Anthony C. Adamopoulos

Anthony C. Adamopoulos

Super Lawyer rated Divorce Mediation & Collaborative Divorce Representation.
  • Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family Law
  • Massachusetts
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Biography

"HIS PERSEVERANCE IN WORKING TOWARD A SETTLEMENT, EVEN WHEN IT INITIALLY APPEARED THAT THERE COULD BE NO RESOLUTION, PAID OFF FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED. MY CLIENT WAS VERY PLEASED"—R. P., Esq., Attorney for plaintiff.

As a Divorce Mediator, Anthony uses his experience and training to help you and your spouse identify primary interests, then resolve issues around the primary interests.
Anthony’s formal training includes graduating from two prestigious programs - the Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers Mediation and Negotiation Workshops and the Advanced Training at the Center for Dispute Settlement in Washington, D.C.
In 2018, he was invited to participate and serve as a Negotiator in the Judge Abber Counsel Assisted Negotiation Program of The Massachusetts Family & Probate American Inn of Court.
His mediation practice and his teaching of mediation help him achieve a high divorce settlement rate.
Anthony serves Essex County including Topsfield, North Andover, Gloucester and Salem areas.

Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Family Arbitration
    Family Law
    Prenups & Marital Agreements
Additional Practice Areas
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Mediation of Divorce Issues
  • Divorce Mediator
  • Collaborative Divorce Representation
  • Attorney Representation before Divorce Mediator
Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We believe all parties going through divorce should be represented. If you cannot afford our fee, we will refer you to an attorney with a different fee structure.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
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Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
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U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Certified Conciliator of Divorce Disputes
Essex County Probate and Family Court Conciliation Program
Current
A court appointed conciliator assists parties to settle a case by clarifying the issues and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each side of the case, and, if the case is not settled, explores the steps which remain to prepare the case for trial.
Essex County Co-Coordinator & Negotiator for Judge Abber We Can Settle Initiative
Massachusetts Family & Probate American Inn of Court
Current
The Judge Abber Settlement Initiative is a collaborative program between the Massachusetts Family & Probate American Inn of Court and judges of the Probate and Family Court aimed at using experienced divorce attorneys to mediate difficult divorce cases pending on the court trial calendar.
Member, Board of Directors
Massachusetts Family & Probate American Inn of Court
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The Massachusetts Family & Probate American Inn of Court was founded in 1998 as a chapter of the American Inns of court, and is one of the largest Inns of Court in the country. The Inn's mission is to promote professionalism, civility and ethical awareness, in the Probate and Family Court, through discourse and education. The Massachusetts Family and Probate American Inns of Court meets regularly throughout the year, as a means of fostering collegiality and providing peer education on topics of importance to the practice of law in the Family and Probate Courts.
Education
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Arbitration Training Institute
Arbitration Training
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Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and American Arbitration Association
International Arbitration Training Course
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Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers
Mediation and Negotiation Workshops
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Suffolk University Law School
J.D. (1972) | Law
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United States Army (1968-1970) Recipient: National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Certificate of Achievement.
Honors: Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Estate Planning Award
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Susquehanna University
B.A. (1967)
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Honors: Elected Pi Gamma Mu National Social Sciences Honor Society,Washington Semester Program at American University, Washington, D.C., Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities.
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Center for Dispute Settlement
Advanced Mediation Training
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Awards
Massachusetts Super Lawyers List 2020- Top Rated Family Law Attorney
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers annually rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Super Lawyer selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Ten Best Attorneys for Exceptional and Outstanding Service-Massachusetts
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Nominated for membership
Premier Lawyers of America
Professional Associations
Massachusetts Bar Foundation
Fellow
Current
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Essex County Bar Association
Family Law Section, Former Director
Current
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North Shore Women Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Northshore Collaborative Divorce
Co-Founder and Member
Current
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Massachusetts Family & Probate American Inn of Court
Board of Directors, Member
Current
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American Civil Liberties Union
Member
Current
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Massachusetts Family & Probate American Inn of Court
Mentor Committee, Negotiator, Judge Abber Counsel Assisted Negotiation Program
Current
