revere Street
Winthrop, MA, 02152-1072

63 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA, 02110-3722

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive199204/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Wall Street Journal-Businessmen of the YearEdward L. Amaral, Jr., Esq.2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
FounderOnlineDivorceMediation.Com2011 - Present
PresidentAmaral & Associates, P.C.1994 - Present
PresidentAsset Searches Plus, Inc.1993 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysMember1994 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Amaral Law BlogWhat You Should Know About Wills2014
Amaral Law BlogFacebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media: A Party’s Best Friend or Worst Nightmare in Family Law2014
Amaral Law BlogProtecting Your Credit in a Divorce2014
Amaral Law BlogLegal Documents You Need Now2014
Amaral Law BlogThe Importance of Reviewing and Updating Your Estate Plan2014
Amaral Law BlogCalculating Child Support When One Parent is Unemployed or Underemployed2014
Amaral Law BlogWhat You Should Know About Guardianship, Living Wills and Powers of Attorney2013
Amaral Law BlogAntenuptial Agreements: Setting the Tone for Compromise and Communication in the Marriage2013
Amaral Law BlogWhat You Should Know About Estate Planning With a Living Trust2013
Amaral Law BlogChange in Federal Regulations After DOMA is Partially Struck Down2013
Amaral Law BlogHow to Calculate Your Child Support2013
Amaral Law BlogObtaining Compensation For Your Personal Injuries2013
Amaral Law BlogFAQ’s About Massachusetts Divorce Law2013
Amaral Law BlogPaying for Children’s College Costs After a Divorce2013
Amaral Law BlogWhat To Do If You Are In An Auto Accident2013
Amaral Law BlogEssential Information to Create Your Will2013
Amaral Law BlogHow to Ask Your Soon to be Spouse for a Pre-nup2013
Amaral Law BlogComplete Estate Plan $700.00 per couple2013
Amaral Law BlogDivorce Your Spouse, Divorce Your Facebook2013
Online Divorce Mediation BlogDivorce Mediation Free E Book2013
Ebook on Divorce MediationDivorce Mediation Ebook2012
Winthrop TranscriptAmaral Offers Less Confrontational Divorce Proceeding with Online Mediation Service2011
Boston HeraldHarsh Economic Times Could Be Best Financially for Divorce2009
Winthrop Sun Transcript and The North End Regional ReviewMaster Mediator2009
The North End Business JournalThe North End's New Attorney2008
Worcester Medicine MagazineAsset Protection Planning1999

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Saint Anselm CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1985