Shareholder - Mediation, Collaborative Law, & Family Law Litigation (The Domestic Resolver)
Franklin, MA 02038
Attorney Michelle M. Raymond, as the head of the firm’s Domestic Relations Practice Group and Shareholder of Doherty, Dugan, Cannon, Raymond & Weil, P.C., focuses her practice in mediation, collaborative law, and divorce litigation. She assists her clients through their difficult legal and personal times with a focus on the prevention of future legal entanglements. Attorney Raymond provides mediation and litigation services for all family-related disputes, including, but not limited to: divorce, child support, post-divorce, parenting plans, paternity, separation, guardianship, and non-traditional family issues. She also works with families to craft agreements that take into account the specific challenges involved with special needs children. In addition, she works with families in the areas of adoption, parent coordination, and Guardian ad Litem investigations.
Attorney Raymond works with a team of professionals to guide her clients through the often stressful and overwhelming decisions involved in the divorce process. In addition to the legal aspects of family law, she focuses on helping her clients maintain and regain control over the decisions that affect their lives, integrity, and confidence all in a confidential setting.
Attorney Raymond is a trained and experienced mediator who has helped clients mediate family and other disputes since 2000 along with the 3 other attorneys at DDCRW. Her mediation services offer a alternative for family, divorce, and probate disputes, and provide parties with more control over the process.
Since 2003, she has also practiced collaborative law in divorce & family matters. Collaborative law is an alternative dispute resolution process in which both parties and counsel contract to negotiate without court involvement. It provides clients with the assurance of having legal counsel involved throughout the divorce process with the added advantage of guidance from financial and child/divorce coaches.
Along with 3 other attorneys at DDCRW, Attorney Raymond is approved as a Guardian ad Litem for both private pay and court-appointed investigations. She is able to utilize her extensive background and training to provide well-rounded reports to assist the court, counsel, and parties to resolve cases and move families forward.
DDCRW has a full-service team of professionals to assist the Domestic Relations Practice Group's 6 attorneys with all aspects of family law, including complex financial and business matters and real estate. DDCRW has over 12 attorneys practicing in estate planning, probate administration and litigation, commercial and residential real estate, business law, civil and business litigation, employment law, and landlord tenant/evictions. This depth of practice areas helps broaden the services we can provide our family law and other clients.
Attorney Raymond is a cum laude graduate of the Boston University School of Law and a magna cum laude graduate of the University of South Florida. She received Boston University School of Law’s Honorable Albert P. Pettoruto Memorial Award in 1998 for excellence in family law. She was a Guardian ad Litem in Florida and a finalist for “Outstanding Guardian ad Litem Award” in 1995.
Attorney Raymond is active in her community and schools, serving on parent/teacher boards and the Town of Foxborough Advisory Committee and previously serving as a North Attleborough Town Meeting Representative, as Co-Chairman of the North Attleborough Town Meeting Coordinating Committee, and as a member of the Rotary Club of North Attleboro/Plainville. She is currently a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, and Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council. She is serving of the Continuing Education Committee of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council. Attorney Raymond is past Chairperson of the Women’s Success Network. Some of her teams of professionals include the LSNPros Hockomock Advisors and myWMT (my Wealth Management Team).
Attorney Raymond has presented seminars along with other professionals and judges for MetroWest Legal Services, Women’s Success Network, HarborOne U, Massachusetts Department of Family and Children, and other community organizations on divorce options, alimony law updates, mediation, the professional team approach, including the program “What Every Woman Should Know About the Law™” for parents, grandparents and fathers. She firmly believes in the team approach of assisting clients through crisis situations. She also understands how legal and financial professionals can support clients by preventing future legal problems through education and preparing for the unexpected.
Please contact her at [email protected] or www.dcdclaw.com for more information.
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