Your Peace Is Our Purpose™ It's time for your Happy Even After.

Connecticut Divorce Lawyers

We know divorce is hard. We know it feels like your life is falling apart - like you will never feel normal or whole again. You have more questions than answers and every which way you turn, someone is giving you (mostly unsolicited) advice about what you should be doing. It doesn't have to be this way. You have the opportunity to create a beautiful life after divorce....so long as you believe you deserve it. And so long as you surround yourself with the right support during your divorce. That’s where we come in.

The Happy Even After Difference 

  • We care about how your divorce impacts your children and our approach is always child-centered.
  • We stand against unnecessary conflict.
  • We offer legal strategy coupled with mindset coaching.
  • We honor the emotional journey of divorce.
  • Our unique client portal allows you to access your file and communicate with our office right from an app on your phone.
You Have Choices

It’s time to create a life you love.
Life is too short to stay stuck in unhappy. 

The Happy Even After Difference

Your goals, needs, emotions, concerns, and fears all contribute to what kind of legal experience you have. What happens during your divorce is important, but what happens after your divorce is equally as important.

With your input, we create a legal strategy that aligns with your priorities. We also work on your mindset because what you think is what you create in your life. Your divorce mindset is as important as your legal strategy. This is what sets us apart.

Our entire team is dedicated to supporting you through this journey and we are committed to ensuring that you feel empowered to make important decisions by providing legal advocacy and mindset coaching.

Our attorneys have won numerous awards, appeared on TV and radio, taught seminars, and have written books and published articles. But our greatest source of pride is watching our clients go from barely surviving this moment in their life to thriving in their next chapter.

That is the HAPPY EVEN AFTER difference.

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“Divorce just means that your marriage is complete. It doesn’t mean your life is over. It doesn’t mean you are a failure. It means you are ready for a new season of your life. It means you have an opportunity to create a life you love - one in which you are happier than you ever thought possible.”

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Our entire team is dedicated to supporting you through this journey and we are committed to ensuring that you feel empowered to make important decisions.

We Are a Family Law Firm….and so much more

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Our Legal Team Can Help You Create a Life You Love

Dedicated Counsel for Your Family
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    Renée C. Bauer

    Founder

    Renee is a divorce thoughtleader and influencer on life after divorce. Having been divorced herself, she gets how it feels and she has made it her mission to help people get unstuck and into their most aligned life.

    Renee is the host of the podcast, Happy Even After, which is an unfiltered exploration of all things divorce that is listened to across the world.

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    Megan C. McGrath

    Supervising Attorney

    Megan is a certified Mediator and Parenting Coordinator, as well as a certified Guardian ad Litem (GAL) and Attorney for the Minor Child (AMC ) and has spent much of her career in the pursuit of new techniques to assist her clients in reaching peaceful resolutions. Helping clients tap into inner peace is one of Megan’s passions and it’s how she couples her legal advocacy with mindset work.
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    Joseph A. DiSilvestro

    Senior Attorney

    Joseph is also a certified Parenting Coordinator. Joseph has served as co-chair of the Family Law Committee of the New Haven County Bar Association and currently serves as co-chair of the Solo/Small Firms Committee. This committee provides a forum for solo and small business members to share and/or pool information relating to law practice management, marketing opportunities and the business of law.
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    Shannon Jakubowski

    Associate Attorney

    Shannon has been our paralegal extraordinaire for years now and when she joins us as our newest attorney, we know that level of excellence will be extended to her legal acumen, as well.
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    Deb Kern

    Parenting Specialist & Mediator

    When Deb speaks, people listen. Deb Kern has been a Family Relations Counselor for the past 25 years mediating and negotiating thousands of cases. In that role, she wrote comprehensive evaluations, issue focused evaluations, and testified on cases. Before working for Family Services, she was a Court Appointed Special Advocate at Juvenile Court working with abused and neglected children making recommendations in their best interest. She completed the State GAL training but it’s her on-the-job ...
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    Kathryn MacDonald

    Senior Paralegal

    Kathryn graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Legal Studies (of course). She tackles every project with enthusiasm and welcomes challenges head-on. She has a special gift of communicating with clients in a way that comforts them through the tough stuff and makes them laugh by her artful insertion of sarcasm into the hardest conversations.
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    Jay Suski

    Operations Manager

    Jay Suski dedicated his 30-year career to law enforcement. In his tenure at a Connecticut police department, he climbed the ranks to Lieutenant where he guided divisions of people to serve at their best.

    He loves all things policy and joins the Happy Even After team with an enthusiasm to bring his attention to detail to make this the best client experience for everyone who puts their trust in our firm.

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    Jesse Cole

    Digital Manager

    Jesse has a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Management which helped her learn more about entrepreneurship and marketing. She also has countless certifications because she enjoys personal development and learning new things.
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    Tori Marchello

    Paralegal

    She tackles every challenge with positivity. Tori became interested in law in high school when she participated on her high school’s Mock Trial team. At that time, she also began taking classes with both a global and a legal focus. She graduated from the University of New Haven with dual Bachelor Degrees in Political Science and Legal Studies. During her undergraduate career she interned in New Haven at Rini & Associates as a Paralegal. This experience provided the backbone for much of her legal ...
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    Lauren Tomaselli

    Legal Assistant

    Lauren has a creative streak. Lauren went to school to study design but pivoted along the way and graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has always had a passion for working with children which makes her a perfect fit for our child-centered law firm. But she is a creative to her core, and loves sharing her creative freedom with DIY projects and anything to do with design. She can whip up everything from personalized birthday cards to signs to wall and room decor for her ...
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At Happy Even After

You have choices.

You can choose to stay stuck. Or you can choose to start a new chapter.

You can choose to stay in something joyless. Or you can choose happy.

You can choose anger and resentment. Or you can choose forgiveness.

You also can choose to surround yourself with people who will support you through this emotional journey by choosing an attorney that is the best fit for you.

The Happy Even After team is so much more than a law firm. Our office is visionary in client service by providing you access to our unique app that gives you direct access to your file and our team at your fingertips. We know this may be one of the most stressful things you will ever go through and we are here to guide you. Your Happy Even After is waiting for you. Now, it’s time to turn the page.

A consultation with one of our attorneys is where it starts. This is where you can ask all of your questions, learn about who we are and what we do for our clients, and start to understand how the court process works. When you decide to work with us, we want it to be because you know down to your soul that we are the right fit for you.

It’s time to create a life you love.
Life is too short to stay stuck in unhappy.

Contact us at (203) 288-7800 today. We are proud to serve the state of Connecticut, including New Haven County, Hartford County, New Britain, Middlesex County, & Fairfield County.

Our Main Focus Is You

Get to Know Us Through the Eyes of Our Clients
  • “I am truly grateful for the dedication.”

    - Joel
  • “She made me feel like my best interest would be prioritized.”

    - Jay S.
  • “I would recommend Happy Even After to anyone looking for support and guidance during these times, it has been such a relief to have the representation of Megan and the rest of the staff at Happy Even After.”

    - Jenna S.
  • “Thank you for helping me through this difficult trial and ensuring the best possible outcome on my behalf. I am so happy to start my next chapter. For many years I only dreamed of this chapter and now it’s a reality with the help of a very passionate”

    - Erica
  • “We have always felt safe and comfortable with him. I’m past, when I have had to explain to the kids that Attorney Joe was going to be reaching out, there was never any hesitation/anxiety from the children.”

    - John G.
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