"Once you’ve come to the painful decision to end a marriage, the daunting process begins. Entering into mediation was a civil way to close a chapter in my life. After meeting Judy I realized my divorce could actually go smoothly. Judy had a unique style of never taking a side. I felt she was working for me but at the same time she had everyone’s best interest in mind. A tough balancing act when the emotions are flying. I’d never been divorced before so I had no idea the process involved. Everything was explained in detail and followed through on. After coming through a successful divorce thanks to Judy, I realize now how difficult her job is. She does it with grace, style and vigor. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is contemplating a mediated divorce." Former Divorce Mediation Client



"During our post-divorce modification, you represented both of us fairly, guided us through sorting out several years of tangled finances, and showed genuine concern and compassion for our children. It was emotionally wrenching for me and I appreciate that you gave us so much care and thought while, at the same time, accommodating our schedules." Former Post-Divorce Mediation Client


“Initially, I was very apprehensive about using a mediator for my divorce. However, after meeting with Judy for an hour or so and getting comfortable with her, I agreed to go forward. Throughout the process, Judy was able to listen to our concerns, answer my questions and get us to think about long term consequences of what we were doing. Most importantly, she genuinely cared about us and our sons. She did not take sides, but listened to us and our concerns. She helped us come to grips with the realities we were facing and she guided us through the most difficult process of my life. I would encourage anyone contemplating a divorce to speak with her first before proceeding. Judy, thank you for all your help through this.” Former Divorce Mediation Client



"Thank you again for all of your hard work, compassion, as well as sense of humor when we needed it. You read people very well and your passion for mediation shows. I will never forget during our first session when you said something to the effect of 'no one said mediation is easy...it is extremely difficult to sit across from the person you thought you were going to spend the rest of your life and discuss dividing up your belongings and assets.' I felt like you understood. So, again, thank you for your guidance through the most difficult and painful time of my life. I've always believed that everything happens for a reason and while that is difficult to swallow now, I've been assured that one day I will be able to look back and say ok, that's what it was about. In the meantime, I know there was a reason we found you and I'm thankful you served as our mediator.” Former Divorce Mediation Client

Contact JUDY KAPLAN - South Shore Locations

The Law Office of Judith R. Kaplan

Norwell Executive Center

167 Washintgon Street

Norwell, MA  02061


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Fax: 781-923-1681​

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Braintree, MA  02184 

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Marina Bay

Quincy, MA  02171

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