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Colleen E. Cunnally

Divorce and separation Attorney at Medway, MA

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Colleen E. Bigelow

  • Licensed for 22 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Colleen

Learn Colleen’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    70%
    I handle divorce cases, including both litigated or court-based divorces, and I am also a divorce mediator.

    23 years

  2. Child support
    20%
    I help parents that have child support issues, such as non-payment, collections of child support, or modifications of child support orders. I am experienced in interstate child support matters.

    23 years

  3. Family
    10%
    Besides divorce, I assist clients with other family law matters such as Guardianships, Adoptions and also serve as a Guardian Ad Litem.

    23 years

  

At Cunnally Law Group, LLC/Divorce Collaborative, we resolve your family law conflict - not create more of it. We understand this is a stressful time for you and your family.  

We suggest clients first consider alternatives to expensive and stressful litigation when possible, including mediation and collaborative divorce.  Although if litigation is necessary, we are prepared to aggresively litigate your case. 

Our lawyers and mediators are completely focused on divorce and family law.  We appreciate the trust our clients place in us, and provide top-notch client service. 

Our approach is reassuring and consultative, but we are ready to fight for you in court when needed.  We help our clients stay focused on what is important, with an eye to the future.

For more information about me and my firm, please visit us online at  

To schedule a consultation, please email me at  

  

 

