The Law Offices of Bonnie Robson

Child-Centered, Collaborative and Mediated Divorce

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Firm Overview

In addition to my law degree, I have an advanced degree in child development. For the past 15 years, I have shared an office with my husband, who is a child and adolescent psychiatrist. He is flexibly available for consultation around specific child-related issues in divorce, for instance, in cases where pre-existing vulnerabilities exist.

The focus of my work is on helping divorcing families navigate difficult parenting and financial issues in ways that preserve the integrity of the family, while dissolving the marriage. Because of my conviction that non-adversarial divorce markedly reduces the damage to children and parents, I have limited my practice to the two non-adversarial approaches to divorce: mediation and collaborative divorce. In addition, I am often asked to provide divorce consultation to individuals and couples in the following areas:

Main Office

Main
18 North Main St., 2nd Floor
West Hartford  CT  06107

Phone
  • (860) 561-4178
Fax
  • (860) 561-4183

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

My initial consultation provides essential information and knowledge, based on my careers in child development and law and is based on my hourly fee.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

No. My fees are based on how many hours I spend on the matter.

Hourly Rates

$300 per hour.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Office Manager

Sue Famiglietti.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I wanted to help children and families. I knew that contentious, adversarial divorce would only serve to rupture the vulnerable family system, so mediation and collaborative divorce were of interest to me.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Clients who are well-educated in these matters more easily traverse the rough terrain that divorce involves. Mediation and divorce maximize client control of the divorce process.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I often serve as review counsel for the clients of other divorce mediators. I will review the agreement reached in mediation, and provide a legal analysis of the agreement, complete with any recommendations for revisions. I also assist my clients in the preparation of their financial documents and other court-required documentation.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I am willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves. I will help prepare the paperwork and educate them around the issues that must be addressed in their divorce.

Bonnie C. Robson

License
  • Bar Number: 309303
    Connecticut , 1988
Education
  • Northeastern University School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1988
    Boston, MA
    Family Law
  • Wheelock College
    M.Ed , 1976
    Boston, MA
  • University of Rochester
    B.A. , 1970
    Rochester, NY
    Psychology

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