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Nobody enters into a marriage with the intention of someday getting a divorce. At the Law Offices of Donna L. Buttler, LLC, we know that speaking with one of our family law attorneys is likely the last thing you want to do. We want you to know that we are here for you, ready to provide you with comprehensive legal service to open a new chapter in your life. We have chosen to practice only in family law representing families like yours that are facing the issues and needs unique to the transition of divorce and separation.

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We are attorneys who are dedicated to the practice of family law, including issues surrounding divorce, child custody and parenting plans, alimony and support, restraining orders and prenuptial agreements.

Schedule An Initial Consultation

We know that taking this first step can be hard. Meet with an attorney face to face. Bring your questions. Get to know us. Let us get to know you. You will discover that our initial consults are for your benefit and education, designed to be comprehensive and focused on the issues important to you. Everyone has a unique story. It’s important for us to understand your goals and interests so the legal action achieves your objectives. Everything you say will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

Sharing this information may take some time. We do not rush you. Our lawyers set aside at least two hours for the initial consult at our Farmington Valley office. And if this is not sufficient, we can schedule additional time so that your questions are answered thoroughly.

Your most important decision — after, of course, deciding that you must go forward with a legal action, whether it is a divorce, an emergency order or post-judgment actions — is how you wish to proceed. When you leave our office, we want to make sure that you understand your options. Most family matters are resolved through some type of discussion and agreement. We will cover the similarities and differences between mediation, collaborative and negotiation, all methods designed to navigate what may be very emotional, complex and conflicted discussions. We will explain the expenses associated with each process and how you may even save costs. We will put you in a position to make an educated choice about which is the best course of action for your family.

And if you find it necessary to take your case to trial, we are there to ensure that you present your facts in a way designed to reach your goals.

You will leave the initial consult knowing how to begin the complicated process of moving forward with your legal issues and develop a road map to achieve the best possible results for your family. We will be by your side through the entire process. This is the beginning.

Donna Buttler


I am Donna Buttler, a family law attorney based in Connecticut. I understand the difficulties that arise during family legal disputes, which is why I take a team-based, holistic approach to helping resolve issues in a way that enables you to move forward with your life. With more than

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Ann Newman


As an attorney, I have spent more than twenty years working with families in family law and child protection matters. I believe in the processes of mediation and collaborative divorce. I am a certified divorce mediator and I am committed to helping couples find the best solutions.

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Hear From Our Satisfied Clients

Smart, experienced and confident”

“I felt comfortable at the first meeting. Her experience and knowledge were obvious. Donna was my no nonsense advocate.”


“Attorney Buttler successfully brought to complete and final closure a very lengthy and complex family court case that I mistakenly thought had been “closed” many years ago (by a different attorney). I am extremely grateful to Donna for her expert knowledge, skills and guidance that she brought to bear on my behalf to accomplish what I was starting to think was impossible; namely, making sure I would never find myself back in Family court again! Thank you, Donna!”


“I worked with Donna on a difficult divorce settlement adjustment over a 6 month period of time and she was able to structure a revised agreement that at times I didn’t believe was going to be possible to obtain. She was able to accomplish a task that my previous attorney wasn’t able to. She was professional in her presentations along with being creative in thought to broker a deal. Communication took place day/night and sometimes even on weekends. If you are looking for someone that is diligent on your behalf I would highly recommend reaching out to her”


“Donna Buttler represented me in a high conflict divorce. Throughout the divorce process she demonstrated the highest level of professionalism and ethics. Donna Buttler is a knowledgeable, experienced, confident, and determined attorney. She fiercely fought for my interests and the outcome exceeded all expectations. I could not have been happier with the terms of my separation agreement. Donna brought in an outstanding team of professionals, including a psychologist and financial advisor that contributed in solving the complicated issues of my divorce. If you are looking for a family law attorney do not hesitate to retain Donna Buttler. She will not disappoint you!”


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