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Nicholas J. Masington III

Divorce and separation Attorney at Palmerton, PA

4.6   35 reviews

also known as Nick Masington

  • Licensed for 33 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1990
    Status
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About Nicholas

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Attorney Nicholas Masington has been practicing law in Northeast, PA since 1990. A transplant from Philadelphia, he is a resident of Palmerton, PA where he resides with his wife of 21+ years Sandra and their teenage children Dillon and Shannon. Currently, Attorney Masington divides his time between the firm's Carbon County and Monroe County offices. From day one, he has devoted the bulk of his practice to the areas of Divorce, Family and Domestic Relations Law and over the years has served thousands of clients in that capacity. He takes a "no nonsense", hard working approach to his cases and his focus is aimed at obtaining the best result possible in the shortest time possible and at the least expense possible for his clients. Attorney Masington also does an extensive amount of work in the areas of Bankruptcy work and Civil Litigation.

Outside of the office, Attorney Masington believes in "playing hard" as well. He is a Mixed Martial Artist and currently operates "Rat Pack Fighting Systems" and "Rat Pack's Heavy Metal Gym" () a 5000 sq ft training facility in Palmerton, PA where he coaches and manages a team of professional and amateur MMA fighters which includes his son Dillon.

Location

Anders Riegel & Masington, LLC
226 Delaware Ave
Palmerton, PA, 18071-1842
Anders, Riegel & Masington, LLC
18 N. 8th St.
Stroudsburg, PA, 18360
Anders, Riegel & Masington
128 E. Broad St.
Bethlehem, PA, 18018
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  35 customer reviews
Posted by Adam | February 3, 2023
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Goes the extra mile
As a father himself, Nick knows how much our children mean to us. His reputation and more importantly, his relationship with his own kids is one of the reasons I felt so confident in consulting and ultimately hiring him in the first place. Nick represented me in a custody conciliation hearing and was able to get exactly everything we asked for. Nick is a no-nonsense lawyer. He did not promise me the world or inflate our chances and then not deliver. Nick told me exactly how the process would work from start to finish and how he expected things to go based on his vast experience. He was not wrong. In the hearing, Nick worked well with the master assigned to the case and the other party had really no other option but to acquiesce. He also assisted the master in making a recommendation that would not be cost prohibitive to either side. I specifically said I did not want to cause more grief than necessary to my wife and he listened. He did not disparage my wife by any means and conveyed my intentions flawlessly. Nick's professional attitude and demeanor allowed him to stay on top of the situation and his preparation allowed me to remain the primary custodian of my children. I would recommend Nick Masington III to anyone who needs representation in their custody/divorce or anything for that matter. Nick and the other lawyers at ARM will not let you down.
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2020
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Divorce Battle
He settled a divorce battle for me. This fight took over 8 yrs with another lawyer. Nick settled it in a timely manner with a no nonsense attitude. He was very professional and followed through on everything he said. He even traveled quite a ways to get to the court hearings in another County.
Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2020
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Very knowledgeable
Nick was a great help in my divorce processes. His knowledge saved me time and money during negotiations with my ex
Posted by Mike | July 22, 2020
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From the minute we walked in his office.
I don't think that I have the appropriate words to describe Nick, from the minute that we walked into his office Nick was straight forward and to the point. His knowledge of the situation that we were/ still are in is top notch. He explained the laws and the best ways that we could defend ourselves in the situation. So far we are 2 for 2, and he just did another amazing job for us last month. if you find yourself trying to negotiate the maze of family law, reach out to Attorney Masington, you will not be disappointed!!!
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Posted by Evan | July 21, 2020
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Honest & hard working
After it felt like my first law firm was failing miserably I was lucky enough to find Nick @ ARM attorney’s. His hard work & straight forward approach helped get me through a very rough custody & divorce.
Posted by Dennis J Corby Jr | July 21, 2020
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Mr.
I hired Nick Masington for my Divorce. He was great to work with. My X-Wife and her Mother causes issues that delayed my Divorce. Nick was able to get my divorce finalized.
Posted by Christopher | July 21, 2020
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Adoption help
I had a complex adoption situation that needed a special touch. Nick was very helpful and empathetic to my situation. Even though Covid forced a delay, we were able to get the adoption approved in a reasonable amount of time.
Posted by Angela | July 21, 2020
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Custody
Happy with everything. I'm always informed about anything that has to do with my case. He is always available to talk to directly. I'm also going to be hiring him for my divorce.
Posted by Deanna | July 21, 2020
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Awesome!
He's amazing! Helped me with my custody case and is still helping me! Very smart! He knew exactly what was going to happen! Funny! Straight to the point! No sugar coating. Every time I talked to him I felt confident and calm about the case!
Posted by Gina | February 6, 2020
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Great Attorney for Child Custody
When I first hired Attorney Masington, we got off to a rough start, I was going through a lot and under immense stress (aren't we all when we hire attorneys?). Regardless, once we got our grove we never looked back. It's worth noting that he and his staff were able to manage the dynamics of my very Jewish mother hovering over everything and being in the mix! He has come through for me on several occasions. I have kept him on retainer because my daughters father is unpredictable and consistently makes terrible decisions. Each time I have needed him to intervene he has done so expeditiously. Nick and his office staff are incredibly responsive and he will typically respond to an email BEFORE his staff does. Having experience with another local family law attorney who does none of these things makes me very grateful for Attorney Masington and his team.
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Posted by Evelyn | July 13, 2018
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Highly Recommend Nick
I would definitely recommend Nick to handle your divorce. Nick took the time to listen to all my concerns and how to handle them. Divorce is not an easy thing to go through, but with Nick handling things it did make it a little easier to get through. I always had answers to all my questions quickly, and he is there to walk you through everything so you know what to expect and feel comfortable. Nick is a fair and compassionate attorney, and will be with you to the end!
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Posted by Sheral | June 10, 2018
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Wonderful Family Law attorney