Location

Cunnally Law Group LLC
163 Main Street
Suite 6
Medway, MA, 02053

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Reviews

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Posted by Mike | May 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Representation
Colleen helped me obtain full custody of my son did a great job was always available to answer my questions and advise me what I needed to do next couldn’t have had a better lawyer and wouldn’t go to anybody else ever
Posted by Monica | March 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
Super professional, VERY knowledgeable amazing to work with. She is an overall awesome lawyer, she understands and listens to you she knows her stuff and HIGHLY recommend her. I love how patient she was with us and got us what we needed in a timely manner. If you’re reading this look no further she’s your person!!! I’d hire her again. Thank you Colleen for being the best lawyer I’ve ever dealt with.
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Posted by Carol | January 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney and Advocate
Colleen Cunnally advocated for me throughout the entire time, I engaged her leading up to our court date (with several tumultuous events) and afterwards. I still consider her my attorney of record and will retain her services when and if I need them again in the future. I highly recommend her and her firm.
Posted by Amanda | November 1, 2013
Very highly recommended
Attorney Cunnally is courteous, knowledgeable, and compassionate. My husband and I have had such a positive experience with her we’ve recommended her to everyone we know who needs an attorney.
Posted by Maura | August 2, 2013
Excellent Attorney!!
I consulted with Colleen while going through my divorce. I presented all the facts to Colleen, and Colleen was very knowledgable and presented me with all of my options. Colleen explained each step in great detail, so I was well prepared and could anticipate each step. Luckily, I was able to negotiate an uncontested divorce with my ex-husband, so lengthy litigation was not needed. However, since Colleen was so thorough, I was well aware of the law and the requirements. I feel that I was able to negotiate a fair settlement thanks to Colleen's legal skills and knowledge. As an added bonus, Colleen's warmth and understanding makes a difficult process, slightly easier to handle. I would highly recommend Colleen if anyone is seeking counsel on any family law issue.
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Posted by Janet | May 27, 2013
A Lawyer you want on your side during a Divorce -
When I first met Attorney Colleen Cunnally, I appreciated the policy of the extended time I was given, in my initial consultation to understand all my options in a divorce and answering all my questions., which everyone has. Attorney Cunnally, is an extremely knowledgeable lawyer, whom I came to know as someone who always gave me good advice and always was straight up front with me, with regard to my options and her suggestions. She never steered me wrong in any decision I made and was there for me at every situation that developed and dealt with it promptly. I cannot say enough for always feeling I had someone on my side, understanding my needs who is very professional, honest and prepared with regard to any question, situation or documentation, needed. This is what you want when you are in a position of divorce. Going through a divorce, I came to realize, you are not always understanding the law. That is not your job. It's your lawyers and that is where Colleen steps in and deals with all those obstacles and paper work needed to get you through your divorce. I can also say that everyone I encountered in her Firm, is also there for you and will help in any way they can. I have the highest regard for Attorney Cunnally and would recommend her, in a heartbeat, to anyone needing, advise or a lawyer. I would choose her again, if I had the opportunity to go back and do it all over again.
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Posted by Peter Parchesky | May 6, 2013
One of the best!
Colleen is an A+ lawyer, she always takes the time to explain the law so I can understand it. I am extremely happy with her services and I highly recommend her.
Posted by Nicholas | March 15, 2013
Alimony Modification due to Change in Circumstance
Colleen Cunnally was a perfect fit for the type of attorney I needed. She is very well versed in what she does and does it very efficiently. She explained the legalities of the case to me very well and was succient. We worked together very well and she understood what I needed to accomplisht. Not only is Colleen very professional, but she is also personable In my estimation, I won the case. Had I not, it would have long lasting ramifications. Colleen appreciated this and was very understanding of my situation. I would highly recommend attorney Cunnally to anyone who has a need for the type of services she provides. My only regret was that I did not retain her services sooner.
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Posted by Maureen | January 14, 2013
Reliable and Trustworthy Attorney
Colleen is a trustworthy, reliable attorney that is willing to facilitate the necessary steps to ensure an in depth analysis of the individual's marital situation. Not only is she willing to educate the client on the court proceedings but also how legal actions may have an effect on the client's health and financial wellbeing. It is imperative to have legal counsel that is well versed on subject matters outside the law such as estate planning, tax consequences and business agreements. Colleen exhibits a holistic approach to her practice and I have tremendous confidence in her knowledge base. I met Colleen at a monthly divorce seminar in which I was the fiancial advisor and she was the divorce attorney and subject matter expert. Over the years, I have referred clients to her and have always had the peace of mind that their needs would not only be handled well, but that their case would have a fair and favorable outcome. With Colleen's approach, I know my clients receive the highest level of legal guidance during the most stressful time of their lives. Lastly, I have hired Colleen to help me personally with estate planning issues that I needed to address. As anticipated, it was a streamlined process that was effecient, effective and confidencial. I highly recommend working with Colleen.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2012
Highly Recommend!
Colleen was great to work with as a mediator. She was accommodating (met with her on Saturdays) and and very knowledgeable. She listened to us carefully, explained the parts of the law that applied to the situation, and helped create a solution we could both live with. I really appreciated that she explained the pros and cons of my options for divorce - mediation, collaborative law, and traditional legal counsel - and was clear from the very beginning about the costs. I got estimates from three lawyers before making a final decision. Her fees were in the same ballpark as the others - I was very impressed with Colleen from our very first meeting. The court documents she prepared were extremely well organized such that all I had to do was hand the clerk the folder and a check. All our documents were accepted by the court and written in such a way that we will likely not need to revise them as our children grow. This was very important to me. Also, the final bill for her services was very, very close to her original estimate - no hidden fees or surprises!
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Posted by Paul | August 7, 2012
Knowledgeable and trustworthy service
Colleen Cunnally helped my ex-wife and I work through our separation agreement and towards the legal dissolution of our marriage. In what could have been a painful and difficult process, Ms. Cunnally was very professional and knowledgeable, but also very friendly, comforting and respectful. She knows what she is doing and was an expert guide through the divorce process. I felt fully informed during the whole processed and Ms Cunnally was willing and able to answer all of my questions. Even after the court hearing she was there to answer follow up questions.
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Posted by Beth | January 25, 2012
Concise and focused on the facts!
I’ve been with the Divorce Collaborative for the past two years off and on. I have a very tricky Child Support situation and an X spouse that has a difficult time keeping a job. There are many gray areas with my case and knowing the history is important. I was motioned back to court for a reduction in my Child Support and Steve directed me to Colleen. She was organized and knew her way around family law. Colleen is amazing lawyer focusing on the discrepancies coming from the opposing council. Colleen’s responses to the Judge were right on and the outcome of the temporary orders was good. A benefit to having council at the Divorce Collaborative is their unique fee options. I have a very tight budget and Steve was able to match up my council needs to suit my financial capabilities.
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Posted by Peter | December 8, 2011
Pleased with services
Colleen, and her partner Steve McDonough, were very helpful in negotiating the elimination of child support payments to my ex-wife. I have always had my two boys 50% of the time, yet was paying weekly support plus splitting all related costs for the care of the kids 50/50. Steve and Colleen pointed out to me that the support guidelines had changed since the original order, something I was not aware of at all. Colleen is very knowledgable regarding family law. She handled my case in a professional manner and I felt a great deal of confidence in her. I had little doubt that I would obtain the desired result from our case. I continue to split the cost of care for my sons, which I desire to do, but do not pay child support on top of that any longer.I would recommend both Colleen and Steve highly.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney & Mediator
  • Cunnally Law Group, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Counsel II
  • Department of Revenue, Child Support Enforcement Division
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Laine & Associates, P.C.
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Metrowest Legal Services
  • 1999 - 2003
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Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Western New England College
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Associations

