How Do I Start?

You Have Problems. We Have Solutions.

Nobody enters into a marriage with the intention of someday getting a divorce. At the Law Offices of Donna L. Buttler, LLC, we know that speaking with one of our family law attorneys is likely the last thing you want to do. We want you to know that we are here for you, ready to provide you with comprehensive legal service to open a new chapter in your life. We have chosen to practice only in family law representing families like yours that are facing the issues and needs unique to the transition of divorce and separation.

So Start By Contacting Us

We offer a short telephone consultation designed to explain the initial steps and answer your most pressing questions. You will speak directly with a member of our experienced legal team who will help you weigh your options and, if necessary, react immediately to protect your rights.

How I Start

Schedule An Initial Consultation

We know that taking this first step can be hard. Meet with an attorney face to face. Bring your questions. Get to know us. Let us get to know you. You will discover that our initial consults are for your benefit and education, designed to be comprehensive and focused on the issues important to you. Everyone has a unique story. It's important for us to understand your goals and interests so the legal action achieves your objectives. Everything you say will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

Sharing this information may take some time. We do not rush you. Our lawyers set aside at least two hours for the initial consult at our Farmington Valley office. And if this is not sufficient, we can schedule additional time so that your questions are answered thoroughly.

Your most important decision — after, of course, deciding that you must go forward with a legal action, whether it is a divorce, an emergency order or post-judgment actions — is how you wish to proceed. When you leave our office, we want to make sure that you understand your options. Most family matters are resolved through some type of discussion and agreement. We will cover the similarities and differences between mediation, collaborative and negotiation, all methods designed to navigate what may be very emotional, complex and conflicted discussions. We will explain the expenses associated with each process and how you may even save costs. We will put you in a position to make an educated choice about which is the best course of action for your family.

And if you find it necessary to take your case to trial, we are there to ensure that you present your facts in a way designed to reach your goals.

You will leave the initial consult knowing how to begin the complicated process of moving forward with your legal issues and develop a road map to achieve the best possible results for your family. We will be by your side through the entire process. This is the beginning.