Stephen F. McDonough, Esq.
J.D., Suffolk University Law School, Boston. Admitted in Massachusetts and North Carolina (inactive status in NC).
After earning his law degree, Stephen focused on divorce and domestic relations from day one. His sense of humor and ability to connect with people put clients at ease – as much as anyone can be at ease during a divorce anyway.
Before starting The Divorce Collaborative LLC, Stephen exclusively practiced divorce and family law in Charlotte, North Carolina with the Rosen Law Firm. During this time, he was a sought-after speaker, lecturing frequently about divorce throughout the Charlotte area and appearing on the local Fox News station in a feature about domestic violence. Recently, he was featured in a story about the new Massachusetts Alimony Reform law in the Boston Herald. He has also been quoted in Lawyers Weekly USA, several local newspapers and online articles.
Stephen is active in many different organizations, both legal and civic. He served on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, and is a member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, the International Association of Collaborative Professionals, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Massachusetts Bar Association, Norfolk County Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Bedford Chamber of Commerce. Steve is also a member of the Norfolk Lions Club and volunteers to support the King Philip Parents Music Association.
Steve is a self-proclaimed “law practice management geek” and has presented to different groups about law office technology, marketing, management, and related topics.
Prior to law school, Stephen had a 12 year career in municipal law enforcement and served as a sergeant and shift commander and firearms instructor. He served in the MA Air National Guard and the US Air Force Reserves as a Security Specialist, receiving an honorable discharge. Stephen is an experienced percussionist and has performed in numerous musical groups since fifth grade. He continues to play out with different artist around the metro-west area. Originally from Bedford, MA, Stephen currently resides in Norfolk, MA with his wife Michelle and their two daughters.