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Collaborative Law

Collaborative Law is a form of alternative dispute resolution in Massachusetts which assures more efficiency in arriving at agreements with the goal of a more peaceful transition moving forward.


Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution through the use of a neutral third party who attempts to assist the parties to effectively communicate and resolve disputes. In the context of family law this process...

Limited Assistance Representation

Legal Assistance Representation (LAR) is a legal practice in Massachusetts that allows attorneys to assist clients in a specific aspect of their case, hearing, filing, or simple negotiation...

Attorney Pennock is a devoted collaborative divorce lawyer and mediator with law offices in Belmont, Massachusetts.

It is her belief that a less adversarial process is oftentimes the best choice for families in the long run. She is dedicated to first finding alternatives to litigation through collaborative methods or mediation to save her clients the time, money and emotional strain that can oftentimes be produced by litigation.

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    When confronted with divorce, a child custody dispute, or the death of a loved one, Attorney Pennock understands that this is a stressful and overwhelming time. Attorney Pennock is an experienced family law attorney who takes a personalized approach to each of her clients and will take all of the necessary time to obtain a thorough understanding of your primary concerns and goals and will explain your options in clear, understandable language.


    We will always treat you with respect and dignity.


    We will always zealously represent your best interests.


    We will always be open, honest, and straightforward.

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    Smart, Savvy, Efficient and Ethical.
    Atty Pennock inherited my case after 300 pleadings had already been filed - I was stunned at her ability to drill down to the salient points immediately. She worked efficiently, and absolutely does not waste the client's time - which I still find amazing. I found her tough, practical and she got the job done--she steered the ship through very rocky waters like a seasoned pro. Frankly she was able to do twice as much in half the time as my previous legal team - who were very capable lawyers; she is a gem.


    Erin Pennock -- Highly Recommended
    Erin took my case in the fall 2010. It was a complex civil matter that required an experienced, knowledgeable and diligent legal representative.

    Erin quickly demonstrated that she was up to the task. She was able to resolve my case with an extremely favorable outcome. Erin & her team handled all of the legal and administrative aspects of the case very efficiently on the back end, with minimal involvement from me.

    I will absolutely retain Erin for my legal needs moving ahead, and have recommended her to friends and family as well.


    Great Experience with Prenup
    I had a great experience with Erin as she helped me navigate a prenuptial agreement. She really took the time to help me understand every component and was really a great advocate for me when going back and forth with my spouse's attorney. She made sure that I understood every detail before signing. She made the whole process easy and seamless- I would highly recommend her.


    Honest and Prompt: Highly Recommended
    I hired Erin for my relatively amicable divorce case. I was clear from the get go with her that I wanted avoid litigation at (almost) all costs.

    I'd highly recommend Erin to anyone getting divorced in Massachusetts, particularly if they want someone honest who is actually fighting for them, and who isn't just out there to maximize the amount of money they get from a client.


    Uncontested divorce
    I came to Erin after reading that she was "brass tacks". My husband and I had already divided our assets, and I needed an attorney to draft the agreement. She was efficient, asked good questions, and provided practical advice about the process and documents. She did not waste time (and billable hours) trying to be a marriage counselor or mediator, as another attorney had. She provided what I needed, which was plainly stated legal advice. I would definitely recommend her to others.


    Erin Pennock - excellent attorney
    I have worked with Erin Pennock since December 2010 while I was getting divorced. When that became final in Dec 2011, I have used her a few more times on related matters as currently as March 2014. She is professional, responsive and is honest about what she believes could or could not happen. She will not tell you just what you want to hear. Whenever I am doubting what I think I should do, she is there to talk it out with me and provide me with pros and cons of every situation. If you ever need a family attorney for divorce, custody situation, etc, you cannot go wrong with Erin Pennock.


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