Located in Hartford, Connecticut, Berman, Bourns, Aaron & Dembo assists clients with a variety of legal issues, including family law matters, trusts and estates, personal injury, real estate, and business law. Our attorneys utilize approaches aimed at minimizing contention and hostility, including mediation, collaborative practice, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Our practice areas include:
- Family & Matrimonial Law
- Mediation & Collaborative Practice
- Trusts & Estates
- Personal Injury
- Real Estate
- Religious and Charitable Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
Family & Matrimonial Law
Our attorneys have a wealth of experience in the area of family law, and have the depth of knowledge and diverse skill necessary to negotiate, and when necessary, to litigate family law issues. Please see our family law, collaborative law, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution pages for more information about family conflicts and different approaches to resolving such disputes. We have extensive experience assisting clients with such matters as:
- Premarital Agreements
- Child Custody & Support
- Division of Marital Property/Property Allocation
- Spousal Support/Alimony
Mediation & Collaborative Practice
- Less cost than litigation
- Faster results than litigation because the parties select the time and place to meet instead of abiding by the timetable of the court
- The parties maintain control over the process
- Less stress and anxiety because parties are encouraged to work together in a private, non-adversarial setting
- Better chances of workable, lasting agreements because the parties compromised and agreed upon the terms rather than having a decision imposed upon them by the court
Our attorneys possess a thorough knowledge and understanding of the appeals process, and we have extensive experience assisting clients who wish to appeal decisions regarding family law issues, such as alimony, child support, and division of marital property. We will thoroughly analyze trial court records and find grounds for reversal if the trial court came to an incorrect conclusion based on an abuse of discretion, a lack of substantial evidence, or other legal error. Please see our appeals page for more information about appeals following final divorce decrees, and the time limits imposed on the filing of appeals.
Trusts & Estates
Our firm has significant experience in trust and estate matters. We prepare individually tailored, tax-sensitive estate planning documents and assist families with probate and trust administration. Our range of experience includes:
- Probate Litigation, Will Contests
- Estate & Lifetime Financial Planning
- Title XIX
Attorneys at Berman, Bourns, Aaron & Dembo represent clients who have suffered personal injuries due to another's negligence or wrongful act, including cases involving animal bites, car accidents, and medical malpractice. We also represent families who have lost a loved one in wrongful death claims. Our services in this arena go beyond representation during settlement negotiations and trial; we also consult with, support, and counsel our clients in order to achieve proper and fair compensation. Please see our personal injury page for further information about our services.
Our attorneys have substantial experience representing clients in individual and business real estate transactions. We draft contracts and administer closings for residential and commercial real estate sales and purchases. Our attorneys also have significant experience in handling foreclosures, residential and commercial lease agreements, condominiums, and real property tax appeals. Please visit our real estate page for additional information regarding our services.
Our business law practice has particular focus on advising entrepreneurs and start-up companies on selecting and establishing the appropriate entity for their new business endeavor, including corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs) or other business entities. Once a company is established, our attorneys provide assistance with drafting commercial contracts and agreements, business real estate transactions, and other legal issues that impact businesses. Please see our business page for further information about our services.
Religious & Charitable Law
Our attorneys recognize that religious, charitable, and non-profit organizations must abide by specific legal requirements. Over the years, we have represented numerous non-profit groups, including churches and philanthropic societies, thus developing an in-depth understanding of their unique needs. Please see our religious & charitable law page for more information about our experience in this area of the law and the types of organizations we represent.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Attorneys at Berman, Bourns, Aaron & Dembo, LLC explore and utilize different methods of alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation, negotiation, and collaborative process, to resolve clients' disputes in the most efficient and amicable manner possible. As part of our alternative dispute resolution practice, we act as Private Special Masters and provide consulting services to our clients. Please see our alternative dispute resolution page for additional information about our extensive experience in this area of the law.