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Rebecca Green Neale

Estate planning Attorney at Bedford, MA

5.0   9 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 16 years
    Massachusetts - MA 16 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Rebecca

Learn Rebecca’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    20%
    Coming up with a parenting time schedule that works for your children’s best interests and your schedule is a challenge that I am happy to help you navigate. Whether the co-parent is cooperative or abusive, reach out and let's come up with a plan.

  2. Child support
    20%
    Don’t let the simplicity of the newest child support guidelines worksheet fool you: Child support is an area where many parents disagree. I can guide you through the nuances of child support calculations and the required financial documents.

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%
    There is no cookie-cutter solution to your situation. Whether it’s a mediated and uncontested divorce, a complex and contested divorce, or something in-between, I am happy to advocate for your interests or mediate between you and your spouse.

  4. Estate planning
    20%
    Whether you need to name a guardian, establish a trust for your minor children, figure out how to minimize estate taxes, or structure your assets to make administrating your estate easier -- let's talk about how I can craft your unique estate plan.

  5. Guardianship
    20%
    Sometimes the parent agrees to a guardianship and sometimes they fight tooth and nail. I can advise you on your options, smooth out the voluntary / uncontested guardianship process, or litigate to fight for your interests. Let's set up a time to talk

LITIGATOR | MEDIATOR | ADVOCATE | ADVISOR

Rebecca G. Neale has years of experience advocating for clients in the courtroom and the conference room, and enjoys helping people navigate some of the most difficult chapters of their lives.

She has represented and advised over 300 clients in divorce cases, housing proceedings, Social Security appeals, and more. Rebecca has represented homeowners in nationwide class action lawsuits against banks and small businesses in contract disputes, and clerked for the highest state courts in New York and California.

Before she became a lawyer, Rebecca was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Turkmenistan and a community health educator in Marin County, California.

Location

Law Office of Rebecca G. Neale
133 Great Road
Suite 201
Bedford, MA, 01730

Reviews

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Posted by Melinda | October 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated and Compassionate
Rebecca expertly guided me through the divorce process with dedication and compassion. As a highly skilled negotiator, she was able to strategize for the best possible outcome while considering multiple scenarios. Rebecca was professional, responsive and thoughtful. I was more than grateful to have her in my corner!
Response from Rebecca Neale April 8, 2019
Thank you for this review!
Posted by Grace | November 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Seamless Family Estate Planning
Putting together an estate plan had been on our to do list for years, and when we finally began to check it off, we chose Rebecca Green Neale and couldn’t be happier with our choice. Not only was she more affordable than the other two family estate planning firms we consulted with, but she walked us through the nuances of writing a will and developing trusts that were unaware of. The entire process was efficient and seamless.
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Posted by Sheila | March 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Recommended Attorney- Rebecca Neale
I highly recommend Rebecca Neale from Bedford Family Lawyer for your legal needs. Rebecca and Emily were fantastic in helping us with Estate planning. They helped us understand our options and then quickly turned it into action. They are very knowledgeable, easy to work with and are true professionals!
Posted by Matt | January 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
We had a great experience working with Rebecca and her team to create a comprehensive estate plan. Rebecca and her team guided us through the process; explaining everything and recommending services that were applicable for our family’s circumstances. Bedford Family Lawyer’s fees were fair and reasonable for the services. I would highly recommend Rebecca and The Bedford Family Lawyer team for estate planning services.
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Convenient/Well Organized Packages of Services
We were recommended Rebecca for creation of wills, healthcare proxy and POAs after getting married recently. Her office had already set up pre-priced packages for these key services and it was a straightforward process. Highly recommend her office for estate planning. She and her team were responsive and organized, and I would certainly return if we need to extend our estate planning at all.
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Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and supportive.
Rebecca made my process so much more manageable, logistically and mentally. I worked with her on my DIY divorce, and she helped me navigate it start to finish. She helped me get a clear understanding of the paperwork and filings, assisted me with language in documentation, and reviewed the separation agreement before signing. She provided grounded, nuanced advice on my positions, while remaining understanding of the decisions my partner and I were making. Rebecca also helped with general guidance on court dates, how to manage those appearances, and was simply supportive during a very stressful time. I am very grateful.
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Response from Rebecca Neale August 3, 2020
It was a pleasure to work with you. I'm glad I could help!
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly professional and empathetic
Rebecca helped me through the divorce process in a professional yet empathetic manner. She helped me figure out what was most important to me and what I could compromise on to keep the process moving. I felt like she was the person I could rely on and trust during one of the hardest things I have ever done. I consulted with a few attorneys before I chose to hire Rebecca. I would recommend her very highly. She also helped me set up my own documents (ie will/trusts/POA) with professionalism and guidance. She explained the documents thoroughly and went over my options for each one individually. I truly say thank you for all that she did for me.
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Response from Rebecca Neale July 4, 2019
Thank you for this review!
Posted by Alex | June 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Communication and Representation
Rebecca was asked to take over my custody case mid-stream and she was great. She listened to me and really heard what I was saying, set realistic expectations and explained her methods and reasoning. I was very hands-on with my case and Rebecca worked well with me. I felt very well represented both in negotiations and in the courthouse.
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Response from Rebecca Neale April 8, 2019
Thank you for this review!
Posted by Kathy | July 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She knows her stuff, but you'll know YOUR stuff, too.
One of the biggest takeaways I have from my experience working with Rebecca, as she drew up our entire estate plan, trust, proxies, etc. is that she makes sure that the complex issues are made simple, and that I understand what the instruments are intended to do so clearly, that I would feel comfortable explaining them to others. She breaks it down into very consumable language, uses real life scenario examples to illustrate potential outcomes, and really tries to make sure to get to the core of the intent, which may not always come out on the first try of my explanation. I felt well-ushered throughout the project, and walked away feeling confident and covered, knowing my wishes will be well-represented when the time comes to implement the documents.
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Response from Rebecca Neale April 8, 2019
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney Owner
  • The Law Office of Rebecca G. Neale
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate
  • Sneider Kellman, PC
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Litigation Counsel
  • Fort Point Legal, PC
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Klein Kavanagh Costello LLP
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Legal Analyst / Mediator
  • Massachusetts Attorney General's Office
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Staff Attorney
  • Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Senior Court Attorney
  • New York State Court of Appeals
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Judicial Extern
  • California Supreme Court
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Summer Honors Intern
  • California Attorney General's Office
  • 2005 - 2005
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Education

