GRC32676-Karas, Bonnie L.I have been providing legal services since 1982, with a concentration in family law. Families are complicated, and when faced with family law matters, I can guide you through the legal process. I take the time to listen to my clients, and let them know their rights and obligations.

I also accept court appointments from the Probate and Family Court to serve as a guardian ad litem investigator. My job in this area is to provide objective, neutral and impartial insight into information provided by the parents, children, and others involved in the investigation. After completion of the investigation, I write a report to the court regarding issues about the children.

I am also a Massachusetts Probate and Family Court Hearing Master. A Hearing Master is qualified to conduct hearings of contested court cases, and then prepare a report for the judge.

I graduated from Western New England University School of Law in 1981 with a Juris Doctor Degree and also graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1976 with a Magna Cum Laude B.A. degree in psychology.

I focus on minimizing stress, and I work to get my clients through the divorce or other family law matter. I can provide you legal services in the matters outlined to your right.

Bar Admission

State courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Federal Court for the District of Massachusetts

Bar Membership

Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA)
MBA Family Law Section
Hampden County Bar Association

Trial Panels

Mental Health Litigation Unit of the Committee for Public Counsel Services
Children’s Law Project of the Hampden County Bar Association