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About me

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.  


Practice areas


  1. Mediation: 70%
    10 years
  2. Divorce: 20%
    9 years
  3. Guardianship: 10%
    7 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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  • Susan Klebanoff

    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 Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Karen D. Lane

    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
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Carolan K. Hardy, Esq. LLC

99 Derby Street
Suite 200
Hingham, MA, 02043

Carolan K. Hardy, Esq., LLC

859 Willard Street Ste 400
Quincy, MA, 02169



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Carolan K. Hardy, Esq. LLCFirst Justice's Award Pro bono Excellence2014
Nominated JudgeInternational Mediation Competition2012
Carolan K. Hardy, Esq.First Justice's Award Pro Bono Publico Excellence2011
Carolan K. Hardy, Esq.First Justice's Award for Pro Bono Publico Excellence2010
Certified MediatorState of Massachusetts2007
graduated magna cum laudeSalem State College2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Divorce and Family Law Mediator and AttorneyCarolan K. Hardy, Esq., LLC2007 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Plymouth District Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Sr. Partners for Justice - Family Law and Guardianship sectionVolunteer2010 - Present
Norfolk Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Massachusetts Collaborative Law CouncilLeader2010 - Present
Massachusetts Council of Family MediatorsMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationFamily Law and Mediation Section member2007 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationFamily Law Section Member2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Physical and Legal CustodyClient awarded physical and legal custody
AnnulmentAnnulment was granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
JD SupraPro Se Parties find Assistance with Limited Representation2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Assoc Professional Family MediatorsMediationcontinuing education2015
Assoc Prof Family Mediatorsmediationcontinuing education2014
Mass. Collaborative LawCollaborative LawAdvanced training2014
MediatonWorksMediation, Divorce, Negotiation and Elder TrainingCertified Mediator2007
Massachusetts School of Law at AndoverLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Salem State CollegeSpecial EducationM.S. Special Education2002
Salem State CollegeBusiness EducationB.S. Business Education1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SE MCLCMediation Settlement Proposals2015
Unmarried ParentsChild Support for Unmarried Parents2014
SE MCLCCollaborative Law Intake2014
International Academy of Dispute ResolutionInternational Mediation Competition2012
Limited Representation/Help for those representing themselvesLimited Representation2010