  • Uc Hastings College of The Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Rochester
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • First Parish in Bedford, et al. v Town of Bedford Historic District Commission
  • Superior Court ruled in favor of the First Parish in Bedford

Associations

  • Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council
  • 2020 - Present
  • New England chapter of the Association of Conflict Resolution (NEACR)
  • 2019 - Present
  • Domestic Violence Services Network, Inc.
  • President (2020-present); Vice President (2018-2020)
  • 2017 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts
  • Middlesex Committee Co-Chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • Northeast Legal Aid
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2013 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Publico
  • Public Interest Clearinghouse
  • 2007
  • Student Leadership Award
  • UC Hastings
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Negotiation Workshop
  • Workshop
  • 2017
  • How to Negotiate Top Deals
  • Panel
  • 2017
  • Getting Messages to Your Elected Representatives Quickly and Effectively
  • Speed Advocacy
  • 2017
  • Estate Planning Questions Answered
  • Workshop
  • 2017
  • Estate Planning Panel
  • Planned Giving Opportunities
  • 2016
  • End of Life Planning Committee
  • Legal Planning for End of Life Decisions
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (20)
Endorse Rebecca
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Rebecca for years, and she is a thoughtful, diligent, and caring attorney who knows her stuff and works hard for her clients. A true community lawyer who provides quality services. I fully endorse this attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Neale zealously advocated for her client, while working towards amicably resolving the case. It was a pleasure working with a colleague that gave me a challenge!"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As an attorney, I have worked with Rebecca on a number of matters and have been very impressed with her knowledge, organization and dedication to her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Neale for several years. We are both members of the WBA and I know her best in that capacity. She and I have discussed cases and legal issues in the past, and she seems to have an excellent grasp of the law, and of how to best help her client's to achieve their goals. It for that reason that I am happy to endorse her."
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Neale is a smart and compassionate family lawyer. I regularly recommend her to people in need of family (divorce, co-parenting, etc.) representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Neale is very hard working and knowledgeable in all areas relative to divorce including custody, asset division, support, as well as prenuptial agreements. Her approach is practical and she is a reasonable attorney."
Child custody Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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