East Haven, Connecticut Family Lawyers
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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,...
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
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...
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...
Attorney Nicola attended Franklin & Marshall College, where he graduated with a B.A. in History with Honors in 1964. Thereafter, Attorney Nicola attended the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he graduated in 1967.
Upon discharge from his active military service, Attorney Nicola joined the firm and has spent his entire career here. Attorney Nicola has been and continues to be active in community matters....
Attorney Lisa J....
Attorney Kelly concentrates his practice in the areas of Trusts & Estates, Probate, Real Estate, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Business.
While in law school Attorney Kelly engaged in a wide variety of legal internships which included working in the legal department of LG Electronics, U.S.A. as well as with an International Arbitration law firm in...
Mr. Perles graduated, cum laude, from Amherst College in 1964. He then attended Fordham University School of Law, where he graduated with a J.D. in 1967. While in law school, Attorney Perles was a member of the International Moot Court Team...
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.
No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.
Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.
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