Divorce & Family Law – Westport and Greenwich, CT

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 and Greenwich-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 partners, 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.

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Depositions in a Connecticut Divorce Case

This Week’s Blog by Christopher J. DeMattie What is a Deposition?  A Deposition is when you, your spouse, or a …

What is Legal Separation in Connecticut?

This Week’s blog by Lauren M. Healy What is Legal Separation?  Legal Separation is a lawsuit that is commenced by …

Common Questions about Alimony in Connecticut

This Week’s Blog by Eric J. Broder Is Alimony Mandatory in Connecticut? There is no requirement that alimony must be …

Children and Custody Disputes: Do My Child’s Wishes Matter?

This Week’s Blog by Andrew M. Eliot Must a Judge Consider My Child’s Wishes in a Custody Dispute? No.  It …

Testimonials

The attorneys at Broder & Orland LLC are top notch lawyers as well as terrific people. I have worked with Carole Orland, Eric Broder, Sarah Murray, and Chris DeMattie on a number of matters in the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts. Across the board, their preparation and presentation of matrimonial cases are among the best I have ever seen. They care about their clients...I cannot recommend them more highly!

Attorney Broder handled my case professionally, with understanding and to a desirable outcome...His knowledge of the divorce process and skilled negotiating were trumped only by his concern for the children involved, invaluable to say the least. Respected by both sides of the table, Attorney Broder was highly recommended to me by several fellow lawyers as well as by individuals who he had represented – I similarly endorse him without hesitation.

Carole Orland and Lauren Healy represented me in an extremely complicated, contentious and difficult case. They provided sound strategic advice, thorough preparation at every turn, aggressiveness when needed yet ability to see opportunities for compromise, an accurate read of situations borne of experience, and expertise in complicated financial matters. They are professionals of the highest order and people whom I regard with tremendous respect.

In the most unfortunate and painful circumstances, Eric Broder (and his entire firm, from receptionists to paralegals to partners) did an amazing job-not only in securing a great settlement, but...was incredibly patient, sensitive, and understanding of intense emotions and the big picture throughout the entire process...While one hopes his services are never needed, if they ever should be, you will be in the best hands!

Firm News

Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish: Christopher J. DeMattie to Present at Upcoming NBI Seminar

Much has been said about the issues discussed in divorce. But what about the procedures? Are you intimately familiar with …

Carole T. Orland Quoted in the Connecticut Law Tribune, September 2018

Have you ever wondered how attorneys deal with the trials and tribulations of the job? The Connecticut Law Tribune set …

Attorneys Broder and Orland Recognized by Best Lawyers®, 2019

Broder & Orland LLC is thrilled to announce that its founding partners, Attorneys Eric J. Broder and Carole Topol Orland, …

Does Cheating Affect Child Support and Child Custody? Eric J. Broder Quoted in Romper, April 2018

Two articles recently published on romper.com detail the ways which child support is calculated during dissolution proceedings, and addresses several …