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Serving all of Connecticut including Branford, Bridgeport, Clinton, East Haven, Fairfield, Guilford, Hamden, Killingworth, Madison,

Middletown, New Haven, North Haven, Norwalk, Old Saybrook, Stamford, Stratford, and Westport,

ATTORNEY

THEA BOURKE MARTIN

Partner


I work with divorcing couples who aren’t looking for a one-size-fits-all divorce. They have built a family and a life together, and while they are in conflict and realize it's time for a divorce, they don’t want to lose everything they have created. They want the tools to get them through the fighting and rough times so they can make decisions about money, kids, and their future. They don’t want their family’s future decided by a judge.

As an Attorney and Mediator, I don’t take control and tell people what to do. I walk with them and help them see clearly and make better decisions. When they are stuck I help find alternative solutions that will serve them for a lifetime, rather than simply reacting out of pain or fear.

I’ve spent more than 15 years as an Attorney, seeing first hand how litigation and adversarial divorce can hurt families. I have also seen some creative solutions that have helped couples and children move forward. My Mission is to change the way couples divorce by bringing power and information back into the hands of individuals. I do this in three ways:

1. Empowered Mediation;

2. Collaborative Divorce; and

3. Transformative Divorce Coaching.

 


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce, Trustee
Divorce Solutions of Connecticut

Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Fairfield County
International Association of Collaborative Professionals
Academy of Professional Family Mediators

National Association for Community Mediation
Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law Committee
New Haven County Bar Association, Family Law Committee

PRO BONO SERVICE

Statewide Legal Services
Volunteer Family Law Attorney

Community Mediation, Inc

Trainer and Mediator

Women & Family Life Center

Board of Trustees

Connecticut Women's Education & Legal Fund
Cooperating Attorney

TESTIMONIALS

Attorney Martin was extremely professional and empathic. She explained the legal options in a clear and concise way that made a difficult situation more manageable. If you want a fierce advocate who also genuinely cares about the well being of you and your family, you will find it with her. Attorney Martin is excellent.

A Family Law Client

Thea made sure I wasn't taken advantage of. She did a fantastic job and was always looking out for my well being. If you're looking for a great divorce attorney, Thea is your woman.

A Family Law Client