“When Living Together is the Best Option: Helping Clients Build a Sturdy Framework So Things Don’t Fall Apart” - Come hear Barbara Kellman and Mary Sheridan talk about living together when not married and/or when divorced or separating. This is a very interesting topic regardless of the pandemic.  More of our clients may be living together and delaying moving forward with the dissolution of their relationship due to the pandemic and for other reasons.


Mary Sheridan began her unofficial career as a mediator when her second child was born and has concentrated her practice on mediating and litigating Massachusetts divorce and post-divorce issues. She served as a Probate and Family Law Clerk and has been appointed as a Parenting Coordinator and Guardian ad Litem in the Probate and Family Court. Mary’s practice also includes working closely with families to help parents get the appropriate educational services for their children through the public schools.


Barbara Kellman, LCSW, JD, is originally from Detroit, Michigan. She received her MSW from Boston University in 1980 in Clinical Social Work.  She received her law degree from the University of Michigan in 1983 and has practiced law and mediation for the past thirty-seven years.  Her practice has included health care law, employment and business, and family law. 


Currently she is a partner with Sneider Kellman P.C. in Chestnut Hill, where she practices family mediation and collaborative law.  Barbara is also employed as a psychotherapist at Psychotherapy Institute of Back Bay. Barbara is a current Board Member and past president of MCFM.


April 15, 2021 4:00 PM through  5:30 PM



Access to Collaborative Law (A2CL)

We are are launching a new program to help modest-means clients divorce collaboratively.

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