  • Metrowest Legal Services
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Massachusetts AFCC
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Metro West Legal Services
  • pro-bono panel
  • 2014 - Present
  • Norfolk Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Lawyer of the Day
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad Litem
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Norfolk County Domestic Violence Screening Project
  • Volunteer
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Domestic Violence Volunteer Assistance Project
  • Board Member
  • 2001 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Political Science Honors Award
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • N/A

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • JNC Process
  • Massachusetts Judicial Process
  • 2013
  • Metrowest Legal Services Attorney Training
  • Divorce & Child Support
  • 2011
  • Child Support Information
  • Massachusetts Child Support Laws
  • 2011
  • Continuing Education
  • Child Support and the Department of Revenue
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (8)
Endorse Colleen
Family Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Colleen is an outstanding family law attorney. Highly recommended!"
Family Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Colleen is who I would hire if I needed a lawyer for a Family Law issue. She is knowledgeable, experienced and sharp. Yes, I work with Colleen, but that gives me an even better opportunity to review her work on a daily basis. Her clients are always impressed and as happy as one can be when faced with these types of legal issues."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Simply put, whether you are facing a contentious divorce issue or seeking to ensure your rights are properly protected, Colleen is someone you want on your side. Her level of preparation, knowledge of the law, and advocacy skills are her keys to success inside and outside of the Courtroom."
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Colleen embodies the best of the legal profession. She is smart, ethical and a terrific advocate for her clients. Also, she is unfailingly professional, no matter how difficult the case, and a formidable opponent in court."
Family Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Colleen is an extremely knowledgable attorney. I recently had the privilege of watching Colleen in court, and her courtroom skills are amazing. I highly recommend Colleen and frequently refer clients to her. I have the utmost faith in Colleen's ability as an attorney."
Family Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with Colleen and she is an outstanding attorney with an exceptionally well earned reputation. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal professsion. I highly recommend her legal services."
Family Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Colleen is an excellent family law attorney. She is always up-to-date on current case law, knows her way around the courthouses, and is extremely dedicated to her clients. I never hesitate to ask Colleen's input on unique matters, and readily recommend her for anyone seeking a top notch domestic relations attorney."
Family Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Colleen is one of the most talented and thoughtful attorneys I have ever worked with, her skill and compassion for her clients is what sets her apart from others. I highly recommend her."
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Medway Divorce and separation Lawyer Colleen E. Cunnally
Colleen E. Cunnally
Divorce and separation Attorney
Medway, MA
Licensed for 22 years