Divorce and dissolution of marriage, same sex marriage. High conflict and high asset and income cases, with complex issues of alimony, asset division, asset valuation, and asset characterization.

Parenting Issues

Parenting issues, including custody, parenting schedules, support issues, special needs children.

Post-Judgment Proceedings

Post-judgment proceedings, including modifications, and enforcement of existing orders.


Litigation Based Approach

When you have exhausted all other mechanisms to resolve your issues, and need the process of the judicial system, our firm has 34 years of courtroom and trial experience.

Support Based Approach to Alternative Dispute Resolution

In addition to a litigation based approach, counsel also encourages any and all alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, such as mediation, and may act in a capacity to foster and support the ADR approaches, including consultant, back-up counsel and advisor. This can be tailored to suit the needs of the client, including:

  • Pre-ADR consultation to understand the issues and likely outcomes to the issues
  • Pre-ADR and continuing consultation to organize information and help formulate resolutions
  • Consultation and advice for any proposed resolution
  • Review of drafts of legal documents, including Agreements, Financial Affidavits, Child Support Guidelines


Melissa A. Buckley is the actively practicing member of the firm and is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Connecticut law school. John J. Buckley, now of counsel, is also a graduate of Yale University and the University of Connecticut law school.