Divorce and separation Attorney at Canton, MA
also known as Mary Morgan Bernal
As a divorced, single mother, I have the utmost empathy for families going through the strenuous process of probate and family court proceedings. My practice was founded on the goal to assist both men and women through the probate and family court, including divorce, post divorce modifications and contempt actions such as custody, support proceedings and non-payment of alimony.
I have experience working with women and children who were physically or sexually abused. Often victims of domestic violence want an attorney who "just gets it," and it has been my experience than many do not "get it" nor do they feel comfortable representing or relating to clients with a domestic violence component to the case.
My clients will always be encouraged to share their thoughts, fears and goals with me throughout the representation. I strive to offer affordable legal services; as a single mother, I am sensitive to the financial strain of parents when navigating the probate and family law arena. Often, clients cannot quailify for reduced legal services through various bar associations based on their incomes; however, I work with lower middle income and low income clients on a sliding scale fee or flat fee basis and make the dream of retaining a lawyer a reality.
I help families of all kinds (single, married, same-sex marriage, divorced, separated, etc.) in drafting wills, living wills, health care proxy, power of attorney and or by creating trust accounts for their children, grandchildren or partners in the event of incapacitation or death. Often, couples wait until divorce proceedings begin to consider wills, and the family law attorney has to recommend another lawyer; I can assist you and your family the entire way.
In addition to court representation, I offer family law mediation services for matters from divorce to contested custody matters. Not all legal matters have to be resolved in a courtroom; the parties know themselves far more than a judge or attorney ever will. It is empowering to watch parties work through their issues and come to an agreement with the assistance of a patient, effective mediator.
For families or attorneys in need of a guardian ad litem, also known as a GAL, I am qualified to serve as a GAL in cases regarding family law matters. I provide thorough, detailed reports in a timely fashion.
Though born and raised in the South, I attended undergrad at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA and graduated in 2004. I returned to Massachusetts in 2011 for law school at Northeastern University School of Law. I now call Massachusetts my home.
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.