Clinton Family Lawyers

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Matthew F Dolan
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Matthew F Dolan
Guilford, CT Family Law Lawyer with 8 years of experience
(203) 720-6573 20 Water Street
Guilford, CT 06437
Family and Divorce
University of Connecticut School of Law
Matthew F. Dolan handles Family Law matters, with a particular focus on high asset and high income divorce cases. Attorney Dolan has been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 for the State of Connecticut, he has been selected as a New England Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of Family Law for 2015, 2016, and 2017, and he received the 2017 Connecticut Law Tribune New Leader in the Law Award.
Gregory Allen
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Gregory Allen
Centerbrook, CT Family Law Attorney with 19 years of experience
(860) 767-9044 90 Main Street, Suite 201
Centerbrook, CT 06409
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Collections and Divorce
Quinnipiac College
Gregory Allen was admitted to the State and Federal courts in 2001. He received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Psychology from Alfred University in 1998. He went on to law school at Quinnipiac University where he competed on the University Mock Trial team and was awarded for his distinguished acedemic achievement. He was awarded his Juris Doctor degree in 2001. He is a current member of the Middlesex County Bar Association and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. He has taught courses on living wills and last will and testaments. He is a mentor with the...
Maria A. Dornfried
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Maria A. Dornfried
Old Saybrook, CT Family Law Lawyer
(860) 395-5201 12 Old Boston Post Rd.
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Family and Divorce
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Atty. Maria A. Dornfried practices Matrimonial and Family Law including divorce, custody, support, property divisions, modification, pre/post nuptial agreements and all other aspects of Family Law.
Scott Carlson
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Scott Carlson
Middletown, CT Family Law Attorney with 11 years of experience
(860) 819-1034 100 Riverview Center #130
Middletown, CT 06457
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Roger Williams University School of Law
If you are looking for an attorney in Hartford, you have come to the right place! Carlson & Dumeer law office has earned its highly-respected reputation and is just the law firm for you. Attorney Scott Carlson attended Roger Williams University, where he earned his undergraduate degree. He later obtained his Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University School of Law. The team at this law office is equipped and qualified to stand beside you and support you at this time in your life. They are associated with the American Association for Justice, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and the Connecticut...
Thomas J. Piscatelli
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Thomas J. Piscatelli
Hamden, CT Family Law Attorney
(203) 687-4050 60 Washington Ave
Suite 302
Hamden, CT 06518
Family
Quinnipiac College
With years of legal experience and proven litigation skills, Thomas J. Piscatelli knows how to resolve his clients’ cases in a favorable manner. As a Hamden family law attorney, he represents individuals facing a wide variety of challenges, including divorce, child custody, and alimony disputes. He is passionate about protecting children in these cases, serving as a certified Guardian ad Litem. His focus is to ensure that his clients walk away with the fair results they deserve.
Linda Ann Subbloie
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Linda Ann Subbloie
New Haven, CT Family Law Attorney with 30 years of experience
(203) 562-2961 315 Front Street
New Haven, CT 06513
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Probate
Nova Southeastern University
Amanda C. Telesco
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Amanda C. Telesco
(203) 569-3599 19 Halls Rd #227
Old Lyme, CT 06371
Old Lyme, CT Family Law Attorney with 5 years of experience
Family, Civil Rights, Criminal and Juvenile
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Jeremiah Nii-Amaa Ollennu
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Jeremiah Nii-Amaa Ollennu
PORTLAND, CT Family Law Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(860) 218-2122 262 MARLBOROUGH STREET
PORTLAND, CT 06480
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Attorney Jeremiah N. Ollennu has dedicated his legal career to the practice of divorce and family law. Since 2008, he provides reconciliation counseling, assists couples in collaborative divorce, divorce mediation and rigorously represents clients in family, custody and dissolution of marriage disputes. His experience and focus includes child custody disputes including litigation and resolution, child support enforcement matters, alimony modification, grandparents’ rights, juvenile and child protection matters as well as property division including real-estate and retirement assets.

