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My Practice

 

I began this journey in 1984 when a sage teacher of mine said "why stop here".  I've now been practicing law for more than 30 years. 

 

My goal is to share the legal skills that I have with others to obtain a just result and in the process, guide clients through what is usually a most difficult time in their life.  Of course it is not charity - I do that in other ways - but I believe that a reasonable legal fee for professional assistance should be the norm.

 

I am a practical attorney and understand that there is a real need for reasonably priced legal services that get the job done.  I will work with you to get the job done in a competent and professional manner at a fair and reasonable cost.

 

Services
 
Welcome to my website!
 
In these harsh economic times, I pride myself on making quality legal services available at reasonable and affordable cost.  

 

I am a full service law firm.  I provide services for simple divorce and custody situations which can be done at low cost as well as highly contested trial work.  I am not afraid to go to court for you.  On the other side of the coin, I will competently negotiate a favorable settlement for you if the circumstances are appropriate.

 

I also provide a low-cost individual clinical workshop for those who want to represent themselves and provide limited appearance services.

 

Although the majority of my practice involves family law matters, I am also well versed in other types of court work, minor criminal matters, juvenile proceedings, personal injury, federal court practice, general litigation, real estate sales and estate planning.

 

You can also be rest assured that if I do not believe I am able to handle your specific matter, I network with many other qualified lawyers who do bankruptcy, medical malpractice and other technically specific areas of the law.

News & Publications

The Connecticut Judicial Website povides many articles, pamphlets and videos on all areas of the law.  See http://jud.ct.gov/pub.htm

 

LIMITED SCOPE APPEARANCES

 

A new concept has been available in the family law arena for about a year and can be of great assistance.  

 

Sometimes you only need an attorney to handle a limited issue in your case.  In other words, you don't want to pay a huge retainer to have them negotiate your entire divorce, but only want them to argue alimony during the pendency of the action.  You can hire an attorney to do that.  Our office is willing and able to provide that single service at a fraction of the cost of representation.

 

This is also known as unbundled representation.  Although it is always a good idea to have an attorney working with you on the issues of a divorce or custody matter, it can be very expensive.  Breaking it down to the specific sometimes more difficult issues allows you to spend money (and sometimes be able to deduct it!) where you really need it.

 

Contact us if you would like to review specific troublesome issues in your otherwise friendly divorce.

(860) 489-8121.

Contact Me

FOR A FREE CONSULTATION

860-489-8121

One Torrington Office Plaza

Suite 307
"The Glass Building"
Torrington, CT  06790

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EMAIL

maureen.donahue@snet.net

 

Areas of Practice
 
FREE
NO OBLIGATION  INITIAL CONSULTATION ALWAYS AVAILABLE.
 
Divorce - simple to high conflict

 

Custody - representing both mothers and fathers

 

Modifications - alimony, custody, visitation and support

Criminal Law​

Certified Guardian ad Litem

Real Estate


Civil Litigation - Collections; Personal injury, Employment Law​

Housing Law​​​​​

 

Wills and Estates

Notary Public​​​​​​​​​

 

CREATIVE AND AFFORDABLE FEE STRUCTURES ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE

Disclaimer:  The information contained in this website is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any matter.