Stephen Hitner is a victim of the Massachusetts divorce process.
After spending hundreds of thousands of dollars from 1996 till 2008 to get through the litigation process he set out to change the Alimony Laws in Massachusetts by founding the group Mass Alimony Reform. Because of his efforts he is considered the driving force that changed the alimony Law signed by Gov. Patrick on Sept. 26, 2011. This could not have happened if it was not for his ability to bring people together from being total advisories to allies. In 2009 he was appointed by the Joint Committee on the Judiciary to work with representatives' of the Legal Bars including the Mass Bar, the Boston Bar and the Women's Bar. As a pro-active member of the Alimony Reform Task Force he gained the understanding of the needs of both parties of divorce, and destructive process of divorce litigation.
Stephen's ability to listen and understand both sides of a disagreement credits him with getting the Alimony Reform Act of 2011 passed in Judiciary, the House and then the Senate with unanimous votes. He strongly believes this ability will help couples in the throes of divorce to understand each other's needs to enable compromise and agreement. Stephen Hitner is not an Attorney. He is a person who believes that people who once were best friends should be able to move on with their lives without animosity. In many cases children are involved and the major focus should be in their best interests. Stephen will strive to keep divorcing couples in control of their divorce with fairness to both sides.
Divorce is the end of a marriage; it need not be the end of a family, especially when children are involved.