Catharine (Cate) represents clients in a wide variety of matrimonial matters, both in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Cate has expertise in complex divorce cases, including valuation, asset division, support, custody, and removal. She has significant experience drafting of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, as well as litigation of such agreements at the time of a divorce. A component of her practice also includes paternity matters, contempt and modification of divorce or paternity judgments as well as family law related appeals. Cate’s experience includes both litigation and resolving cases outside of the courtroom, whether through mediation, collaborative law, or direct attorney negotiation. She is trained as both a collaborative law attorney and mediator. Cate is also on the Probate and Family Court Category U (Discovery Master) list. Prior to joining Atwood & Cherny, Cate served as a law clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court. During her two years as a judicial law clerk, Cate worked on a variety of family law, probate law and equity matters for the justices of Bristol, Middlesex, Suffolk, and Worcester counties. Cate volunteers her time as Lawyer for the Day in Norfolk County. She has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in Boston Magazine’s Super Lawyer Publication.
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