Amy H. Martell
Whole Family Law & Mediation
769 Plain Street
I have a diverse background which informs my legal practice, including a past career as a music psychotherapist and teacher, zen meditation training, and two years of service as a judicial law clerk to the judges of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court (Barnstable, Bristol, Norfolk and Plymouth counties). M.A. in Music Therapy, New York University J.D., Boston University School of Law, Edward J. Hennessey Scholar. As a collaborative attorney and mediator, I appreciate the opportunity to help my clients resolve and transform their disputes mindfully, creatively, and respectfully. I believe that everything we do can be an act of peace or an act of war; in choosing to practice collaboratively I am consistently able to choose the path of peacemaking, and enable my clients to do so as well. This benefits everyone involved, and the effects of collaborative practice radiate beyond the immediate persons involved.
Professional Memberships: Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Council of Family Mediators, International Association of Collaborative Practitioners,
Mediation, including marital mediation, family mediation, divorce mediation, premarital mediation, mediation coachingCollaborative and transactional representation, including collaborative divorce, collaborative modifications, divorce clarity consultations, adoption, donor and surrogacy agreements, pre-birth orders, second-parent adoptions, LGBTQ family agreements, change of name and birth certificate record changes, co-habitation agreements, parent coordination. My practice is limited to collaborative family law practice, family mediation, and family formation. I do not generally accept litigated cases, except on a limited basis and with clear intent toward settlement. Family law, including cllaborative divorce representation, divorce mediation, child custody & support modifications, donor agreements, LGBTQ family formation, same-sex divorce, LGBTQ partnership dissolution, co-habitation agreements, premarital mediation, parent coordination, marital mediation. Hourly rate, flat fee