Attorney Ollennu believes that the best way to resolve family disputes is through the process of divorce mediation. He has successfully mediated...
Joseph E. DePaola
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Joseph E. DePaola
North Haven, CT Family Law Attorney with 44 years of experience
(203) 239-5844 97 Washington Ave.
North Haven, CT 06335
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Probate and Real Estate
Samford University
For more than thirty years, Attorney Joseph DePaola has been providing quality legal services and advice to businesses and individuals throughout the New Haven Area. Attorney DePaola will help you navigate the legal system and set you on the right path to resolving your legal issues. Attorney DePaola is a Master Mason as well as an experienced Trial Lawyer with varied adversarial involvement in all phases of Superior and Administrative Agencies. Joseph DePaola graduated from the University of New Haven with a Political Science B.A. in 1972. Joseph continued on to Samford University to attend Cumberland School of...
David Minicozzi
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David Minicozzi
Branford, CT Family Law Attorney with 32 years of experience
(203) 483-7069 250 W Main St #200
Branford, CT 06405
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Western New England University School of Law
I have been practicing law for 30 years (since 1988) and began my own practice in 1994. I received my B.A. degree from the University of Connecticut. I earned my law degree at Western New England University (WNEC).

I actively support my community through involvement with the East Haven Chamber of Commerce; the Branford Lions Club (SightSaver Day Chairman); the Branford Green Committee (Chairman); and Widow's Son #66 Masonic Lodge. I am also actively involved in the New Haven County Bar Association where I engage...
Evelyn Gryk Frolich
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Evelyn Gryk Frolich

Connecticut Family Law Lawyer with 41 years of experience

Atty. Evelyn Gryk Frolich has been a practicing attorney in the State of Connecticut since 1979. Atty. Gryk Frolich primarily represents clients in family law. This includes Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Litigation and... Read More »
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Ryan O'Neill
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Ryan O'Neill
Old Lyme, CT Family Law Attorney with 12 years of experience
(203) 569-3599 19 Halls Rd #227
Old Lyme, CT 06371
Family, Civil Rights, Criminal and Employment
Temple University Beasley School of Law and Quinnipiac University School of Law
Robert Sheehan
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Robert Sheehan
Hamden, CT Family Law Attorney
(203) 288-6293 60 Washington Ave
Suite 302
Hamden, CT 06518
Family
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Attorney Robert Sheehan proudly serves family law clients throughout the Hamden area. As a passionate and dedicated legal advocate, he represents individuals going through complex divorce, custody, and support cases. Over the years, he has honed his skill as a negotiator, litigator, and mediator for his clients. Attorney Sheehan always strives to deliver effective, personalized, and insightful services for all the cases he takes on.
Craig Fishbein
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Craig Fishbein
Wallingford, CT Family Law Lawyer
(203) 265-2895 100 S Main St
Wallingford, CT 06492
Family, Business, Construction and Divorce
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Kurtis Z Piantek
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Kurtis Z Piantek
Branford, CT Family Law Lawyer with 12 years of experience
(203) 684-2032 106 Burban Dr. Unit B
Branford, CT 06405
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Brette Holcombe Fitton
Essex, CT Family Law Attorney with 15 years of experience
(860) 581-8015 147 Dennison Road - Suite 1
Essex, CT 06426
Family and Divorce
John Heffernan
Old Saybrook, CT Family Law Attorney
(860) 223-6336 48 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Family
Jeremiah F. Donovan
OLD SAYBROOK, CT Family Law Attorney with 42 years of experience
(860) 388-3750 PO BOX 554
OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475
Family, Divorce, Municipal and Personal Injury
Yale Law School
Christopher Neal Oakley
MIDDLETOWN, CT Family Law Attorney with 15 years of experience
(860) 342-2302 516 MAIN ST STE 7
MIDDLETOWN, CT 06457
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Matthew Naclerio
New Haven, CT Family Law Lawyer with 34 years of experience
(203) 495-7555 235 Wooster St
New Haven, CT 06511
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Robert K. Walsh
North Haven, CT Family Law Attorney
(203) 281-3420 193 State St
North Haven, CT 06473
Family
Jean L. Welty
New Haven, CT Family Law Attorney
(203) 781-0877 385 Orange St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Family
Allan F. Friedman
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Allan F. Friedman
(203) 847-2000 40 Richards Ave
#300
Norwalk, CT 06854
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatNorwalk, CT Family Law Attorney with 28 years of experience
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Attorney Friedman has been zealously defending the rights of those accused of committing crimes and practicing in the field of family law throughout Connecticut since 1992. In the past quarter decade, Attorney Friedman has devoted his career to serving the community and providing top-notch client service. Attorney Friedman has fought cases all the way up to our Supreme Court. While your case may not be quite that complex, Attorney Friedman will bring the same determination and no stone unturned approach to defending your rights no matter how big or small your case may be....
Paul McConnell
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Paul McConnell
(888) 565-7043 638 Prospect Ave.
Hartford, CT 06105
Hartford, CT Family Law Attorney
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Medical Malpractice
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Connecticut Trial Attorney Paul McConnell is a former Judge, Marine Corps infantry officer, and federal prosecutor with extensive grand jury, trial, and appellate experience.

