Negotiation: Give and Take Where You Keep Control

Negotiation is a key part of any successful divorce. By agreeing to discuss the issues of your divorce you can often avoid the costly, and often risky, process of going to court and letting a judge decide things for you. Negotiation allows you to keep control in the areas that matter to you.

We believe that Negotiation should be the starting point for any divorce process. You will understand the strength of your position and that of your spouse. Because you can focus on areas of mutual agreement it’s easier to get started and create positive momentum that can carry over throughout the process.

Why Have The Law Offices of Donna Buttler Negotiate for You?

Some people believe that negotiation means showing weakness, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Being willing to express what you care about, and to surrender the things you don’t, is a sign of maturity and strength.

At The Law Offices of Donna Buttler Law we respect that strength and:

Help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of your position

Bring serious high-level negotiating skills to the table for you

Offer emotional support options if you need them to help you stay positive and confident

Provide perspective on your spouse’s point of view so you can see their side

Work to maximize the outcome in the ways that most matter you

Why Our Clients Prefer Negotiation

Keep more control of the final outcome.

There’s no assigning blame or repeating old arguments

Easier to make progress because we can begin with areas of agreement

You set your priorities and can focus on what matters to you

Avoid the risk of losing and other worst-case scenarios by reaching a conclusion you, your spouse, and your family can all feel good about.

“Negotiation is not about figuring out who is right or wrong. It is about getting the parties involved to recognize the other party’s perspective.”
– Ann K. Newman

If you would like to know more about how The Law Offices of Donna L. Buttler can bring our negotiating skills and experience to help you Negotiate Your Divorce…

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…


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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“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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