We live in New Jersey and needed a family law lawyer in PA. Nick was recommended to us and we were happy that we chose him from our first meeting. We needed to get shared custody of our 14 year old granddaughter that lived in PA and was coming to live with us in NJ. Need did a great job in a timely manner. 2 years later we had to use him again and were still just as happy that we did. I highly recommend Nick.
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Posted by Frank | June 4, 2018
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Highly recommend Nick
For the past two years I’ve been engaging nick to facilitate my divorce. He has helped me navigate the family matters and Finacial peaks and valleys associated with such a breakup. I rely upon his judgment and experience to facilitate getting through the process. I highly recommend him as an experienced and caring attorney who gets the job done and allows you to move on with your life. Nick is right guy for difficult matters and knows the law and how to protect his clients. I view him as not only my attorney but a valued friend.
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Posted by Maria | June 2, 2018
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Best child custody lawyer in Northern Pa
Nicholas has been our lawyer since 2005 originally for custody of my granddaughter who is now 15. Parents tried time and time again to gain custody didn't happen thanks to Nicholas. In 2014 he also attained custody for us of our grandson who is now 10. He is now helping my son to get custody of his daughters. Exceptional family lawyer, courteous, effective, and professional.
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Posted by Candy | April 21, 2017
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No Bullshit Lawyer
My custody case finally came to a close in December of 2016 after over a year of pure ridiculousness. I hired Nick Massington as my original lawyer and have ZERO regrets in doing so. He was always straight with me ; even if I didn't want to hear it. What he told me would happen at each hearing...did. He kept me calm and informed and walked me through what would happen next. Even though I chose to take another route in representation it had nothing to do with Nick or his professionalism or abilities (I wanted someone I knew could intimidate opposing counsel and foreign from our local area). In the end, all worked out and just as was predicted...I have my children, safe and secure and if Nick hadn't began this process for me putting me on the right path I'm not sure that would have happened. I thank everyone involved from day 1. The system may be slow and it may be aggravating at times but it works if you let it. Thank you Nick.
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Posted by Susan | September 6, 2016
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Best Fighter in your Corner
Family Law is a very delicate process; one barely exits unscathed. Emotionally - and financially - they are often debilitating. I have worked with other local lawyers and this proved true - however, Nick Masington truly did everything in his power to help lessen the damages. Entering a difficult hearing, Attorney Masington was very open and honest with the obstacles presented before me, but also helped keep the focus on the end result: a happy child. He was able to remain calm, collected and focused - something I greatly appreciated in the fear and emotional upheaval of a custody case - and expertly applied his knowledge. While I left the courtroom with a million thoughts, I also left with the contentment that we fought for the truth - and, in the end, the result was our case was won. -- I must make mention that I hold a lot of respect for him for how he treated my son and how he held a genuine concern -- to be frank, he is a great man, and a great attorney.
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Posted by Candice | March 20, 2016
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Excellent Attorney
Divorce is very emotional even under the best of circumstances. It’s important to find an attorney to represent you in an honest and fair manner. I would highly recommend Nick Masington to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and proficient divorce attorney. My divorce has been long and extremely contentious. My ex-spouse’s attorney proved to have quite a reputation for being difficult and he didn’t disappoint. An unscrupulous attorney and a client with a desire to make your life miserable can make a stressful situation even worse. Nick proved to be honest, fair and skillful at handling any legal matter thrown our way. Those matters ranged from dishonesty on opposing counsel’s part, to hidden marital assets, my ex-spouse pretending to have a disability so as to reduce his child support and not have to split up any marital assets, to an array of constantly filed motions that had no factual basis. Nick consistently educated me on family law, what was happening at every step and what my best, fastest and least expensive option was with each motion, which gave me a great deal of comfort. Through all the proceedings, Nick proved to be an attorney I could trust to have my best interests at the forefront. An attorney who allowed me to keep my dignity in all the matters I faced and reminding me when I became emotional under the stress, to focus on the law and the issues at hand. He clearly understood the law at a higher level than opposing counsel. This is what gave us the edge to finalize things with fairness versus deception. I was fortunate to find an attorney so knowledgeable and yet still fair in every aspect. It has made this terrible ordeal much easier to put behind me and move on with my life.
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Posted by Linda | February 24, 2016
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Brilliant man
Attorney Masington has been helping me navigate the child custody waters when an agency is involved. He has helped me, and most importantly, my granddaughter find a safe haven in these stormy seas. His knowledge is exemplary and he is kind and caring. That is a tough combination to find and I truly appreciate all Nick has done and is doing for us. Grandparents, if you have custody of your grandchildren and need help, call Nick
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2016
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Excellent Lawyer
I have used Nick Masington for many years. His knowledge with family court law is second to none. What many people do not understand with many family court issues is that things are not always " fair" there is a process and steps to follow that can at times make you feel disappointed and frustrated. Nick has always went out of his way to explain to me every possible situation and the best way to address it to achieve the ultimate goal in mind. He has always given me honest and realistic advice even when it was not what I necessarily what I wanted to hear. Many times he told me " No you will never get that so don't waste your money". He kept things very real in situations that tend to get angry and emotional. I must say all though I might not have always liked what he had to say; taking his advice is what got me to win numerous support cases, custody, name change and involuntary termination to parental rights. I truly feel that Nick took my cases and did what was in my best interest even if it was not putting money in his pocket.
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Posted by Dale | February 23, 2016
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Divorce
i hired Nick over 2 years ago and I just want to say if your looking for a attorney that will do every thing in his power to fight for you and stick with you to the end he is the man for you. I have been going through a nasty divorce and Nick has made it as comfortable for me as possible. He told me if hr from the beginning to trust him and after a short period of time I knew this man was going to do everything in his power to do the right thing. My divorce is over now and I have Nick to thank! If you need a attorney look no further, Nick will work with you and be very fair.
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Cost