Paul was educated in mediation and jurisprudence by the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada and by the Connecticut Council for Non-adversarial Divorce (CCND).

He is a highly skilled mediator, trial lawyer, advocate, and negotiator. He has been the lead counsel or presiding judge in hundreds of matters including over 55 jury trials.

Following 18 years of public service, Paul started his own firm in 2014 to focus on one thing: representing individuals with passion...
Melissa Jill Needle
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Melissa Jill Needle
Westport, CT Family Law Attorney with 30 years of experience
(203) 557-9500 830 Post Road East Suite 301
Westport, CT 06880
Offers Video ChatFamily and Divorce
Whittier Law School
Attorney Melissa J. Needle focuses her practice exclusively on family law. Based in Westport, Connecticut, she provides astute advice and counsel to clients throughout Fairfield County--serving Westport, Greenwich, New Canaan, Wilton, Darien, and Fairfield. Ms. Needle has been admitted to practice before all Connecticut state courts since 1990, and she is also admitted to practice in New York.

Attorney Needle's approach strikes a hard-to-find balance between aggressive client representation and the preservation family. Before starting Needle|Cuda, Attorney Needle found that most firms in the market practiced at the extreme ends of the spectrum -- either being overly aggressive or collaborative to...
Pamela Magnano
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Pamela Magnano
West Hartford, CT Family Law Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(860) 517-8999 41 North Main Street
Suite 201
West Hartford, CT 06107
Family and Divorce
Suffolk University Law School
An attorney with Flaherty Legal Group, LLC, Pamela M. Magnano represents people in Hartford and West Hartford, Connecticut, as well as the surrounding areas. She focuses her practice on divorce and family law, handling cases that involve child custody, legal separations, child support, spousal support, property division, post-divorce modifications, allocation of assets and child visitation.

In 2000, Ms. Magnano graduated from Stetson University with a Bachelor of Arts. She then attended Suffolk University Law School. As a law student, Ms. Magnano was on the dean's list, a student prosecutor and served as a volunteer for Shelter Legal Services, working with homeless...
James William Cummings
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James William Cummings
Waterbury, CT Family Law Lawyer with 33 years of experience
(203) 754-7779 21 Holmes Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06710
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
At your side, on your side, every step of the way Respected personal, family, business and general practice lawyer James W. Cummings stands by his clients every step of the way. The Cummings Law Firm is the optimal choice for legal representation in the greater Waterbury, Connecticut area and in Litchfield, New Haven and Fairfield counties. Experience, integrity, and community service With over 25 years of legal experience, attorney Cummings listens to your special circumstances, ensures you understand all of your options, and works tirelessly to ensure you are treated fairly and justly. A rare combination of talents James Cummingsâs...
Matthew A. Crockett
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Matthew A. Crockett
(203) 344-7762 157 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510
New Haven, CT Family Law Attorney with 20 years of experience
Family, Criminal and Divorce
DePaul College of Law
Connecticut Divorce, Family Law, and Criminal Defense attorney Matthew A. Crockett is a former Judge and former state prosecutor with extensive trial experience. He is a career litigator.

Matthew is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and a combat veteran of the Iraq war. As a criminal prosecutor, military legal assistance attorney, military defense attorney, and military judge, Matthew has experienced and excelled in diverse roles all in the pursuit of justice.

Since joining the McConnell Family Law Group he has limited his practice to matrimonial, family law, and criminal law.

