Maureen Zavatone is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. As an investment professional with 20 years experience, her passion is providing women with education and information to apply thoughtful, practical solutions to their planning and investment needs.
Maureen holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut and a Masters in Business Administration from Northeastern University.
Meghan Freed focuses her practice on family law. She is particularly experienced with alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation, is a graduate of Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation, and has supplemented her formal legal education with advanced training in mediation.
Meghan has been widely recognized for her leadership in the legal community. In 2013, Meghan was named a Hartford Business Journal 40 Under Forty winner, and a Connecticut Law Tribune New Leader of the Law. She was included on the New England Super Lawyers® Rising Star list in 2013 for general litigation, in 2014 for her estate planning work, and again in 2015 – 2017 for her family law work. In 2014 the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) named her one of 40 Women for the Next 40 Years.
Meghan is also particularly proud of her practice within the LGBT community. Her name appears in the Connecticut Supreme Court’s groundbreaking decision on marriage equality, Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health, for which she co-authored an amicus curiae brief on behalf of theHuman Rights Campaign. Meghan has appeared on WNPR’s Colin McEnroe Show speaking about the state of divorce – same sex or otherwise, WNPR’s Where We Live, discussing the impact of the United States Supreme Court’s decisions in the same sex marriage cases, United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry, and on Lite 100.5 FM WRCH discussing the impact of divorce on clients’ emotional health. She is a founding executive board member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s LGBT Section. In 2015 she was named one of the National LGBT Bar Association‘s Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40.
Meghan attended Mount Holyoke College . In 2004, she received her law degree cum laude from the Western New England College School of Law. While there, she received the highest distinction conferred by the Law School, the Norman Prance Award.
Meghan loves Hartford, writing, traveling, skiing, yoga, and the beach and the woods.
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
Courtney focuses her practice on family law. Courtney’s social work background helps fuel her passion for family law and the wellness of others. To Courtney, it’s not just about giving legal advice. It’s about guiding her clients through a difficult time and helping them and their children on their journey to their best and true selves. She is a member of the Waterbury Bar, the Milford Bar and the Connecticut Bar Association. She serves as a board member for the Connecticut Partnership for Children, an organization providing necessities and school supplies to low income children throughout the state.
Family is very important to Courtney. She’s the second of three children, and adores her two nephews. She has two dogs, Fitzpatrick the Shih Tzu mix and Remmy the Pitbull. The three of them love to spend time hiking or at the beach.
Courtney studied social work at Providence College, where she was a member of the Alpha Delta Mu social work honor society and graduated cum laude. She attended Quinnipiac School of Law, and studied abroad program in Ireland. While at Quinnipiac, Courtney received the Distinguished Academic Achievement Award for Juvenile Law. She participated in the Society for Dispute Resolution, where she served as both the Treasurer and VP of Internal Competition.
Courtney is committed to her belief that everyone deserves the very best she has to give.
“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kristen’s approach to her legal practice is as hands-on as her approach to life. Kristen has supplemented her formal legal education with advanced training in mediation, and is a member of the Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce.
Kristen is a graduate of the Quinnipiac University School of Law and the Honors Program at the University of Connecticut, and also studied Irish, European, international and comparative law at Trinity College in Dublin. She is a founding executive board member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s LGBT Section, and is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, the Hartford County Bar Association and the National LGBT Bar Association. In 2013, she was a panelist at the Connecticut Bar Association symposium “Supreme Change: The Legal Landscape After Windsor,” speaking on the practical implications of theWindsor decision on LGBT clients in practice areas including immigration, family law, tax, and estate planning. In 2014 she guest lectured at her law school alma mater on same-sex estate planning, and was a guest panelist on “The Business of Law” at the University of Connecticut School of Law. In 2015, she was a speaker on family law at the Connecticut Bar Association’s panel on “Recent Developments in Marriage Equality and Some Practical Implications for Practitioners.”
Jane is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 30 years of experience. She specializes and focuses her practice on working with individuals, couples and families going through divorce, as they cope with the closely-related topics of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, communication, and parenting conflicts, and other issues that affect individuals going through this transitional time.
Jacquelynn M. Boudinot is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, National Certified Counselor, Certified Divorce Mediator and Certified Family Trauma Professional. She serves on the Regional Mental Health Board for Catchment Area 10 as an at-large member and is the Secretary for True Colors, a non-profit organization working for the LGBTQ+ youth of Connecticut.
Jackie has a private practice in Essex, Middlesex Wellness & Mediation, LLC and works as a per diem clinician at Old Saybrook Youth and Family. Jackie also teaches parenting education classes for the state at Westbrook Youth and Family.
She earned her Bachelors in Psychology from Argosy University and completed her graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy through Capella University. Jackie offers counseling for individuals, couples and families and she facilitates community groups and presentations on a variety of topics.
The Second Saturday of each month:
NOTE: MAY DATE CHANGED TO 5/19 DUE TO MOTHERS DAY WEEKEND
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8:45 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
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Net proceeds are donated to the Children’s Law Center of Connecticut