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Karen Van Kooy

Practice Areas: Divorce, Custody, Paternity, Post-divorce modifications, Prenuptial Agreements, Adoptions, and Estate Planning.

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Present Practice:
Karen Van Kooy joined the Law Offices of Laurie Israel in 2007 and together, they founded Israel, Van Kooy & Days, LLC in 2010. Karen is an experienced and compassionate family law attorney, having represented clients in all aspects of family law, from prenuptial planning through post-divorce modifications. Karen is able to assist clients as litigator, negotiator, mediator and Karen is trained in collaborative law. In addition to her work in the family law arena, Karen works with individuals and families in the firm’s estate planning practice, in the drafting of Wills and Trusts.

Massachusetts 2000

American Bar Association, Family Law Section
Association of Family Conciliation of Courts
The Divorce Center
Massachusetts Council of Family Mediators
Women’s Bar Association

Community Services:
Karen serves as a mentor and trainer for the Women’s Bar Foundation Family Law Project. Karen is also on the Board of Directors for The Divorce Center.

Law School:
Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA (1999) Magna Cum Laude

University of Massachusetts; Summa Cum Laude, Boston, MA (1987)
BA in French, Departmental Honors.
Concentration in Linguistics; Program Honors, Summa Cum Laude

Home State:
New Jersey

Outside Interests:
Karen enjoys maps and road trips, movies and reading, friends and family.