Kate W. Haakonsen

Kate W. Haakonsen

If your marriage is ending, you can do it with dignity and fairness
  • Divorce, Family Law, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Connecticut
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Summary

I have practiced law since 1978 and mediation since 1995 and collaborative divorce since 2006. While I have experience in numerous areas of law, I have concentrated my practice in matrimonial and family law for most of my career. I have over 200 hours of mediation training and many more hours of collaborative divorce training and have presented workshops on mediation at conferences around New England. I am a member and past president of Connecticut Counsel for Non-Adversarial Divorce, past chair of the Family Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and several other professional associations related to my practice. As a lawyer, I have served as a volunteer in several court sponsored settlement programs and as a mediator of EEO disputes for the USPS.

Although choosing to divorce is rarely easy, I believe is doesn't have to be an ordeal or cost a fortune if couples are willing and able to work together to find acceptable solutions.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
Professional Experience
Senior Partner
Brown Paindiris & Scott LLP
- Current
Partner
Gussak, Jacobson, Silver & McChristian
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This was a successor firm to the firm help found in 1978
Partner
Peck Haakonsen & McChristian, and subsequent names
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Education
University of Connecticut School of Law
J.D. (1978)
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Ursinus College
B.A. (1975)
Honors: Cum Laude
Professional Associations
Academy of Professional Family Mediators
Advanced Mediator Member
- Current
Connecticut Collaborative Professionals
Member
- Current
International Association of Collaborative Professionals
Member
- Current
Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Group
Member, Past Treasurer
- Current
Activities: Treasurer 2004-2011
Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce
Charter Member
- Current
Activities: Standards of Practice Committee 2001
Connecticut Bar Association
Member, Past Family Section Chair
- Current
Activities: Family Law Section past chair, Legislative Committee 10+ yrs
Hartford County Bar Association
Member, Past Board Member
- Current
Activities: Past Co-Chair Family Law Committee
Websites & Blogs
Website
Brown Paindiris & Scott LLP
Contact & Map
Hartford Office
100 Pearl Street
Hartford, CT 06106
USA
Telephone: (860) 522-3343
Main Office
2252 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033
USA
Telephone: (860) 659-0700
Fax: (860) 652-4382