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Stephen F. McDonough

About Stephen McDonough

About me

Future-Focused Dispute Resolution 

I am a Massachusetts divorce and family law attorney and mediator, and the owner of Next Phase Legal LLC of Medfield, MA.

Although I believe many families are best served by considering mediation or the collaborative divorce process, it is not an option for everyone.  In those instances, we provided trusted court representation in the Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts, primarily in Norfolk, Middlesex, Bristol, Plymouth, and Worcester Counties. 

I am experienced in guiding my clients through complex, high-net worth Massachusetts divorces. I have focused on divorce and family law throughout my legal career, both here in MA and previously in Charlotte, NC.   One of the most important things to me is also providing prompt service and communications to our clients.

At Next Phase Legal, we provide the option of a fixed fee for many of our clients, including our divorce mediation and collaborative cases.

Besides divorce, we work with clients needing help with modifications, parenting issues, child support, alimony, prenuptial agreements, and other family law matters.

I serve on the Bench-Bar Committee for the Norfolk County Bar Association, and am a member of several other professional organizations, including the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation and the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council.   I am also a volunteer conciliator, and available for private conciliations also.

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I look forward to hearing from you. 


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