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Paula E Berg

Divorce and separation Attorney at Wellesley, MA

5.0   5 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 29 years
    New York - NY 29 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Paula

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COMPASSIONATE CARE AND PROACTIVE ADVOCACY FOR ALL ASPECTS OF YOUR FAMILY LAW MATTERS. MY CLIENTS WORK DIRECTLY WITH ME AND RECEIVE COMPLETELY INDIVIDUALIZED CARE.

I have 27 years of family law experience in the Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts. I love what I do. I enjoy helping my clients navigating through the divorce and modification process, lending them concrete strategies to execute as we go. I communicate well with my clients and opposing counsel, and focus on getting my clients through the process with their relationships and financial security intact.

Location

Law Office of Paula E. Berg
37 Walnut Street, Suite 200
Wellesley, MA, 02481

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Posted by Michael | January 26, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding Colleague
I have had the pleasure of having cases on opposite sides of Paula. While she is a formidable opponent, she is always collegial, courteous, and pleasant. A joy to have a case against her!
Posted by Jay | December 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding - Paula literally changed my life
I contacted Paula based purely on the empathetic prose on her website - it was clear (and became even clearer later) that she understood the emotional dimensions of divorce as well as the hard legal and financial aspects. She is a lovely person as a human being, and as a lawyer is a no-nonsense, hard-hitting professional with the skills to bring together Massachusetts marital law with the psychological aspects of divorce. Due to the previous circumstances of my marriage, I was facing a twelve-year alimony liability that would have been financially disastrous for me, and would have prevented me from making a new start. Paula weaved together an astonishingly favorable settlement agreement that saved me tens of thousands of dollars, through courteous and efficient negotiations with the other side, even factoring in overseas jurisdictions, due to some of my assets being in Europe. She drafted depositions and related court documents that helped my case enormously, and represented my interests in the courtroom with aplomb; the courts were at the time Zoom-only due to COVID. Paula is always focused on outcomes, and can move between the big picture and the minutiae effortlessly and quickly. She will tell you the truth even if it’s bad news; I learned very quickly to trust her advice, because every time I did it resulted in another step towards a favorable outcome. Paula’s fees paid for themselves many times over, because of the remarkable settlement terms she brokered. I offer you my highest possible recommendation.
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Posted by John | December 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Savior
I found myself in need of a divorce lawyer. A friend recommended me their attorney. My divorce was not going to be typical. I had two boys that were 6 and 3 and their mom was not in a grounded place. I needed to have custody. I had to hold things together. It was not promising. Dads did not fair well in 1999 regarding custody. After a number of meetings it was clear that there was going to be trial. My attorney had a vacation planned and she had to bring in a partner. Enter Paula Berg. In under an hour Paula told me a few basic things that I could rely on when testifying at trial. She was honest, and that does not always mean what I want to hear. She told me that I had the right lawyer and that I had to do exactly what I was told, because we were a team. She explained that dads do not typically get custody, and she followed that up with "so what, I do not have a problem going against the odds". She is a kind, warm person, but that is not how I would describe her professionally. Paula is very no nonsense, direct, and she knows the law. She knows what judges need to do their job. That is worth reading twice. I have referred Paula to a few friends, which also resulted in success. Again, pick the right lawyer and do exactly what she says. She is the right lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
GREAT mediator!
My ex-husband and I engaged Paula as a mediator during our divorce. We wanted to avoid lengthy litigation and resolve our issues quickly and efficiently. Our situation was complicated and involved splitting assets and child custody. Paula lead the process of our mediation with grace and fairness. She was direct and effective and explained the consequences of every decision. Within only two meetings of 2-3 hours each we reached an agreement despite great animosity between us. She also helped us with filing our petition with the court and taking care of all the paperwork. Less than 3 months from our first meeting with Paula our divorce was approved by the court. I would HIGHLY recommend Paula (and I do) to anyone I know who is going through a divorce. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, kind and fair mediator who will bring your case to a swift and reasonable conclusion you should contact Paula.
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Posted by Guy | June 9, 2012
A trusted guardian angel...
Several years ago, I made the acquaintance of a very professional and vivacious attorney named Paula Berg. I was immediately struck by how dedicated, helpful and selfless she is in both her professional and personal level of conduct with people in general; especially her clients. I observed this for myself (as a future client) as well as her interaction with people she greeted at her office for their appointments as I was leaving mine. I could go on with other examples, but suffice it to say that she is truly an amazing person. Paula helped me with an urgen child custody situation involving an emergency petition to the court. From that point forward, my life—and more importantly—my son’s life changed forever. After hearing my case involving evidence faxed from Arizona (his mother's drug test results) and speaking via private conference call with a judge in AZ, a Mass judge granted me an emergency temporary custody order (under provisions of UCCJA which I learned of from Paula through a free phone consultation while representing myself in court) that would eventually roll into a permanent one granted by the AZ court (after I made future subsequent appearances in AZ while the mother had failed to appear.) All of this happened during 2001 through 2002. My son graduated from high school last year and entered the Army. He is now proudly serving as a combat medic with the 1-66th Armor Battalion, 4th Infantry Division. I couldn’t be a more proud father of a truly amazing son; a son who was once a vulnerable little boy with a sweet spirit who might have gone through a series of bad childhood experiences if it weren’t for the selfless giving of Paula Berg at that pivotal moment in time. I want everyone to know, that Paula is more than just a great attorney. She is an awesome human being. She had never even met me or spoken to me, but took time out of her day without a penny earned to give me invaluable legal instructions that I truly believe may have ultimately saved my son’s life, if not his overall quality of life. I had subsequent consultations with her a few years later involving another unrelated legal matter that I paid her for (which was at a very reasonable hourly rate and retainer fee.) The other party involved agreed to come to the table to meet with her and me, while later commenting on what an amazing person she is. I’d also like to comment that I work as a federal law enforcement officer, but without stating who I work for (due to potential conflict of interest as a representative/public endorsement) I’m trying to make clear that I truly know what I’m talking about when I say honesty and integrity are not only key functions and expectations of the legal system, but are also often failures of it as well. If you have ever been disillusioned by any facet of the American legal system (criminal court, civil court or family court) and the performance of any attorney; I truly believe you will feel very grateful for at least consulting with Paula. I believe you will then be greatly rewarded by having her in your life—perhaps even to the extent that she has enriched mine through her cheerful, confident, assuring demeanor (and beautiful smile!) along with her expertise and ability to perform under pressure. Please ignore those anonymous cowards who would detract from her reputation by insinuating untruthful ideas about her on this (or any other) service review website. We all know there are lots of internet trolls out there, but I’m disappointed (and sad for her) to see that someone would attack her reputation like this. If you are a good person, have realistic expectations of the legal system and reasonable goals for yourself or a loved one, then you should not hesitate to consult with Paula. Given the chance, I hope she can be one of your guardian angels... like she is for me.
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Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Office of Paula E. Berg
  • 2001 - Present

