Divorce and Family Law

Compassionate divorce attorney Manchester Vernon CT

Navigating through family law matters can be stressful and emotional. Our divorce and family law attorneys will help guide you through these trying times and support you every step of the way. Attorney Douglas Manion has practiced family law for over 35 years and serves as a Special Master for Family Matters in the Tolland County Judicial District. Attorney Brandon Fontaine was recently named a 2021 Top 10 Family Law Attorney Under 40 in Connecticut. Our family law attorneys 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. They have experience with the following:

  • Divorce and legal separation
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Alimony and child support
  • Post-judgment issues and modifications
  • Domestic violence
  • Paternity
  • Prenups and postnups

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. 

Our divorce lawyers work 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 utlize available resources including Family Relations, the Victim's Advocate Program, and private domestic violence services to protect our clients and/or their children. 

Our divorce legal team Vernon Manchester CT

Reviews for KKC's family law attorneys:
"Attorney Manion represented me in my divorce case. Attorney Manion was always accessible and went out of his way to address any concerns/issues that I had. In addition, Attorney Manion always had my best interests and the best interests of my children in mind. With Attorney Manion as my attorney, I was represented by a highly skilled, competent and caring lawyer."

"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."

"Attorney Manion was a recommendation from another attorney that felt they lacked the specific case knowledge to properly address the issues in my divorce. It was an excellent referral. Attorney Manion's knowledge of the subject, timeframe, and what type of issues to expect was very comforting going through a very difficult time. I could rely on a quick response to any issues or questions I had, and they were explained in a way that someone like myself, not in the legal field, could understand. There are/were children involved in my divorce, and that was a very difficult situation in regard to protecting the best interest of the kids, and I believe Attorney Manion truly did take this matter to heart, protecting my kids, ensuring they will be safe and free to enjoy a split family life with minimal disruptions."

Our Family Law Attorneys:

Brandon B. Fontaine

Douglas K. Manion

Helpful Information:

Modifying Child Support, Alimony, and Parenting Plans