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Massachusetts Bar Association
Family Law Section
Current
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Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
Family Mediator Member
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Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council
Co-Founder
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Court date way-off into the future? It's time to think about divorce arbitration.
Anthony C. Adamopoulos' Divorce Mediation & Divorce Resolution Services
Wait. There Are Different Ways to Get Divorced? The major divorce process choices explained: demystifying your options.
Anthony C. Adamopoulos' Divorce Mediation & Divorce Resolution Services
IT’S TIME TO GET THE DIVORCE BEHIND YOU
Anthony C. Adamopoulos' Divorce Mediation & Divorce Resolution Services
For How Long Will Alimony Run?
Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Divorce Mediator, Arbitrator and Collaborative Divorce Attorney
What is Collaborative Divorce
Why Choose Collaborative Divorce?
IF WE GO TO COURT, WILL OUR PROPERTY BE DIVIDED DOWN THE MIDDLE?
Facing Divorce? Here are Some Basics.
How to Save Real Money in Divorce
DivorcingOptions' Blog
NEW CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES BRING CHANGE TO PAYING FOR COLLEGE EXPENSES
DivorcingOptions' Blog
Speaking Engagements
, “Chart Your Course to a Better Divorce”, Danvers (Peabody Institute) Library, Danvers, Massachusetts 9:30-11:30 am
North Shore Collaborative Divorce
On September 14th at The Danvers Library (Peabody Institute) in Danvers (9:30-11:30), I will be appearing with other professionals in a free educational program, “Chart Your Course to a Better Divorce” addressing how Collaborative Divorce may be a better way to divorce. The program will review the basic legal, emotional and financial issues commonly encountered during the divorce process. Collaborative Divorce takes a team approach to divorce negotiations. The “team” consists of both parties, their respective attorneys, a neutral facilitator to address emotional and communication challenges which may arise and a neutral financial professional to help gather and understand financial information. All of the professionals have been Collaboratively Certified. Only attorneys who are certified are qualified to practice Collaborative Divorce. The North Shore professionals will explain how Collaborative Divorce differs from divorce mediation and divorce litigation. They will also describe the Collaborative benefit of confidentiality of negotiations and the sensitive and informal approach that allows the parties to control the agenda and pace of the process.
Using Deadlock Arbitration to Resolve Divorce Issues, Monthly Meeting, Chelmsford, MA
Tri-River Collaborative Law Practice Group
Using Deadlock Arbitration to Resolve Divorce Issues, Monthly Meeting, Woburn, MA
Boston Chapter, Association of Divorce Financial Planners (ADFP
Using Deadlock Arbitration to Resolve Divorce Issues, Monthly Meeting, Peabody, MA
North Shore Women Lawyers Association
Legal Issues In The Divorce Process, The Divorce Center Divorce, Danvers, Massachusets
The Divorce Center
The Divorce Center Divorce Matters for You Workshop 3 Workshops on March 11, May 13, September 9, 2017
Legal Issues In The Divorce Process, The Divorce Center Divorce, Danvers, Massachusets
The Divorce Center
The Divorce Center Divorce Matters for You Workshop 3 Workshops on March 11, May 13, September 9, 2017
Legal Issues In The Divorce Process, The Divorce Center Divorce, Danvers, Massachusets
The Divorce Center
The Divorce Center Divorce Matters for You Workshop 3 Workshops on March 11, May 13, September 9, 2017
Senior Trainer, The Negotiation Skills Company, http://www.negotiationskills.com/staff.php
Anthony has trained negotiation skills in Europe, Canada and the United States. The same skills are used in the mediation of divorce disputes.
Certifications
Mediation and Negotiation Workshops
Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers
Certified Conciliator
Essex County Bar Association
Certificate of Attendance
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Arbitration Training
Certificate of Attendance
American Arbitration Association - Chartered Institute for Arbitrators Arbitration Training Program
Senior Negotiation Trainer
The Negotiation Skills Company
Certified Conciliator
Essex County Probate and Family Court Conciliation Program
Websites & Blogs
Website
DivorcingOptions.com
Blog
DivorcingOptions Blog of Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Legal Answers
32 Questions Answered
Q. What if I filed a complaint but no answers have come in and it is 35 days now. What do I do now?
A: Assuming you are talking about divorce, "filing a complaint" is not enough to get what you call "answers" and the Rules call "Defendant's Answer". Have you received and served, according to the Rules, a Summons? It looks like you are not prepared to do this on your own. If you cannot retain an attorney to handle the divorce, you may want to look into retaining a Limited Assistance Attorney. Learn more at: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/limited-assistance-representation-information-for-the-public
Q. Can a judge block a division of assets agreement in a divorce if both parties agree whether is seems equitable or not?
A: Yes. It is not unusual for a judge to reject a division of assets, especially when the parties or a party is not represented by an attorney. It looks like you do not have an attorney and it is clear from your question you do not understand the process a judge must go through to approve a separation agreement.
Q. My spouse's dad passed away in May and the estate is being questioned by my wife and her 3 siblings.
A: Your question: "My question what rights do I have to be included in the outcome of the estate distribution among my wife and her siblings ?" Based only on what you write, none.
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Contact & Map
Topsfield
Anthony C. Adamopoulos' Divorce Mediation & Divorce Resolution Services
Serving Essex County including Salem, Gloucester, Lynnfield and Topsfield areas
458 Boston Street
Suite 2 - 6
Topsfield , MA 01983
Toll-Free: (978) 744-9591