Representing clients throughout Hartford, New Britain, Windham,...
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.
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Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.
Shelton, CT Family Law Attorney with 31 years of experience
(203) 929-7773 4 Research Drive
Suite 402
Shelton, CT 06484
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Attorney Goldstein believes in building a personal relationship with the clients. This allows them to be sure that not only are the client’s present day needs taken care of, but that their future needs are looked after as well. Attorney Goldstein welcomes the opportunity to discuss your legal needs. He offers you affordable quality, and experienced legal representation.
James T Flaherty
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James T Flaherty
West Hartford, CT Family Law Attorney with 43 years of experience
(860) 904-2034 41 North Main Street
Suite 201
West Hartford, CT 06107
Family and Divorce
SUNY Buffalo Law School
James T. Flaherty has been practicing law for more than 40 years. He uses a team approach to solve the problems created by divorce, working with two talented young partners and two experienced and hard-working paralegals.

In his practice, he deals with family law trials often involving large marital estates, complex custody issues and post-judgment enforcement issues. He also frequently receives referrals from other members of the family bar requesting that he try or co-chair their family cases that have little or no prospect of settlement.

Attorney Flaherty also utilizes private mediation to assist couples seeking to amicably end their...
Sandi B. Girolamo
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Sandi B. Girolamo
West Hartford, CT Family Law Attorney with 19 years of experience
(860) 517-8999 41 N. Main St, Suite 201
West Hartford, CT 06107
Family and Divorce
Quinnipiac University School of Law
An attorney with Flaherty Legal Group, LLC, Sandi B. Girolamo provides legal services to people living in Hartford and West Hartford, Connecticut, as well as the surrounding areas. She focuses her practice on divorce and family law, handling cases involving allocation of assets, child visitation, spousal support, child custody, divorce, marital property division, child support, prenuptial/post-nuptial agreements, paternity actions and most other issues pertaining to the practice of family law.

After graduating from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and English in 1993, Ms. Girolamo decided to pursue a career in law. She went to...
Dyan Kozaczka
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Dyan Kozaczka
Westport, CT Family Law Lawyer with 12 years of experience
(203) 227-7301 5 Imperial Ave.
Westport, CT 06880
Family and Divorce
Wake Forest University School of Law
Dyan is known for her persistence, attention to detail and pragmatic approach to cases. She represents individuals in all areas of family law, including divorce, alimony, child support, property division, mediation and post-judgment modifications and contempt. Dyan has extensive experience working on highly complex and sophisticated cases. She often collaborates with forensic accountants to analyze interests in private equity funds, professional practices, and privately held business interests to determine values for equitable distribution.

In addition, Dyan has experience resolving difficult custody disputes. Dyan appreciates that every client and case is different and prepares a strategy to achieve each individual client’s particular...
Alexander J. Cuda
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Alexander J. Cuda
WESTPORT, CT Family Law Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(203) 557-9500 830 Post Road East, Suite 301
WESTPORT, CT 06880
Offers Video ChatFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Tulane University School of Law and Tulane University School of Law
Alexander J. Cuda is a highly respected family and matrimonial law attorney. With numerous published articles and speaking engagements, Alex’s leadership in family law is well-known. He has been named one of the “Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Southern Connecticut” by such organizations as the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (2017). The Connecticut Law Tribune recognized him as a “New Leader in the Law,” in 2014. He has been deemed a “Rising Star” by both SuperLawyers (2012-present) as well as the Connecticut Bar Association Family Law Section (2010-2011). He was honored to receive the Connecticut Bar Association Pro...
Cecilia Buck-Taylor
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Cecilia Buck-Taylor
New Milford, CT Family Law Attorney with 29 years of experience
(860) 355-9191 P.O. Box 1121
15 Bennitt Street
New Milford, CT 06776
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Fordham University School of Law
The Law Offices of Cecilia Buck-Taylor, P.C. has been providing our clients with experienced legal services for over 25 years. We provide all of our clients with personalized professionalism so that we successfully represent the needs of each of our clients.
Cecilia Buck-Taylor, J.D. has been practicing law for over 25 years in the areas of Domestic & Family Law, Real Estate, Probate and Elder Law. Attorney Buck-Taylor also has many years of experience and training as a mediator and collaborator and is committed to resolving disputes outside of the court system.
Attorney Buck-Taylor is...
Thomas P. Parrino
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Thomas P. Parrino
Westport, CT Family Law Attorney with 33 years of experience
(203) 557-9755 285 Riverside Avenue
Suite 450
Westport, CT 06880
Family and Divorce
Quinnipiac University School of Law and University of Bridgeport
THOMAS P. PARRINO is a partner and co-founder of PARRINO|SHATTUCK, PC. He has more than 25 years of experience practicing family law and is considered a top attorney in his field. He represents clients in all areas of family law, including divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, and property division. He is a dynamic negotiator and litigator. Parrino has handled some of the most sophisticated and high-asset family law litigation in Connecticut and was named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers, a recognition determined by his peers, in 2013. During his distinguished career, Parrino has lectured extensively on family...
Karen Reynolds
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Karen Reynolds
Trumbull, CT Family Law Attorney with 39 years of experience
(203) 377-4770 799 Silver Ln
Trumbull, CT 06611
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Vermont Law School
Attorney Karen Reynolds is located in the Greater Bridgeport area of Connecticut where she has practiced family law for almost 40 years. Graduating from Vermont Law School in 1981, she received the Lawyer’s Coop Award for Civil Litigation. Her vast experience with family law includes assisting individuals in resolving a wide variety of issues. Divorces, custody actions, and the smaller details that go along with these actions, such as child support, medical insurance, custody and parenting plans, are all considered family law.

