Mediation

Not every dispute needs to be settled in court. Hutchins Law provides expert facilitation and negotiation services to help settle conflicts before they reach the courtroom.

Nice Try, Sistah!

Have you ever signed a contract while you were upset about something—angry, sad, depressed, or ill? In Massachusetts, a contracting party must be able to understand the nature and quality of the transaction or grasp its significance. A “mental breakdown” may be enough to avoid enforcement of a contract, but it will require medical evidence […]

Know When to Settle: A Cautionary Tale about the Cost of Litigation

In the midst of a legal dispute, agreeing to mediate or settle can feel like a loss. In addition to legal fees, litigation can have hidden costs in time, emotional energy, unwanted publicity, and prolonged uncertainty.

Akeem – Worcester, MA

Thanks for taking the time to consult with me recently. I appreciate your frankness regarding my case … I will recommend you as reliable attorney in the future. Your honesty about what you were able to do was enough to warrant such a recommendation. Again, I thank you for your time.

Ellen – Shrewsbury, MA

Attorney Hutchins handled our recent real estate closing. We were very pleased with his communication, attention to detail, and thoroughness. He handled every aspect of this transaction in a diligent, professional manner. What a breath of fresh air!

Katy – Franklin, MA

You took the time to sit and answer all our questions. Your schedule was flexible and you clearly explained the process. You have a friendly yet professional manner, and you helped make the whole process go smoothly and stress free! I have told my friends if they ever need a mediator to give you a […]