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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Education

  • Temple University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • La Salle University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Excellent Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2014

Publications

  • Financial Divorce Settlements From Start to Finish
  • Ethics
  • 2015
  • Handling Divorce Cases from Start to Finish
  • Dividing Assets and Debts Equitably
  • 2014
  • Handling Divorce Cases from Start to Finish
  • Ethical Perils in Divorce Practice
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Financial Divorce Settlements From Start to Finish
  • Ethics
  • 2015
  • Financial Divorce Settlements From Start to Finish
  • Tax Treatment and Consequences of Divorce
  • 2015
  • Handling Divorce Cases from Start to Finish
  • Ethical Perils in Divorce Practice
  • 2014
  • Handling Divorce Cases from Start to Finish
  • Dividing Assets and Debts Equitably
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
Endorse Nicholas
Family Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is a great choice for a domestic relations attorney. He is intelligent, experienced, and tough; always with his clients' best interest as his top priority. He also knows his way around the courtroom. Nick is not only a colleague but was also who I chose to represent me in my own domestic relations matter. You could have no finer attorney to represent you than Nick Masington."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had numerous cases with Atty. Masington over the years. You would be hard pressed to find a better and/or more knowledgable family law attorney. I highly recommend Atty. Masington."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nick is a very capable attorney who presents his case in an efficient and reasonable manner. He is a diligent advocate, and also is more than willing to settle cases without taking his client through extensive and costly litigation. I certainly would recommend Nick to people who need and honest and cappable lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Nick for quite some time. He is an extremely effective attorney who understands what it takes to achieve his clients' goals. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He takes a "no nonsense", hard working approach to his cases and his focus is aimed at obtaining the best result possible in the shortest time possible and at the least expense possible for his clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is a great attorney. He understands the needs of his clients and knows the best way to achieve his client's goals. I endorse this lawyer."
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Palmerton Divorce and separation Lawyer Nicholas J. Masington III
Nicholas J. Masington III
Divorce and separation Attorney
Palmerton, PA
Licensed for 33 years