Divorce can be very hard on children. Long drawn-out disagreements involving parenting plans and their custody can make it even harder on them. Not to mental the emotional strain on you.

At The Law Offices of Donna L. Buttler we specialize in Family Law because we care about protecting families and looking out for the best interests of children.

Collaborative Divorce: A Better Solution for Child Custody

We believe that our collaborative divorce options are often the best children. With any of our non-adversarial divorce processes (negotiation, collaboration or mediation) your child:

  • Won’t have to appear in court
  • Suffers less stress and emotional strain
  • Sees you setting a positive example of behavior
  • Has their well being prioritized
  • Is put in the best possible custody situation and with a family plan that will support them

Litigation: When You Need to Fight for Your Child and Your Rights

Unfortunately, sometimes when it comes to child custody, it just isn’t possible for parents to see eye-to-eye. Whether it is because you feel your spouse is being unreasonable or you need to protect the safety and well being of your child, sometimes litigation becomes necessary.

At the Law Offices of Donna Buttler, we have over twenty years of litigation experience in Family Coury and are prepared to represent you in your divorce and handle all related custody issues for you. Because of our extensive experience in Family Court and child custody, we can not only present a strong case to the court, but then also use that strong case to bring your spouse into a more collaborative process where you reach your own agreement and litigation is no longer necessary.

Nothing Is More Important Than Your Child

As their parent, you owe it to your child to understand your custody rights and how to best protect them legally and emotionally during your divorce.

The best thing you can do for them today is talk to an experienced Family Law expert who can answer your specific child custody questions, explain your legal rights, and help you create the best plan for doing your most important job… taking care of your family.

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Donna Buttler


I am Donna Buttler, a family law attorney based in Connecticut. I understand the difficulties that arise during family legal disputes, which is why I take a team-based, holistic approach to helping resolve issues in a way that enables you to move forward with your life. With more than

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Ann Newman


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 mediation and collaborative divorce. I am a certified divorce mediator and I am committed to helping couples find the best solutions.

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“I felt comfortable at the first meeting. Her experience and knowledge were obvious. Donna was my no nonsense advocate.”


“Attorney Buttler successfully brought to complete and final closure a very lengthy and complex family court case that I mistakenly thought had been “closed” many years ago (by a different attorney). I am extremely grateful to Donna for her expert knowledge, skills and guidance that she brought to bear on my behalf to accomplish what I was starting to think was impossible; namely, making sure I would never find myself back in Family court again! Thank you, Donna!”


“I worked with Donna on a difficult divorce settlement adjustment over a 6 month period of time and she was able to structure a revised agreement that at times I didn’t believe was going to be possible to obtain. She was able to accomplish a task that my previous attorney wasn’t able to. She was professional in her presentations along with being creative in thought to broker a deal. Communication took place day/night and sometimes even on weekends. If you are looking for someone that is diligent on your behalf I would highly recommend reaching out to her”


“Donna Buttler represented me in a high conflict divorce. Throughout the divorce process she demonstrated the highest level of professionalism and ethics. Donna Buttler is a knowledgeable, experienced, confident, and determined attorney. She fiercely fought for my interests and the outcome exceeded all expectations. I could not have been happier with the terms of my separation agreement. Donna brought in an outstanding team of professionals, including a psychologist and financial advisor that contributed in solving the complicated issues of my divorce. If you are looking for a family law attorney do not hesitate to retain Donna Buttler. She will not disappoint you!”


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