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Divorce in Connecticut

Divorce is never easy for all parties involved. We understand what you are going through and are your advocates.

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With our home office located right in Hartford, we are able to meet with you at your convenience. Hartford is home.

Mediation Lawyers in Connecticut

Mediation Attorneys

Many people look to divorce mediation as a less stressful and more amicable solution to divorce

Our Hartford Offices Provides Legal Services to the Following Courthouses

Hartford, New Britain, Middletown, and Rockville

Connecticut is a “no-fault” divorce state.  What that means, is a spouse does not need to prove "grounds" to obtain a divorce. The Court issues a judgment of divorce because the marriage has "irretrievably broken down.”

Understanding TRICARE Survivor Benefits

After the nation took a collective pause from everything related to COVID-19 to recognize Memorial Day, we remember the anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Normandy during World War II (D-Day) on June 6 and Flag Day on June 14. Independence Day might be celebrated a bit differently this year, but our reverence and appreciation …

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5 Things You Need to Do If Your Children Are Taken by DCF

Losing their children is every parent’s worst nightmare. For thousands of families that come under the watchful eye of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, this fear turns into reality. Children can suffer irreparable damage when separated from loving, trustworthy caregivers, so it’s important to act fast to reunite your family. 1. Contact an …

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4 Things a Prenuptial Agreement Cannot Contain

Connecticut, like every other state, allows couples to create a prenuptial agreement before they get married. These agreements set out what will happen if the couple decides to divorce. It may describe who will get what, or which property is marital property and which property is not. It can even address some rights and obligations …

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Child Custody: Best Interests of the Child

What Exactly Are the “Best Interests” of the Child in Connecticut? When Connecticut courts are hearing divorce and/or child custody cases, they base many of their decisions on a concept commonly known as the “best interests” of the child. While this seems fairly self-explanatory at first, it is important to know exactly what is considered so …

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Child Custody Jurisdiction & Connecticut

If you are seeking custody of your child, it is important to file your claim with the correct court.  A court may only hear your case if it has proper jurisdiction.  Jurisdiction is the official power of the court to make legal decisions and judgments and is typically governed by state law. The Uniform Child …

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Connecticut Protective Orders

A Brief Guide to Connecticut Protective Orders Unfortunately, there are times when people need protection from family members or others who wish to do them harm. In Connecticut, these types of protection are known broadly as Protective Orders. Connecticut law provides for three different types of protective orders: Protective Orders, Relief from Abuse, and Civil …

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Divorce mediation allows both parties to identify, negotiate and resolve the issues raised by the decision to divorce. The mediator establishes ground rules so that emotionally charged issues can be discussed.

Understanding TRICARE Survivor Benefits

After the nation took a collective pause from everything related to COVID-19 to recognize Memorial Day, we remember the anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Normandy during World War II (D-Day) on June 6 and Flag Day on June 14. Independence Day might be celebrated a bit differently this year, but our reverence and appreciation …

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Modifying Alimony in Connecticut

Modifying Alimony in Connecticut Years after divorce, it is not uncommon for ex-spouses to have to revisit certain terms of the divorce agreement. Alimony is something that often needs modifying, especially if an ex-spouse loses a significant amount of income or shift careers. Any sudden and severe economic downturn will often result in a spike …

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Updated Guidance on Divorce and Custody During and After Covid-19

This is an extremely trying time for everyone dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic.  Families spending so much time together at home, coupled with potential changes in income, employment, childcare schedules, health, and other unforeseen circumstances, can take a significant toll on a marriage. For those contemplating a divorce, or in the midst of one, or …

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Coronavirus Implications on Divorce and Custody

As you may already know, the Connecticut Courts are closed to routine matters until further notice. Some courts will hear priority 1 matters which include domestic violence cases, Restraining Order applications, Ex Parte Emergency Hearings for Custody, and the like. The courts that are hearing priority 1 matters have been reduced to ten statewide.  All …

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3 Ways to Make Divorce Less Stressful for Your Kids

It’s the conversations anyone going through a divorce dreads the most: breaking the news to their children. No matter how perfectly you plan the talk and execute it, your children will still need time to process their emotions and feelings after receiving the life-altering news of their parents’ divorce. While it is true that a …

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4 Benefits of Collaborative Divorce Over Traditional Litigation

Over the years, couples and family law attorneys have begun finding alternatives to traditional court litigation to come up with a final divorce agreement. Despite what you may see on TV or in the movies, there are other ways to handle the divorce process without the yelling and courtroom drama. One of these methods that …

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Our Skills & Expertise

When looking for a Hartford Divorce Lawyer, it’s crucial to retain a skilled attorney. Divorce is a challenging, time-consuming, and emotional process for all parties involved. At  McConnell Family Law, we guide you through every step of the process and will protect your rights, every step of the way.

We have offices in Hartford, New Haven, and New Canaan. Additionally, we can facilitate in-person meetings via appointment in Stamford, Greenwich, and Shelton.

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Paul McConnell

Welcome to McConnell Family Law. Our team of talented attorneys has the experience, track-record, and dedication to best serve you during difficult times. Our team has decades of experience with the handling of Divorce, Collaborative Divorce, Mediation, and all aspects of family law. Additionally, we handle criminal defense cases and personal injury cases. Here is a snapshot of all our family law practice areas. Give us a call today to discuss your needs or set up a meeting at one of our offices throughout Connecticut.

Donna Convicer

Heidi De la Rosa

Frank Corazzelli

Matthew Crockett

Hartford Superior Court

95 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106

Hartford Superior Court

Hartford Superior Court

95 Washington St, Hartford, CT 06106

New Britain Courthouse

20 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051

New Britain Courthouse

New Britain Courthouse

20 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051

Middletown Courthouse

1 Court St, Middletown, CT 06457

Middletown Superior Court

Middletown Courthouse

1 Court St, Middletown, CT 06457

Rockville Courthouse

20 Park St, Rockville, CT 06066

Rockville Courthouse

Rockville Courthouse

20 Park St, Rockville, CT 06066

Hartford Office

638 Prospect Ave. Hartford, CT 06105

What towns does your Hartford office provide representation for?

We can represent you no matter what town you are from, but if your case requires multiple office visits then we recommend selecting our office with the closest proximity. The following non-comprehensive list of towns are probably best served from our Hartford office.

  • Hartford
  • East Hartford
  • West Hartford
  • Glastonbury
  • Farmington
  • Wethersfield
  • Newington
  • Rocky Hill
  • New Britain 
  • Bloomfield
  • South Glastonbury
  • East Glastonbury
  • Manchester
  • Windsor
  • South Windsor
  • Berlin
  • East Berlin
  • Cromwell
  • Granby
  • Avon
  • More
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Note: Saturday and Sunday are phone-in only as well as 5:00pm - 9:00pm Monday - Friday

Hartford Office

638 Prospect Ave. Hartford, CT 06105

Do you have any other offices in Connecticut?

Yes, we do. We also have offices in New Haven and New Canaan. We also offer by appointment only meetings in Greenwich and Stamford. Additionally, we offer online Zoom meetings.

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