Robert Fried

Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Group
2 Congress St.
Hartford, Connecticut 06114
United States
Office: 860-728-6644
Member since 2007
Membership Type: IACP
Profession(s): Lawyer

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.

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.

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 and present) ~Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Group. (2004 to present); presently serving as co-president. ~Divorce Solutions of CT (2008 to present)
Comments: I have long believed in alternative dispute resolution to resolve divorce issues and have been a mediator for more than 20 years. Collaborative divorce is new to Connecticut (2000) and offers divorcing parties another choice; a kinder way to resolve marital disputes respectfully. I have been actively practicing collaborative divorce for more than twelve years. With every successfully negotiated collaborative divorce, I become more enthusiastic about the process and its benefits