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Morgan Bernal

Morgan Bernal

Compassionate and Affordable Family Law, Mediation and Estate Planning
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence...
  • Massachusetts
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Summary

I practice divorce, family law and child welfare law in the greater Boston area. My goal is to assist both men and women in divorce, child custody and support proceedings and paternity, in addition to modifications that arise post judgement. I have extensive experience working with victims in court, particularly women and children who were physically or sexually abused. Most victims want an attorney who "just gets it," and it has been my experience than many do not "get it" nor do they feel comfortable representing or relating to clients with a domestic violence component to their case. Family law wears many faces: the joys of adoption and marriage and the roller coaster of divorce, custody and support battles. My clients will have the utmost empathy and compassion and the freedom to share their thoughts, fears and goals with me throughout the representation. I help families of all kinds (single, married, same-sex marriage, divorced, separated, etc.) draft wills, create living wills, and form trusts for their children, grandchildren or partners in the event of incapacitation or death. Trusts can also be created for college savings and other educational purposes; it is never too early to start planning for your child's future. Often, couples wait until divorce proceedings begin to draft wills, and a family law attorney has to recommend another lawyer. I am happy to assist clients in all matters of family and probate court. Though born and raised in the South, I attended undergrad at Hampshire College in Amherst and law school at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, I call Massachusetts 'home.' I belong to the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, Starting out Solo, Massachusetts Council on Family Law Mediation and the Academy of Professional Mediators. I volunteer for the Probate and Family Court as an Attorney Representing Children (ARC).

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
Additional Practice Areas
  • Mediation
  • Grandparent Rights
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    First 30 minutes free; all consultation time thereafter is a flat fee.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I work on a retainer basis for most cases, but also offer a la carte, or limited scope/limited representation to clients for issue specific court appearances. These services are often billed as a flat fee, and the client saves money and worry over hourly billing.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
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Education
Northeastern University School of Law
J.D. (2014)
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Honors: Teaching Assistant and Lawyering Fellow
Activities: Juvenile and Family Law Society and Latin American Student Lawyer Association
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Massachusetts
Member
Current
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Jewish Family and Children Services of Waltham
attorney
- Current
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Probate and Family Courts of Massachusetts
Attorney Representing Children (ARC)
- Current
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Massachusetts Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Boston Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Starting Out Solo
- Current
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Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts
Member
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Norfolk County Bar Association
Member
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Women's Bar Foundation
Pro Bono Attorney
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Certifications
Family Law Mediation
MCLE
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Law Office of M. Morgan Bernal
Contact & Map
Law Office of M. Morgan Bernal
15 S. Main Street, #125
Sharon, MA 02067
USA
Telephone: (617) 901-0052