As your attorney, I look to minimize the drama and get you divorced as quick as possible. I will explain your rights, obligations, choices and zealously represent your interests.
I am also involved in a number of professional organizations that offer further educational knowledge in divorce and family matters and mediation and attend judicial seminars offered by the judges of various courts to hear how the judges may rule on certain matters.
As an attorney, and mediator I represent clients in divorce, post divorce, guardianship, paternity, child support, custody, alimony, contempts, modifications, restraining orders and other family matters.
As a collaborative law attorney I represent clients in divorce, post divorce and family matters working with the collaborative team to create an agreement that the parties decide not the court.
I also act as a mediator. As a mediator I do not represent either party, but assist parties in reaching agreements or creating a Separation Agreements. As a mediator I bring my years of experience and knowledge of Separation Agreements to better assist parties.
As an attorney, collaborative law attorney and mediator I represent clients and parties in all cities and towns in cities and towns in Massachusetts including Plymouth County, Norfolk County, Suffolk County.
When I am not working as either an attorney, collobrative law attorney or mediator you might find me trying to learn an Irish dance tune on my fiddle, wondering around the Museum of Fine Arts in awe or trying to capture a beautiful moment with my camera.
Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (10%)
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I have worked with Carolan as opposing counsel and have collaborated with her on a number of matters. Carolan is a knowledgeable, thoughtful and dedicated attorney. Her clients are truly fortunate to have her as their advocate.
Susan Klebanoff Business Attorney
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I have known Attorney Hardy professionally for over 6 years. We are both trained mediators and members of a professional group for fellow solo practitioners. I know Attorney Hardy to be extremely insightful and helpful, always willing to work with her fellow attorneys to solve legal questions. As such, I am sure that this same dedication and care is part of her advocacy as a family law practitioner and mediator. I endorse her without reservation and would recommend her to anyone looking for an attorney in her practice areas.
Karen Lane Family Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Carolan K. Hardy, Esq. LLC||First Justice's Award Pro bono Excellence||2014|
|Nominated Judge||International Mediation Competition||2012|
|Carolan K. Hardy, Esq.||First Justice's Award Pro Bono Publico Excellence||2011|
|Carolan K. Hardy, Esq.||First Justice's Award for Pro Bono Publico Excellence||2010|
|Certified Mediator||State of Massachusetts||2007|
|graduated magna cum laude||Salem State College||2002|
|Divorce and Family Law Mediator and Attorney||Carolan K. Hardy, Esq., LLC||2007 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Plymouth District Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Sr. Partners for Justice - Family Law and Guardianship section||Volunteer||2010 - Present|
|Norfolk Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council||Leader||2010 - Present|
|Massachusetts Council of Family Mediators||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Family Law and Mediation Section member||2007 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Family Law Section Member||2004 - Present|
|Physical and Legal Custody||Client awarded physical and legal custody|
|Annulment||Annulment was granted|
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|JD Supra||Pro Se Parties find Assistance with Limited Representation||2010|
|Assoc Professional Family Mediators||Mediation||continuing education||2015|
|Assoc Prof Family Mediators||mediation||continuing education||2014|
|Mass. Collaborative Law||Collaborative Law||Advanced training||2014|
|MediatonWorks||Mediation, Divorce, Negotiation and Elder Training||Certified Mediator||2007|
|Massachusetts School of Law at Andover||Family Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Salem State College||Special Education||M.S. Special Education||2002|
|Salem State College||Business Education||B.S. Business Education||1977|
|SE MCLC||Mediation Settlement Proposals||2015|
|Unmarried Parents||Child Support for Unmarried Parents||2014|
|SE MCLC||Collaborative Law Intake||2014|
|International Academy of Dispute Resolution||International Mediation Competition||2012|
|Limited Representation/Help for those representing themselves||Limited Representation||2010|