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Julia Rueschemeyer

Julia Rueschemeyer

Compassionate, cost-efficient divorce mediation and family law
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Massachusetts
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Summary

I am currently mediating divorce remotely over live video chat (Zoom) or 3-way telephone calls. The coronavirus does not need to stop you from moving forward with your divorce. Within a week of our first video chat, I will get you a complete draft of a separation agreement, which will help put you and your spouse on the same page for moving forward. I can complete all 1A divorce documents for you remotely, and you or I can file them with the court by mail. There is no need for social contact. You do not have to put this part of your life on hold for months. It can move forward now.
Getting divorced and resolving family law issues involves transitions that are not easy. I am an experienced divorce mediator and family lawyer, and I will guide you through these transitions with compassion, treating you and your concerns with respect. We will work together, one issue at a time, to create solutions that work for you and your family and ensure that the focus stays on the healthiest process and outcome for you and your children. I use only non-adversarial processes—mediation, collaborative law divorce, and out-of-court negotiations—which emphasize open, respectful communication. These methods of reaching agreements avoid the high costs, delays, and interpersonal conflict and stress that are typical of litigation through the courts. I have been practicing divorce law and mediation full time in Massachusetts since 2003 and successfully mediated hundreds of cases. Before moving to Massachusetts, I was Staff Attorney at the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law in Los Angeles, and I served as Director of the Feinstein Institute for Legal Service at the Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island. I have been admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania, California, New York, and Massachusetts.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    My offices gives 1/2 hour free consultation over the telephone. Clients tell me that this initial consultation helps them to see ways of moving forward with clarity, bringing them great relief.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, and any card accepted by Square.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I am efficient in helping parties come to agreement. I complete most of my divorce mediation cases with a house and children for $2750, with my simplest cases--no children, no property, and low income--for as little as $1000. My hourly rate is $325/hour.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
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Languages
  • German: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Proprietor
Attorney Julia Rueschemeyer Divorce Mediation
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Director, Feinstein Institute for Legal Service
Roger Williams University School of Law
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Family Law Attorney
Rhode Island Legal Services
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Staff Attorney
The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, Los Angeles
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Attorney
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Maynard Toll Clinic
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Law Clerk
Superior Court of PA, Honorable Phyllis W. Beck
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Education
University of Pennsylvania Law School
J.D. (1991)
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Brown University
(1987) Economics
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Honors: magna cum laude
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Awards
Professional Associations
State Bar of Massachusetts  # 652919
Member
Current
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Hampshire County Bar Association
Sustaining Member
- Current
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Berkshire County Bar Association
Member
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The Divorce Center: Improving the divorce process and its impact on family
Member
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Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
Member
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Publications
Certifications
Collaborative Law
Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council
Websites & Blogs
Website
Attorney Julia Rueschemeyer Divorce Mediation webpage
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered

Q. Uncontested No-Fault 1A divorce MA - If I have a prenup with my spouse, do we still need to file a financial statement?
A: Yes, you do. The Financial Statements are the only way that a judge can evaluate your financial situation and decide if the division of property is fair and equitable and if the support is appropriate. The Financial Statements are signed under penalty of perjury. The court has no other way of knowing the fact of your financial situation.
Q. If both parties want a divorce and don’t share any assets or kids do they still have to give financial documents?
A: Yes, you do have to give financial statements. This is the only way that the court knows your financial situation and can judge whether a divorce agreement is fair.
Q. My husband and I have 2 kids and he only wants to pay for daycare even thou the kids live with me ,can I get him to help
A: Through a divorce process, you can get child support according to Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines. The calculation is based on each of your gross incomes, how much time each of you spends with the children, and how much each of you pays for health insurance, dental insurance for the children, and daycare. You can go on my website at www.amherstdivorce.com to use the free child support calculator and see how much child support should be paid.
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Contact & Map
Springfield, MA office
75 Market St, Floor 3
Springfield, MA 01103
Telephone: (413) 885-9338
Fax: (413) 307-3768
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 2 PM
Sunday: Closed
Amherst, MA office
409 Main St, Ste 126
Amherst, MA 01002
Telephone: (413) 253-7484
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 2 PM
Sunday: Closed