Louden, Katz & McGrath, with 85 years of combined experience, practices family law throughout Connecticut — from premarital agreements to divorce to post-divorce matters.
As advocates for our clients, our approach is firm and assertive. We balance strong advocacy with being reasonable and reaching constructive results.
In the context of our divorce work, we deal with such related areas as business, real estate, retirement plans, child development, taxes, estates and trusts, and the emotional impact of divorce. The term "family law" broadly encompasses all that we do. "Matrimonial law" and "divorce law," while often used synonymously with "family law," technically are narrower, applying only to legal issues related to marriage.
Although much of our practice involves litigation, 95% of our cases are ultimately settled through negotiation rather than trial. We have tried many cases, however, when necessary to achieve a positive result.
Through divorce mediation and collaborative divorce, we offer couples a respectful and nonadversarial approach to end their marriages with a minimum of acrimony and professional intervention.
We limit the number of clients we accept and prefer clients who want to be constructive, rather than destructive, and who want to help themselves.
Louden, Katz & McGrath serves the matrimonial law field through writing and teaching, and serves society by handling some cases on a no-fee basis.