MARY BETH L. SWEENEY is a partner with the law firm of Atwood & Cherny and has been with the firm since 1998. Her practice includes all aspects of domestic relations and probate litigation in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. A significant portion of her practice involves custody matters and children’s issues, including the impact of a child with special needs in a divorce case. Mary Beth has expertise in custody, removal, visitation, and Hague Convention matters (where a parent abducts a child to/from another country). She was one of the trial attorneys responsible for the first highlighted “virtual visitation” case in Massachusetts, as it pertained to a creative method of contact for a non-custodial parent in a removal matter. A component of her practice also includes representing family members in Estate Litigation matters in both the Probate and Superior Courts of the Commonwealth. Mary Beth is an elected Trustee with the American Inn of Court, currently serving a four year term. She is a Past President of the Massachusetts Family and Probate American Inn of Court and is the Past President of the North Shore Women in Business. Mary Beth also serves by appointment and agreement as a Guardian ad Litem in family law cases and is regularly appointed as a Conciliator by various justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts. She is a trained mediator and collaborative law attorney and also works as a Parenting Coordinator. Mary Beth also volunteers her time with the Andona Society.
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