Old Lyme, Connecticut Family Lawyers
Attorney Ollennu believes that the best way to resolve family disputes is through the process of divorce mediation. He has successfully mediated...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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:...
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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