Collaboration: Your Team Working Together With You

Get divorced without going to court and protect your family’s privacy.

Collaborative Divorce is all about working together to reach the best possible outcome for everyone involved. In this non-adversarial divorce process, you and your lawyer build a team of professionals to negotiate the terms of your divorce with your spouse and their team.

There are times when you need an advocate by your side, but you still want to work with your spouse to resolve your divorce. Collaborative may be the answer. Collaborative divorce is a team-based approach. You and your spouse each have an attorney, and along with other professionals, you agree to negotiate in a confidential, out-of-court process to create solutions that work for both of you. The collaborative approach is designed to preserve both of your interests and needs.

How Collaborative Divorce Works

As your attorney, The Law Offices of Donna L. Buttler serve as your point person guiding you through the process as we:

  • Advocate for your interests and needs
  • Protect your privacy
  • Create and manage your team
  • Support you throughout the negotiation
  • Guide the process to a comprehensive agreement resolving all parenting and financial issues

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Why Our Clients Prefer Collaboration

  • Collaboration over Confrontation creates a less stressful and more positive environment
  • Get the advice you need, in the areas you need it, from people you trust.
  • Feel in control without having to manage all the small details.
  • The right professional can turn complicated issues into simple solutions.
  • An efficient and often faster process that avoids court
  • You get legal advice and an advocate to represent you and only you

“The success of a Collaborative Process depends largely on the quality of the team that the attorneys put together. We work with professionals that are not only knowledgeable but are sensitive to our clients’ needs and bring integrity to negotiation.” – Donna L. Buttler

If you would like to know more about how The Law Offices of Donna L. Buttler can help you use our Collaborative Process to resolve your divorce…


If you would like to speak to one of our experienced family law legal team members to help you decide which process would be the best for you and 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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