Next Phase Legal Team

Stephen F. McDonough

Collaborative Attorney, Mediator, & Parenting Coordinator

Attorney and Mediator Stephen McDonough is the founder of Next Phase Legal and works closely with clients facing divorce and other family conflict.

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Alicia Rinaldi, Esq.

Attorney, Mediator

Alicia was admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2005, and has worked in family law as a litigator, mediator and collaborative attorney for the past sixteen years.

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Kevin Fulcher

Attorney, Of Counsel

Kevin brings a wealth of experience – about 17 years in fact – to Next Phase Legal & Dispute Resolution LLC, where he focuses on the firm’s contested (court-based) matters. Before joining NPL, Kevin maintained a successful domestic relations law practice in Walpole, Massachusetts.

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Karen Hamerski


Karen is our newest team member and is the firm’s paralegal and go to person for a wide array of things, whether assisting a client, working on an internal project, or doing some of that paralegal stuff.

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