Author Archives: PhilipJByers

WHEN MEDIATION IS USUALLY NOT HELPFUL

From my experience as a litigator, I know that there are certain types of cases that usually do not settle despite attempts at mediation, among them, the most difficult being custody of children. While not impossible for parties to resolve their differences in custody cases, these cases involving the parties’ children are often “gut wrenchingly” […]

Why I Became a Massachusetts Mediator

I have been practicing law since June 10, 1975, and for many of my years, I have been a trial lawyer in the District Courts, Superior Courts, Land Court, Federal District Court, Massachusetts Court of Appeals, Supreme Judicial Court and, most of all, the Probate and Family Court. I continue to practice law as a […]

What Types of Cases Can Successfully be Mediated?

Most cases can be successfully mediated.  These are the situations in which both parties want a resolution, and their respective egos allow them to negotiate in good faith leading to a fair resolution under the circumstances.  A trained mediator can provide to the parties while in session with him/her suggestions about how to solve their […]

Mediation

My mediation practice ranges from Divorce, Post-Divorce Modifications, Parenting Plans, Child Custody, Pre-Nuptial & Post-Nuptial Agreements, Marriage Mediation, Cohabitation & Non-Marital Parenting, Mediation for Same Sex Couples, and Contempts, to other non Family Law matters such as Contested Probate Estate Matters.  I have over 30 years of experience in Family Law and bring to the […]

Client Review

***** (5)stars Posted by George on May 9, 2013 Great result! Atty Byers did excellent work on 2 Modifications of Alimony, which I was paying $670.00 per week and I presently am not paying anything. I am a retired Atty.and this burden has been lifted. Phil was very efficient and always responsive to all calls etc. […]

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from all of us!

Client Review

Thank you Dan, it was a pleasure representing you. http://philipjbyers.com/ 5.0 stars Posted by Dan on May 9, 2013 I love this man. He is absolutely the best! I wish he could take care of all my legal needs. My girls were taken out of state by their mother. She said they were never coming back. […]

Client Review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review  Ms. M.   It was very rewarding for me to help you through that difficult time. Philip J. Byers 5 stars Posted by a Divorce client on Dec 2, 2013 Excellent I cannot say enough good things about attorney Byers. He helped me and my family through a […]

Client Review

Thank you Ms. M for your thoughtful words. Law Office of Philip J. Byers   5 stars Posted by a Family client on Dec 11, 2013 Top Notch Attorney Attorney Byers represented me in a paternity matter and did an excellent job. He took time to explain the laws and what my rights were and was […]

Client Review

Thank you Ms. A for your kind words.  It was truly a pleasure representing you. 5.0 stars Posted by a Probate client on Dec 13, 2013 Exemplary!! I originally went to Attorney Byers for advice and representation on a probate matter. I was quite shaken up at the time and wasn’t sure there was even a […]