I am no longer accepting clients
in divorce cases, but you may be interested in the information on
this website, especially the Divorce Primer.
I am referring new divorce
mediation clients to
Frances Calafiore, an experienced mediator and collaborative divorce
lawyer. Fran's Avon office is located at 43 West Main Street. Contact her at
860-296-1555 and visit her Linked in page at
I am also no longer accepting clients
who are seeking representation for injuries related to childhood
sexual abuse. I am referring those individuals to Attorney Richard
Kenny. Rick and I have worked together on many abuse cases over the
last 20 years, including the Saint Francis Hospital Case (Dr.
Reardon) and a number of school cases. You can reach Rick at (860)
246-2700, 21 Oak Street, Suite 208, Hartford 06106. Visit his
website at www.kou-law.com More
information is available in the "Victims Litigation" Section of the
Streamlined procedures for couples with "Simple Divorces" have been
enacted and will be effective October 1, 2015. Couples can also get
divorced before the 90-day waiting period if requirements are met.
Susan K. Smith, Attorney, Mediator and Victim
Advocate - Avon CT 06001
online publication, a "Connecticut Divorce Primer,"
contains Connecticut family law basics in an easy to read topical
Susan is a co-founder of the
Collaborative Divorce Lawyers
Association, a group of specially trained
collaborative practitioners in the northern Connecticut region. See article
Mediation and Collaboration in Connecticut.
Sexual Abuse Litigation: Sue has represented victims of sexual abuse for more than 25 years.
Click Victims Litigation above. She has represented victims in cases against medical
professionals, teachers, coaches, family members, professionals, and private
Sue has been included in the
Martindale-Hubbell (Peer Review Ratings) for more than 15 years. She has been
rated as Distinguished for Very High Legal Ability and Ethical Standards. She
has had a distinguished academic career, including the distinction of graduating
first in her law school class, serving as Executive Editor on the Connecticut
Law Review and earning numerous