Anthony C. Adamopoulos

Anthony C. Adamopoulos

Divorce Mediation & Collaborative Divorce Salem Andover Lynnfield Marblehead
  • Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family Law
  • Massachusetts
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Summary

"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
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Family Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Mediation of Divorce Issues
  • Divorce Mediator
  • Collaborative Divorce Representation
  • Attorney Representation before Divorce Arbitrator
  • Attorney Representation before Divorce Mediator
Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    There is no charge for a 30 minute Mediation consultation. 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
Ten Best Attorneys for Exceptional and Outstanding Service-Massachusetts
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Estate Planning Award
Suffolk University Law School
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 Council on Family Mediation
Family Mediator 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
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Publications
Articles & Publications
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
28 Questions Answered

Q. If both parties want a divorce and don’t share any assets or kids do they still have to give financial documents?
A: With respect your question suggests you know nothing about Massachusetts divorce. You may want to consult with a divorce attorney, at least on a Limited Assistance Basis, to avoid delay. I do not know what you mean by ‘financial documents”, however, at all divorce hearings each party will have to file a Financial Statement with the required attachments. I do not know what you mean by “no shared assets” in Massachusetts all assets are marital property and the Separation Agreement, you must present at your divorce hearing, will have to describe how marital assets will be divided.
Q. Hello, All of my children are over 19 and not in college, I have arrears from years ago (just interest now) and ex
A: Your question says, “How do we do this”. I am not sure what “this” is. Are you asking about the emancipations of your children or the formalizing of the arrearage release? I will assume you are asking about the release. You and he can file a Joint Petition to Change a Judgment under Supplementary Rule of the Probate and Family Court 412. You can get the form off the internet or from the Court where you got your divorce. Good Luck you may find the task overwhelming but stick to it.
Q. I moved from Massachusetts & want to file for my kids to visit me In Kansas. My ex says Massachusett doesn’t allow that
A: You may file for parenting time with your two young children in the Family Court. Your wife is wrong. Your 18 year old may visit you whenever; he is an adult.
Q. Can I file for contempt against mother in court ordered agreement?
A: Yes, you may.
Q. I am currently out of work since April due to medical condition. I need legal help to stop paying my ex alimony ?
A: I need legal help to stop paying my ex alimony ? Is your question: Do I need legal help to stop paying alimony? Sounds as if you do, based on what you have written. An attorney will file a Complaint for Modification with the court. The modification will seek to reduce your alimony consistent with the present circumstances. The judge cannot reduce alimony retroactively so the quicker you act, the better for you.
Q. I get tax free stipend payments from the government for caring for a vet. Do i Report in divorce financial form?
A: Yes you do. All income is to be reported. For the definition of income for ALL support issues Google: " Current CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES as amended June 15, 2018, I. Income Definition, A. Sources of Income
Q. Can anything be done to address another party seeking to file a modification before the time agreed that was stipulated?
A: You seem to ask 2 questions. First, concerning modification, either party may seek a modification of an existing order if they can show a material change in facts since the first order. As to the Pre- Trial, you say, among other things,: A pretrial is coming up in regards to medical is there a way that this can be addressed at that time to possibly save going in for an additional date I do not understand what your issue is. Generally, a Pre Trial Order covers issues relating to the over all Divorce and not motions. Some judges do allow motions; check with the court to see if the judge will hear a motion at the Pre-Trial.
Q. How can I file for divorce,
A: You go to the Family Court where you and your spouse last lived together. For example, if the two of you last lived in Lynn go to the Family Court on Federal Street in Salem. At the desk tell the clerk you want to file for divorce. You will be given a complaint for divorce and told how to fill it out and file it. In Massachusetts you can now hire a divorce lawyer to do only certain thing for you, for example, complete and file a divorce complaint. It is called Limited Assistance Representation see: http://divorcingoptions.com/Handouts/Limited_Representation_PDF_Handout_Version.pdf
Q. Grandparent was awarded Grandparent Visitation. Grandparent no longer takes court ordered visits.
A: In order to change
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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 01983-1261
USA
Toll-Free: (978) 744-9591