Maybe there was another student or teacher last year that your child was in conflict with, or someone at work or in the community that you had problems with. We are starting a new school year and a new season, and its my hope that everyone can start it with an open mind and an […]
About Lisa Zappala Wood
Practicing Attorney and Mediator. I have been practicing law since 2004 in MA and NH. In 2012 I began my journey as a mediator as well. Since entering the field of mediation, I have taken the opportunity to participate as many advanced trainings as I can. Since I started my solo practice in 2013, I have been working with clients, volunteering with Mediation Services of North Central Massachusetts, MCC Law Center , the Lawyer for the Day Program in the Worcester County Probate Court and with the New Hampshire Bar Association. I am also working on establishing some public education seminars and an active member of the Pepperell Business Association.
Entries by Lisa Zappala Wood
I am pleased to announce that I now have a new office space at 3 Hollis Street, Pepperell, Ma 01463 in the TenBroeck Insurance Building across from the Pepperell Recreation Center. My mailing address, phone, fax and email remain the same.
Estate Planning…It’s one of those things that most people have heard of and maybe they’ve even thought about doing it, but just haven’t gotten around to it. Some people think it’s only for the wealthy, but it’s not. Almost every time I meet with a new client I hear “I’ve been meaning to do this […]
I’ve always thought of fall as the start of a new year. The kids are back in school and people are focusing on things they’ve neglected all summer. Fall brings new opportunities for us all to make goals for ourselves whether we are in school or not. What is it that you’ve put off doing […]
I was speaking with someone at a networking event yesterday and he asked what I did. I told him I was I was an attorney and mediator. I eventually asked him to keep me in mind if he ever needs my services. He said he’s been happily married for 47 years and he hopes he […]
As a mediator, divorce and probate attorney, I deal with people who have experienced (or are experiencing a loss) on a regular basis. Everyone deals with loss in a different way. Most have heard of the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Often my first contact with clients is in those initial […]
What is your reaction when you hear someone talk about holding people accountable? Do you think that it is about judgment? I don’t, I think it’s about our need for truth and/or the need to feel that we are being treated fairly. No one wants to feel like they are being taken advantage. No one […]
I saw a funny card on social media the other day, which I shared on my Facebook page. It got me thinking about the fact that each person has a different level of tolerance for conflict. Likewise, each family or social group also has its own level of conflict that is tolerable to them. For […]
Will be mentoring at Fitchburg State mediation course tonight…looking forward to meeting mediators in training.
Even thinking about divorce can feel like going down a river without a paddle, but imagine how it feels for our children. Of course your divorce will affect your child(ren), but how can you as a parent best to protect your child(ren) from the pain of a divorce? How can you avoid putting them in […]