Education

  • Cornell Law School
  • J.D.
  • 1994

Associations

  • Temple Beth Elohim
  • Board, VP Caring Connections
  • 2022 - Present
  • Department of Children and Families
  • Speaker, MAPP Training (required for DCF licensure)
  • 2022 - Present
  • Department of Children and Families
  • Licensed Hotline Foster Parent
  • 2020 - Present
  • Women's Bar Foundation of Massachusetts
  • Mentor
  • 2016 - Present
  • Women's Bar Foundation of Massachusetts
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2001 - Present
  • Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad litem
  • Past President
  • 2016 - 2018
  • The Second Step
  • Former Board Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad Litem
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - 2021
  • Women's Bar Association
  • Former Board Member
  • 2001 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • TOP 10 Attorney Award for Excellence
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2023
  • WBF Nery Arrano Pro Bono Award
  • Women's Bar Foundation
  • 2022
  • Chief Justice Guardian ad litem Standards Review Committee
  • Chair
  • 2019
  • Past President
  • Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad litem
  • 2018
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Publications

  • In process
  • Guardian ad litem Category F Standards
  • 2021

Speaking Engagements

  • Women's Bar Foundation
  • Voluntirism and Pro-Bonno Legal Work
  • 2022
  • Ethics CLE
  • Building the Attorney Client Relationship
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Family Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Paula in a professional capacity for over twenty years, and we have worked on several matters together. She has consistently demonstrated her outstanding skills as a compassionate advocate on behalf of her clients. Her abilities as a practitioner are peerless, and I have, and will continue to refer any family law matters to Paula."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Berg is a skilled and thoughtful advocate for her clients. I whole-heartedly endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation

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Wellesley Divorce and separation Lawyer Paula E Berg
Paula E Berg
Divorce and separation Attorney
Wellesley, MA
Licensed for 29 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available