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Beth L Aarons

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                 Beth established her current law practice in Newtonville, MA in 2001.  While her career is focused in law, her social work background has informed her connection with clients, child-focused family law work, and ability to finesse complex family dynamics. In addition to her solo practice, Beth became Of Counsel to the firm of Skylark Law & Mediation, P.C. in Framingham, Massachusetts in 2013, where she handles estate planning, probate, and family law matters.


                 Prior to law school and graduate school, Beth obtained her BA in psychology from Georgetown University and subsequently worked with residential autistic children at The League School of Boston.  She has drawn on this experience, as well as prior internships at the Boston School for the Deaf, Supreme Judicial Court Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee, and legal office of the Department of Children & Families, for insight in shaping estate plans and parenting plans for families addressing special needs.  Beth’s estate planning practice has also included work with small or family-owned businesses, step-families, and same-sex families to create sound plans of business succession and estate tax planning.  Her probate work includes representing clients through every step of the probate process, from initial appointment as Personal Representative (formerly called Executor) to final account and estate closure.


                 Beth strives to assist clients in family law and probate matters in achieving out-of-court resolutions, in order to help clients avoid prolonged, expensive, and contentious litigation.  To this end, Beth is a trained mediator, mediating divorces, parenting plans, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, multigenerational/elder issues, and probate matters. Beth also represents individuals who are in mediation, conciliation, or arbitration with another neutral, and represents individuals in Collaborative Law for divorce and probate matters.  Beth’s family law practice also includes adoption, guardianships of minors and adults, and appointments as a Guardian ad Litem child custody investigator.


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 20%
  2. Mediation: 20%
  3. Probate: 20%
  4. Estate Planning: 20%
  5. Family: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($225-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (20 minutes), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Doris F. Tennant

    I know Beth as a colleague in the areas of Collaborative Law Divorce and Divorce Mediation. I have also attended presentations by Beth regarding estate planning and divorce, which were excellent. I make referrals to Beth because I recognize how smart and attentive to details she is, and see in her a deep caring for her clients. I particularly appreciate the way she speaks--with brevity and depth. She is a very good listener, who listens before responding. Her legal knowledge is superb. Beth's clients are in very good hands--she cares and she knows what she is doing. I highly recommend her.

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  • P. Tyler Summers

    Attorney Aarons is a compassionate advocate with significant experience in the realm of family law mediation. I endorse her wholeheartedly.

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Contact info

Beth L. Aarons, Attorney at Law

60 Austin Street, Suite 210
Newtonville, MA, 02460-1857

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive199806/26/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Service AwardMetroWest Legal Services2014
Pro Bono Service AwardSouth Middlesex Legal Services2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselSkylark Law & Mediation, P.C.2013 - Present
OwnerLaw Office of Beth L. Aarons2001 - Present
Associate AttorneyMurtha Cullina, LLP2000 - 2001
Family Law & Probate AssociateRoche, Carens & De Giacomo P,C,1999 - 2000
Judicial Law ClerkMassachusetts Probate & Family Court1998 - 1999
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Massachusetts Collaborative Law CouncilBoard Member2016 - Present
Women's Bar Association of MassachusettsMember2010 - Present
Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Inc.Member2009 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2009 - Present
Massachusetts Collaborative Law CouncilMember2009 - Present
Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad Litem, Inc.Member2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Step-Parent AdoptionAdoption completed
Complex ProbateProbate successfully completed, with resulting distributions as Decedent had actually intended
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Skylark Law & Mediation, P.C. BlogSJC Case Summary: Sperm Donor is not a Legal Parent entitled to Notice of Adoption2015
New England Psychologist"Can an Individual Under a Guardianship Marry?" with Edward M. Stern, Esq.2009
New England Psychologist"Living Wills Vary Among States," with Edward M. Stern, Esq.2005
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Boston CollegeSocial WorkMA - Masters1998
Georgetown UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Professional development eventEstate Planning and Divorce2014
Metro West Practice GroupEstate Planning Issues in Collaborative Divorce2014
Guest speakerEstate Planning for Families with Young Children2014
Public seminarEstate Planning for Families with Young Children2013
Professional development eventEstate Planning and Divorce2013
Guest speakerEstate Planning for Families with Young Children2012