Professional Background

As an attorney, I have spent more than twenty years working with families in family law and child protection matters.  I believe in the processes of divorce mediation and collaborative divorce. I am a certified divorce mediator and I am committed to helping couples find the best solutions for their families' needs and goals.  Mediation and collaborative law encourages couples to step out of their marriage in a private, dignified way and enables couples and children to accept and embrace a new definition of family.

Before joining the Law Offices of Attorney Donna Buttler, I was an associate at Budlong & Barrett, LLC and Freed Marcroft, LLC.  I am on the board of the Connecticut Council for Non Adversarial Divorce,  a member of the  Academy of Professional Family Mediators and the Connecticut Bar Association, and a practicing member of the Collaborative Divorce Team of  Connecticut.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law - divorce, custody and parenting plans, asset and debt division, child support, alimony, college education
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Post Judgment Mediation
  • Collaborative Divorce 
  • Review Counsel

Professional Affiliations

  • Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce, Trustee 
  • Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Group
  • Academy of Professional Family Mediators
  • Hartford County Bar
  • Connecticut County Bar 

Contact Information

  • Phone: 860.678.1620
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