Robert Fried

2 Congress Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06114
United States
Office Phone: 8607286644
Member since 2007
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

As a litigator for decades, I witnessed the destruction of families fighting courtroom battles and ultimately becoming unable to co-parent their children effectively. Adults divorce themselves -- not their children. I help divorce people from each other without damaging families.

Most people do not want, or need, a "War of the Roses". While not for everyone, a person seeking to end a marriage, should be aware that there are other options to litigation. Non-adversarial divorce present excellent alternatives,whether collaboration and mediation. A person seeking to end a marriage should be aware that there are other options to litigation. Especially now, with COVID closing courthouses, using the collaborative process or mediation allows divorcing parties to resolve their differences and move forward with a divorce; without ever entering a courthouse,

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law, Mediation
License(s): Connecticut, 1972

Professional Activities

Connecticut Bar Association Family Law Section (1974 to present) ~Connecticut Bar Association Family Law Section Executive Committee (1998 to present) ~Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce (1990s to present) ~Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Group. (2004 to present); former co-president. ~Divorce Solutions of CT (2008 to present)

Undergraduate Education

University of Connecticut, B.A. in 1968

Professional Education

University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D. in 1972
University of Connecticut National Moot Court, 1971


Most people do not want to go to war. Collaborative divorce and mediation allow people to discuss their issues, their children, their finances, in a private setting. We do not threaten to go to Court; we do not go to Court. I have seen and participated in divorce wars in the Courtroom. It is not good for the parties; it is not good for the children. I have been a mediator for more than 30 years and a collaborative practitioner since 2002. Collaborative divorce and mediation offers divorcing parties an alternative to litigation; a kinder way to resolve marital disputes respectfully. Collaborative divorce is still the "new kid on the block". With every successfully negotiated collaborative divorce, I become more enthusiastic about the process and its benefits. I am available to my clients six days a week and offer video conferencing for clients who prefer that means of communication.