Divorce and Family Law

Compassionate divorce attorney Manchester Vernon CT

Family Law


Navigating through family law matters can be stressful and emotional. Our divorce attorney, Brandon Fontaine, will help guide you through these trying times and support you every step of the way. Attorney Fontaine was named a Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Connecticut in 2021, 2022, and 2023. He will explain your available options, give you an honest assessment of your case, help you decide on the best course of action, and keep you informed through every stage of the process to protect your legal rights and personal interests. He has experience with the following:

  • Divorce and legal separation
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Alimony and child support
  • Post-judgment issues and modifications
  • Restraining orders/Domestic violence                                                                                            
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Appeals

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FAQs About Divorce & Family Law


Getting a divorce is an unpleasant reality for many families. We will initiate and defend these proceedings and pursue temporary orders to protect your interests while the case is pending. We'll strategically utilize available resources to negotiate an equitable final agreement and also assist with negotiation of alimony, transfer of real estate, distribution of pension plans, and division of debts and liabilities. While experienced in court when needed, our first goal in most cases is to reach an amicable, cost-effective resolution for your family.

Our divorce lawyer works with other departments in the firm to assist clients with special issues that may arise during the divorce process. If any real property is involved, our real estate department can seamlessly assist with the transfer of real estate, and our estate planning department can provide clients with new wills and estate plans. 

Custody, child support, and visitation can be an especially difficult issue for couples. We consult with and, when necessary, use experts such as child psychologists/psychiatrists, therapists, and evaluators to assist in these cases. If an equitable agreement cannot be reached, we are experienced at bringing these cases to trial.

Paternity can factor into child custody and child support cases. We can represent either parent when establishing paternity, either through agreement or court-ordered DNA testing, and can secure court orders regarding custody, child support, and visitation. 

If you are a victim of Domestic violence, your safety is paramount to us. We have experience securing legal protection through restraining orders and/or protective orders and utilize available resources including Family Relations, the Victim's Advocate Program, and private domestic violence services to protect our clients and/or their children. 

Divorce is difficult. One thing that makes it a little bit easier is having a professional divorce lawyer. A good divorce lawyer will guide you in mediation, provide advice on how to maintain balance throughout the process, and navigate you through the technicalities of the divorce so that you can focus on keeping all other aspects of your life intact.

Contact Attorney Brandon Fontaine at Kahan Kerensky Capossela today to schedule a consultation. We proudly serve residents throughout Vernon, Tolland, South Windsor, Ellington, Coventry, Manchester, Glastonbury, Hartford, and all surrounding regions throughout Connecticut.

Top Ten Divorce Family Law Attorney in Connecticut

Reviews for Attorney Brandon Fontaine:

"Brandon had a gentleness and a patience about him that made me feel comfortable enough to share with him all the ugly, scary, humiliating, embarrassing details of what we were going through. He spent an extensive amount of time in the days leading up to our court date making sure I was prepared and knew what to expect. Although he was gentle and patient with me before our court date, in the court room he had another side of him, when it came time to protect his client and make sure I was heard. He was sharp and tough without being disrespectful or condescending to our opposer. I truly felt protected, heard, seen. Best of all, we won the case. He truly is an authentic human being, incredibly smart, detail oriented, and incredibly patient, but also thorough, tough, and incredibly sharp in the courtroom. I can't recommend him enough and will forever remember him and be grateful for what he did for me and my family."

"I hired Brandon to prepare a prenuptial agreement for me earlier this year prior to my wedding. He took what could have been an awkward experience for me and my fiancee, and instead made it a really comfortable and easy process. He emphasized to me that it was just our chance to plan our marriage and create our own rules rather than be bound by CT laws. He was really detail-oriented in his contract wording, considering all the scenarios that could come up over a short or long marriage, and thoroughly explained the legal reasoning behind everything. I'd highly recommend Brandon for any family law or contract needs."

Our Family Law Attorney:

Brandon B. Fontaine

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