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Edward Lopes Amaral Jr

Divorce and separation Attorney at Winthrop, MA

4.5   6 reviews

also known as Edward L. Amaral, Jr.


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About Edward

Learn Edward’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%

    32 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Mediation
    20%

    32 years, 300 cases

  3. Estate planning
    10%

    32 years

  4. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%

    32 years, 100 cases

  5. Child custody
    5%

    32 years, 200 cases

  6. Child support
    5%

    32 years, 1,000 cases

Attorney Edward L. Amaral, Jr.  is the founder of Online Divorce and is the President of the family law firm, Amaral & Associates P.C. Amaral is also the founder and president of an asset search locate firm for attorneys throughout the United States called Asset Searches Plus, Inc.  

His practice primarily focuses on providing divorce, divorce mediation, probate, domestic and off-shore asset protection, asset searches, estate planning and personal injury services to individuals and family businesses.  For the last 19 years, he has negotiated, mediated and tried hundreds of cases on issues including divorce, divorce  mediation,  property, support, custody and parental rights, ante-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, personal injury and complex financial matters in front of the Commonwealth Courts and has achieved  favorable results for his clients.  Amaral is also certified in Divorce Mediation. He is admitted to practice law in the State and Federal Courts of Massachusetts and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, the Beverly Hills Bar Association and The Offshore Institute.  Amaral has also published numerous articles on divorce, divorce mediation, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, alimony, contested versus uncontested divorces, parents rights, restraining orders, modification actions, child support, visitation, impact of divorce on children, division of assets, family trusts, asset searches and asset protection. He is also an active blogger and participates frequently in a number of social networking groups including American Divorce Lawyers, Family Law Professionals, Child-Centered Divorce, Collaborative Divorce Professionals, and the Collaborative Family Law Group.

Amaral is a long time believer in integrating state of the art technology into the antiquated legal profession …especially divorce mediation. He can usually settle a contested divorce case in ten (10) hours or less including the preparation of all paperwork and has been able to incorporate his mediation techniques and success from the law firm conference rooms to an on-line forum.

Amaral currently has offices located at 63 Atlantic Avenue in the historic North End of Boston, on the Waterfront, and at 246 Revere Street, on the North shore, in Winthrop, Massachusetts and can be reached directly at or.

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Licensed for 30 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 12/26/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Edward

Amaral & Associates, P.C.
246 Revere Street
Winthrop, MA, 02152-1072
Edward Lopes Amaral Jr
63 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA, 02110-3722
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Reviews

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Posted by Gwyn | September 13, 2012
My review
First hired Ed in October of 2011, case was dealt with in July 2012, dealt with Ed initially but then worked with Tom Glynn at the court appearances. Both of them were very professional and I was always kept in the loop. Their office staff were prompt in responding to emails and I was more than happy with their performance in my case.
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Posted by EFISIO | September 10, 2012
A KNOWLEDGED DIVORCE LAWYER
I RETAINED ATTORNEY AMARAL EIGHT MONTHS GO TO REPRESENT ME IN MY DIVORCE CASE AFTER I WAS REPRESENTED BY TWO OTHER ATTORNEYS; I WAS AFRAID DUE TO THE COMPLICATIONS OF MY CASE AND ATTORNEY AMARAL WITH HIS KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAW, HIS EXPERIENCE AND DEDICATION TO HIS CLIENT GIVE ME THE CONFIDENCE TO GO THOUGH THIS VERY DIFFICULT PROCESS AND PERIOD. I RACOMMEND ATTORNEY AMARAL WITHOUT HESITATION TO ANYONE.
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2012
A Family Lawyer That Cares
I met Attorney Amaral and his staff last year when I found myself in a difficult family situation. I was anxious and confused but I did feel comforted knowing that I had a competent lawyer looking out for my best interests. I would recommend Amaral and Associates freely and without hesitation.
Posted by Frank | August 31, 2012
Long Term Commitment
I first retained the services of Attorney Amaral eight years ago to represent me in a divorce proceeding. He worked intensely on my behalf using his experience and knowledge of the law, and the process, to guide me through a treacherous period. He has been my Attorney since, conscientiously working on several areas including real estate transactions, mediation, and constructing an estate plan that protects my assets for the ultimate benefit of my children.
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Posted by Gene | January 3, 2011
Outstanding Results
I have a successful insurance business with over 150 employees who have a host of legal issues from family law to estate planning to contract matters. Attorney Amaral and his staff have always been extremely responsive and get the job done for the agreed upon fee and on time. His professionalism and knowledge of the law in easy to understand terms makes working with him a pleasure. I have no hesitation in recommending he and his firm.
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Advise given
Mr Amaral was very polite at all times. I was specific about the need to do a SPECIFIC type of "asset search." He sent me a brochure (not a contract to sign) and an information form. On the information form I again was very specific about finding "joint assets" that are in my name and a deceased joint owner , that I was looking for. This was different than the brochure. Because my written request did not match that brochure what assets he could search for, I feel he could have just told me he could not ( possibly illegal) search for those types of assets, and not take my money and send back generic information. I could have gotten the same for 1/7 what he charged me. Bad experienc.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • OnlineDivorceMediation.Com
  • 2011 - Present
  • President
  • Amaral & Associates, P.C.
  • 1994 - Present
  • President
  • Asset Searches Plus, Inc.
  • 1993 - Present

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Saint Anselm College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Associations

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Wall Street Journal-Businessmen of the Year
  • Edward L. Amaral, Jr., Esq.
  • 2003

Publications

  • Winthrop Sun Transcript and The North End Regional Review
  • Master Mediator
  • 2009
  • Worcester Medicine Magazine
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Edward
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Amaral provides insightful, helpful and accurate advice. His knowledge and experience are clearly evident. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed has a great reputation in the community. When someone comes into my office and has a child custody, child support or divorce/mediation matter, Ed is the attorney that I refer them to."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Winthrop Divorce and separation Lawyer Edward Lopes Amaral Jr
Edward Lopes Amaral Jr
Divorce and separation Attorney
Winthrop, MA
Licensed for 30 years
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