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Resolving Disputes Respectfully


Serving Fairfield and New Haven Connecticut Counties since 1983


Don’t Pay for More Lawyer Than You Need

“Divorce Coaching” and “Unbundling” have helped many of my clients lower the cost of their divorce, and claim ownership over this momentous life event. Click on the links below marked “Divorce Coaching” and “Unbundling” to learn how you can benefit from these two empowering resources.

Divorce Coaching


Divorce Mediation can help you end your marriage in a respectful and mutually beneficial way. Learn how you can achieve this goal without breaking the bank by clicking the link below:

Divorce Mediation

Let the Collaborative Divorce experience guide you and your spouse to a dignified and respectful divorce. Find out how you can benefit from a collaborative divorce by clicking the link below:

Collaborative Divorce

Your marriage is in serious trouble. Your long-term relationship has long-term problems, but you’re not ready to give up yet. See how the 5-key skills of martial mediation can help turn bitter arguments into healthy conversations. Just click the link below.

Marital Mediation

Conflict can arise in almost every human activity, not only in family situations. Neighbors can disagree about everything from how loudly they play their music at night to whether or not their neighbor’s pets may use their property as a canine comfort station. Workers and supervisors are famous for allowing small misunderstandings to swell into major confrontations. The list goes on and on. The answer to resolving these disagreements respectfully and successfully lies in attacking the problem, not each other. Just click the link below to learn about “Non Marriage-Related Mediation,” and become a peacemaker!

Non Marriage-Related Mediation


“There’s a trick to the Graceful Exit. It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, a relationship is over – and to let go. It means leaving what’s over without denying its value.” – Ellen Goodman.


I call my website “Humane Divorce” because for almost 30 years as a family lawyer, I have never had any clients who didn’t yearn for a compassionate way to end their marriage.

Yes, everyone wants the best lawyer in town. But more and more people are finding that the path to a respectful divorce requires more than legal know-how. It also requires an attorney with a deep knowledge and understanding of the pain that is never far away.

Why then is humane divorce so rare? Why do so many divorcing couples – and their children – continue to suffer the anguish of divorce for years afterward?

The answer is that “going to court” or litigation in family law cases makes you and your spouse mere bit players in the most important drama of your lives. It gives the ownership of your divorce to your lawyers, and often discourages the two of you from finding a humane resolution based on your needs and interests.

Divorce Mediation, Collaborative Divorce, and Marital Mediation put you and your spouse back in charge of your lives. Your trained collaborative lawyers or your impartial mediator help both of you identify your true needs and interests, and guide you to either a truly humane parting of ways, or to a renewed and stronger relationship. Learn how to make the right decisions for yourselves and for those you love.