- Selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in family law since 2014
My practice focuses on all aspects of Family/Matrimonial Law and Special Education Law.
My Family/Matrimonial Law litigation practice includes, but is not limited to, divorce, child custody, child support, post-divorce modifications and judgment enforcement, and grandparent and third-party rights. Here, I advocate and fight for my client’s rights in the courtroom. I also assist clients in negotiating, preparation, enforcement and litigation related to premarital and postnuptial agreements.
I also take my non-adversarial divorce/family law practice very seriously. I am on the Professional Development Committee of the Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce, and am a member of the Collaborative Divorce Lawyers Association of Greater Hartford and the Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Group. I believe that, when possible, parties should try to resolve their differences outside of the courtroom. To help clients do this, I am a trained divorce/family law mediator and a trained Collaborative Divorce attorney/practitioner. In divorce and family mediation, my role is to facilitate discussions between parties to help them reach agreements. In Collaborative Divorce, I represent individuals who, along with their spouse, pledge to resolve all issues without judicial intervention.
My Special Education Law practices involves helping families navigate the complex laws surrounding Special Education, the Individuals with Disabilities Act, Planning and Placement Team Meetings (PPTs), Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Alternative and Private School Placement, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504s), Disciplinary Hearings and Post-Majority Planning and Support.
I have been listed as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in family law since 2014. I am a member of the Hartford Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association.
My practice is guided by the wise words of Abraham Lincoln when he said, “As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man.” I try daily to live up to those words.