Boston Divorce and Family Law Lawyer
Kelly joined Fitch in 2018. As an associate at Fitch, Kelly will work in all areas of the firm's family law practice, including divorce, child custody, alimony, asset division, child support, and preparing and negotiating pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. Prior to joining Fitch, Kelly was a litigation associate with a large Boston firm, where she also gained experience in probate litigation.
Kelly is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She is a member of the Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Women's Bar Association, and Trusts and Estates Consortium.
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- Comfort Level
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- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
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