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- Massachusetts (2003)
- U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
- Northeastern University School of Law, Juris Doctor (2003)
- School for International Training, Master of Arts (1999)
- Rollins College, Bachelor of Arts (1994)
Certifications & Specialties:
- Certified Financial Litigator, American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators
Erin Fitch Nielson, Esq.
Family law attorney Erin Fitch Nielson focuses her domestic relations practice in the areas of divorce, alimony, child support, child custody, and the division of assets. Attorney Nielson also has substantial experience managing cases involving paternity issues, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, guardianships, conservatorships, allegations of physical abuse and substance abuse, and parental alienation.
Accomplished Certified Financial Litigator
Attorney Nielson is a Certified Financial Litigator (“CFL”). She earned her designation from the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators (“AACFL”)*. The AACFL’s CFL certification demonstrates the completion of extensive training in financial matters. Such matters include, but are not limited to, business and asset valuation, compensation, taxation, and investments.
Most experienced family law attorneys have managed cases involving complex financial matters. However, Attorney Nielson’s AACFL certification reflects not only advanced financial training but also the testing of her acumen through the CFL exam. Attorney Nielson’s high level of financial instruction, along with her experience, ensures that she is well-equipped to understand unique and complex financials, develop compelling arguments, and be effective and persuasive throughout the family law and divorce litigation process.
Notable Viewpoint: Trained Mediator
In addition to being a skilled family law and divorce litigator, Attorney Nielson is a trained mediator. Mediation can be a viable option for spouses who seek to work together to resolve their divorce or other family law issue. An experienced family law and divorce mediator can help parties reach a comprehensive case settlement in an informal and private setting before the parties file with the court. Notably, the benefits of family law and divorce mediation can include time and cost savings, as well as the preservation of an amicable relationship between the parties. The mediator, however, must have the requisite knowledge and tools for mediation to work in divorce and family law cases.
As a mediator, Attorney Nielson can draw upon her experience as a trial attorney and Certified Financial Litigator. Although she remains neutral in her role as a mediator, Attorney Nielson’s insight on complex financial matters and parenting issues results in mediation sessions that are well-informed and efficient. Prior experiences enrich Attorney Nielson’s problem-solving abilities as she assists parties in reaching creative and workable solutions for them.
Distinctive Legal Research and Writing Skills
Upon graduation from law school, Attorney Nielson served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court. This was a prestigious opportunity that enabled Attorney Nielson to hone her legal research and writing skills.
As a Judicial Law Clerk, Attorney Nielson assisted the Superior Court Justices in all phases of civil and criminal litigation. She prepared draft decisions and legal memoranda, as well as proposed jury instructions. Additionally, Attorney Nielson worked extensively with the Justices on trials, hearings, and motion sessions.
The Ability to Provide Compassionate Guidance
A strong client advocate, Attorney Nielson further possesses the compassion to guide her clients through complex and sensitive divorce and family law matters.
Before law school, Attorney Nielson worked in the field of refugee resettlement. In that field, she provided direct resettlement services to refugee families from around the world. She also oversaw a staff of resettlement case managers. Moreover, Attorney Nielson earned a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Intercultural Management and Sustainable Development from the School for International Training. Attorney Nielson’s social services background has certainly proven beneficial in her divorce and family law practice.