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Teresa M. Harkins La Vita
Attorney Teresa Harkins La Vita is a Partner of La Vita Law Center, a law firm in Danvers, MA. As a lawyer in Danvers, Massachusetts, attorney Harkins La Vita serves Essex County, as well as clients throughout Massachusetts.
Areas of Practice
- Arbitration and Mediation
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Family Law
- Wills and Living Wills
Admitted to Practice Law
- Attorney La Vita is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts.
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- Attorney La Vita serves as co-chair for the Women's Bar Association - North Shore Committee, and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Essex County Bar Association, and the Salem Bar Association.
Attorney Teresa M. Harkins La Vita is a partner and co-founder of the La Vita Law Center, located in Danvers, Massachusetts. Attorney La Vita focuses her practice on simple estate planning, and family law and probate matters including divorce, custody and parenting plans, child support and alimony, modification and contempt actions, paternity, guardianships and probate administration. Attorney La Vita serves her family law clients in litigation and is trained as both a collaborative practitioner and mediator. She is also certified to represent clients in Limited Assistance Representation agreements and is trained as a Category F Guardian ad Litem for family law matters. Attorney La Vita serves as a Court Investigator for the Juvenile Court.
Prior to co-founding the La Vita Law Center in 2010, Attorney La Vita was an associate at a small firm in Chelmsford, where she concentrated her practice on divorce, domestic restraining orders, and other family law matters. Attorney La Vita's legal experience also includes serving for two years as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court, where she worked closely with the Justices to thoroughly analyze legal issues and assist with family and probate cases. Attorney La Vita is an honors graduate of New England Law | Boston, where she earned multiple scholastic achievement awards and graduated cum laude.
In addition to her practice, Attorney La Vita is currently a member of the adjunct faculty of New England Law | Boston, where she is a Legal Research & Writing professor. She frequently publishes articles for the Emerging Issues Analyses division of Lexis Nexis.
La Vita Law Center
La Vita Law Center was founded in 2011. La Vita Law Center is located in Essex County Massachusetts.
Serving clients in family law, including divorce (litigation, collaborative, mediation), child support/custody, alimony, paternity, premarital agreements, contempt, modification, guardianship and more.