Litigation:- Going to Court as a Last Resort

We believe that our non-confrontational divorce options create a smoother process and superior outcomes for everyone involved, but unfortunately, sometimes litigation is necessary. When collaboration, mediation, and negotiation are off the table, you need a lawyer with the experience to fight for you in court.

At Donna L. Buttler Law, we have over twenty years representing the rights of our clients here in the Farmington Valley and we are ready to represent you in family court.

Having experienced counsel on your side from the beginning will provide you with more options and strengthen your overall position. This will significantly increase the likelihood that you will be able to settle your divorce without ever having to go to court.

We prefer to think of litigation as a last resort, but because non-confrontational divorce is still relatively new, it is often what people expect when getting divorced. Our extensive family law experience means that we can begin the litigation process for you now while still keeping your options for collaboration, negotiation or mediation, open to you.

If you would like to know more about how Donna L. Buttler Law can help you take your divorce to court through litigation…

If you would like to speak to one of our experienced family law legal team members to help you decide which process would be the best for you and your family…



“I am an experienced litigator who has conducted trials for over twenty years.”
– Donna L. Buttler

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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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