In addition, she is a co-chair of the Family Law Committee of the Greater...
Verna Lilburn
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Verna Lilburn
New Haven, CT Family Law Attorney with 29 years of experience
(203) 309-0717 59 Elm St, Suite 140
New Haven, CT 06510
Family and Divorce
Quinnipiac School of Law
"Attorney Lilburn's range and depth of expertise as a Litigator and Family Lawyer, combined with her compassionate, personalized approach, empowered me to be strong, factual, and reassured."

It is a great thing to find what you love to do for a living, especially when you have an opportunity to help make a difference.

I found my opportunity when I became I lawyer.

After becoming a lawyer, I taught legal studies at the University of New Haven for eleven years in addition to practicing law on a full time basis. I continue to act as chair on the...
Tara C. Dugo
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Tara C. Dugo
Wilton, CT Family Law Attorney with 9 years of experience
(203) 665-2360 15 River Road
Suite 15B
Wilton, CT 06897
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatFamily, Appeals and Divorce
Pace Law School
Tara understands that clients are going through some of the most difficult transitions in their lives. Therefore, her primary focus is on assisting clients through the stresses and difficulties of their legal disputes, while ensuring the best possible resolution. Tara is compassionate, understanding and patient, giving each case the individualized attention it needs.

Since 2011, Tara has concentrated her practice in complex divorce and family matters, including matters involving significant assets, complex compensation structures, post judgment modifications and enforcement, alimony terminations and parenting and custody issues. Tara has further dedicated much of her practice to divorce and...
Frank Corazzelli
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Frank Corazzelli
(203) 344-7762 157 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510
New Haven, CT Family Law Attorney with 21 years of experience
Family, Divorce and Juvenile
Fordham University School of Law
Connecticut divorce and family law attorney Frank Corazzelli, a highly accomplished and sought after litigator.

Over 24-years experience. Trial lawyer for matters including divorce, custody, and DCF investigations.

Frank leads our family law appellate practice and focuses exclusively on matrimonial and juvenile law.

With offices in New Canaan, Hartford, and New Haven, and by appointment only in Greenwich and Stamford
Zenas Zelotes
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Zenas Zelotes
(203) 551-7304 157 Church Street
19th Floor
New Haven, CT 06510
Offers Video ChatNew Haven, CT Family Law Lawyer with 20 years of experience
Family and Divorce
University of Iowa
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Edward Jurkiewicz
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Edward Jurkiewicz
Avon, CT Family Law Attorney with 31 years of experience
(860) 299-6263 60 East Main Street
Avon, CT 06001
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Foreclosure Defense
University of Connecticut School of Law
Located in the greater Hartford area, Edward P. Jurkiewicz has represented individuals and businesses for nearly three decades. Attorney Jurkiewicz focuses his practice on divorce, custody, business law, foreclosure defense, and bankruptcy. Ed distinguishes himself through professionalism, thoughtfulness, and thoroughness. He listens carefully to each client's situation and develops result-oriented strategies that factor in their specific goals and requirements.

Clinton Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut, Inc.
(860) 344-8096
Ext. 30
Middletown, CT

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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


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