Stephen F. McDonough


Next Phase Legal LLC

Phone: 508-359-4043

65 Holbrook Street
Norfolk, MA 02056
Profession(s): Family Law Attorney, Mediator, Other

Parenting Coordination

Counties Served: Bristol, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, Worcester
About Me:

I am an experienced divorce lawyer and mediator, and have completed a number of collaborative cases, including cases for high-net worth families and those involving complicated parenting issues.

I previously served on the Board of Directors for the MA Collaborative Council. I am an experienced mediator, and provide court representation for clients when other options are not a good fit.

Please visit my website for more info about our approach, and a more detailed bio:


Divorce is a difficult time, and in most instances, a contested court-based approach increases conflict, adds to your stress level and legal fees, and makes parenting during and after divorce more challenging.

As an experienced divorce lawyer and mediator, I urge clients to carefully consider all of their process options, but generally suggest that the traditional court-based process should be used only when other options, including the collaborative process and mediation, are not available.

I am the owner of Next Phase Legal LLC in Norfolk, MA, and have focused my legal career on divorce and family law since day one. We employ a future-focused approach and are prepared to provide you with effective and efficient legal services.

I am also a Parenting Coordinator.

Fee Information:

I work with clients on either an hourly basis or by providing a fixed fee for services. My current (2018) hourly rate is $350.00, and my associate is $325.00. I have had good success using a fixed fee for collaborative divorce cases.

Core Certifications
Collaborative Attorney (CA)


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