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Westport Family Law Attorneys Serving Clients Across Connecticut

The outcome of a divorce or other family law matter will have an immeasurable impact on your life. An experienced lawyer can be instrumental in achieving your objectives and helping you move forward on favorable terms. It is critical to enlist the services of legal counsel who is smart, experienced, dynamic and strategic at the earliest opportunity.

At BRODER & ORLAND LLC, our Westport-based law firm concentrates exclusively on family law, including matrimonial law and divorce. Our attorneys deftly grasp the numerous issues at stake in any family law matter and will utilize our extensive experience to help our clients navigate the legal process.

Our Philosophy

Exceptional legal representation and the highest levels of client service form the hallmarks of our practice. As one of the largest family law firms in Connecticut, we have the experience and resources to address the full range of family law matters. Our founding partners, Eric J. Broder and Carole Topol Orland, offer more than a half-century of legal experience. Eric and Carole are joined by a number of excellent associate attorneys and paralegals. Whenever applicable, we work with highly qualified experts to support our clients' cases.

In every family law matter — whether involving a prenuptial agreement, divorce, alimony, child support, child custody, visitation and parenting plans, business valuation, property division or a post-judgment matter — our lawyers are sensitive to each client's emotional and financial needs. We are committed to resolving each case efficiently and effectively. When appropriate, we are strong and assertive advocates, providing vigorous representation to our clients. In cases that require a more conciliatory approach, we often seek a resolution through negotiation or mediation. Our overarching objective in each matter is to meet our client's specific needs.


Call 203-222-4949 or complete our online contact form to schedule a consultation.

55 Greens Farms Road
Westport, CT 06880

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Noteworthy Events

  • Eric J. Broder and Carole Topol Orland announce that Lauren M. Healy has become a partner, January 2016

    Since joining BRODER & ORLAND LLC in 2007, Lauren has handled some of Connecticut's most significant and distinctive Matrimonial and Family law cases, including those with sophisticated financial matters and complex children's issues. She has met with much success in settling and trying cases, and has proven adept at knowing when to do either. Lauren has been consistently recognized for her abilities by the Court and her peers, for which she has received numerous awards and distinctions.

  • Andrew M. Eliot, Esq. joins BRODER & ORLAND LLC, October 2015

    Prior to joining BRODER & ORLAND LLC, Andy worked at one of the largest matrimonial and family law firms in New York. He has handled a variety of high net-worth divorces and complex custody matters through trial and appeals.

  • BRODER & ORLAND LLC congratulates its outstanding lawyers who have been selected to the 2015 Super Lawyers list, October 19, 2015

    Carole Topol Orland and Eric J. Broder have both been selected to the 2015 Connecticut Super Lawyers list. Additionally, Lauren M. Healy, Sarah E. Murray and Christopher J. DeMattie were chosen for the 2015 Rising Star list. Andrew M. Eliot, who recently joined the firm from Chemtob Moss & Forman, LLP in New York City, was selected to the 2015 New York Super Lawyers list.

    Super Lawyers selects outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars list, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list. The annual selections are made through a process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area, resulting in a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

    Link below outlines the selection process:


  • BRODER & ORLAND LLC Announces Sarah Murray, Esq. has been selected a New Leader in the Law by the Connecticut Law Tribune, September 30, 2015

    Sarah E. Murray, Esq., an attorney at BRODER & ORLAND LLC in Westport, CT, has been selected by the Connecticut Law Tribune as a New Leader in the Law. In announcing her selection, the Tribune indicated, “Each member of the five-judge panel sifted through dozens of entries and gave scores to each nominee in the categories ranging from ‘contributions to the law’ to bar association efforts, pro bono work and peer recognition.”

    The New Leader in the Law dinner and presentation will take place on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at The Bond Ballroom in Hartford .

  • Lauren Healy speaks at Second Saturday Workshop, September 12, 2015

    Attorney Lauren Healy participated as a guest speaker at Second Saturday, a critically acclaimed workshop and community, founded in 1989, providing seminars that offer non-biased financial, emotional and legal advice from qualified local professionals to individuals and families facing divorce.

  • Lauren Healy presents a national NBI teleconference, September 10, 2015

    Attorney Lauren Healy participated as a guest speaker for the National Business Institute presenting a national teleconference on September 10, 2015. The presentation title was "Motions in Divorce - with Examples.".

  • Carole Topol Orland is published by FCBJ, August 17, 2015

    Attorney Carole Topol Orland’s article “Who Gets the House in a Divorce” was published by the Fairfield County Business Journal in the August 17, 2015 issue and discusses issues surrounding this not so simple question.

Noteworthy cases *

  • BRODER & ORLAND LLC prevails in favor of client in Post Judgment hearing, April 2015

    BRODER & ORLAND LLC represented a client in a post-judgment hearing wherein she claimed her ex-Husband was in contempt and owed her $60,804 in past due childcare expenses, child support, and unreimbursed medical expenses. The Court found the ex-Husband to be in willful contempt and ordered him to pay his ex-Wife $60,804 within two weeks and to pay all of her legal fees incurred.

  • Ferri v. Ferri 2014 WL 7638030 (Conn. Super., August 12, 2014)

    BRODER & ORLAND LLC represented Husband in dissolution trial wherein Wife’s potential property distribution, after the expiration of all related appeals, is limited to approximately $12MM over 4 years, despite Husband having been the beneficiary of a trust that the Wife claimed was valued at $200MM - $250MM dollars. Additionally, alimony will end upon the first property distribution payment to the Wife.

  • Wilson v. Wilson 2014 WL 7156650 (Conn. Super., November 10, 2014)

    BRODER & ORLAND LLC represented Father in post-judgment relocation trial wherein Mother was denied her request to move child to California where her new husband is employed in the financial industry.

  • Dan v. Dan 315 Conn. 1 (2014)

    Landmark Supreme Court decision holding that the modification of an alimony award typically is not justified where the only substantial change in circumstances after the divorce is an increase in the alimony payor’s income and where the alimony award continues to meet the original purpose for which it was made. BRODER & ORLAND LLC represented the alimony payor, who was ultimately successful on appeal, in the post-judgment modification trial.

  • * These are brief summaries. You should not rely on these summaries as full statements or analyses of the law that may apply in your case. Past outcomes are not necessarily an indicator of future results.