Boston – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Fern L. Frolin, Esq. Ms. Frolin joins JAMS as a neutral after being a member of Mirick O’Connell’s family law group. Ms. Frolin has extensive practice area experience in family law and focused her practice on the financial components of complex matrimonial law matters, including divorce, child support, modification, asset division and business valuation, as well as the relationship aspects of family law, including custody, parenting plans, guardianship and grandparent visitation.
Based in the Boston Resolution Center, Ms. Frolin will serve as an arbitrator, mediator, special master/referee and neutral evaluator, handling disputes in family law. She is available to conduct sessions in person (adhering to reopening guidelines), as well as virtually for attorneys and their clients across the country.
Ms. Frolin is known for her deep knowledge of family law and is dedicated to resolving even the most contentious of matters. She brings a valuable perspective and a unique background to this new role as a neutral at JAMS, and we are thrilled that she’s joining the panel.
- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO
Ms. Frolin was the only Massachusetts lawyer to serve on both the Child Support Guidelines Task Force, which drafted the first major revision of Massachusetts' Child Support Guidelines in more than 30 years, and the Massachusetts legislature’s Alimony Reform Task Force, which wrote the Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act. She also served on the Probate and Family Court Model Parenting Plan Committee, which drafted model parenting plans that appeared on the Probate and Family Court Department’s website for more than a decade. She was appointed to the court's Voice of the Child Committee and worked on standards for representation of children in high-conflict custody matters. Most recently, Ms. Frolin was appointed to serve the trial court as a member of the Child Support Guidelines Quadrennial Review Task Force, which recommended guidelines revisions adopted by Massachusetts trial courts in 2021.
I believe couples should maintain as much control over their divisions as possible, and I have found that mediation is an effective tool in the process. Being able to apply my knowledge and background, specifically in family disputes, to the role of a neutral feels like a natural progression of my career.
- Fern L. Frolin, Esq.
Ms. Frolin received her B.A. from Ohio State University and her J.D. from Boston College Law School.
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Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. JAMS successfully resolves and manages business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways to overcome barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized in-person, virtual and hybrid resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, the latest technology and highly trained mediators and arbitrators.
With a roster of over 400 neutrals and 29 locations, JAMS resolves thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS neutrals are adept at managing the resolution process whether they are conducting in-person, virtual or hybrid hearings.
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