Collaborative Divorce in Connecticut


The Collaborative Divorce process replaces litigation with a team approach to negotiation. The team resolves property, support and parenting issues in a structured, non-adversarial process. Collaborative Divorce requires full disclosure and full cooperation on the part of the couple seeking dissolution. The goal is to reduce conflict and generate constructive and fair resolutions.

The Team that works with the two parties seeking divorce typically includes:

  • Two attorneys – one for each party
  • A coach (typically a child specialist)
  • A neutral financial professional

Each family is unique and the best complement of players will be determined when the process is initiated.

It is important to understand that not just any family law attorney can participate in a Collaborative Divorce. All collaborative practitioners must have specialized training in their particular area and must be committed to the Collaborative Divorce process.

Firm partner, Attorney Pamela Magnano, is a member of the Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Group. “CCDG” is a group of experienced divorce professionals, including divorce and family lawyers, financial and mental health professionals who have been specifically trained in the collaborative process.

If you think Collaborative Divorce may be the best path forward for you, contact Flaherty Legal Group today to set up an initial consultation. We provide Collaborative Divorce legal services for clients in West Hartford, Glastonbury, South Glastonbury, Avon, Simsbury, Tolland, Farmington, and towns throughout Hartford, Middlesex, Tolland, and Litchfield Counties.