About Our Firm



Our divorce and family lawyers take a firm, results-oriented approach to resolving emotional and challenging family issues favorably. We pride ourselves on acting with integrity both inside and outside the courtroom, and on providing our clients with invaluable knowledge and insight gained over years of experience and exclusive dedication to divorce and family law in Connecticut. 

Our New Canaan family lawyers guide our clients through the challenging and often emotional realm of family and divorce issues. One of our goals during this process is to alleviate, as much as possible, any confusion, anxiety, or stress that our clients may be experiencing.  We counsel our clients in matters involving divorce, property division, alimony, child support, child custody, parental access, relocation, and post-judgment enforcement and modification issues. We also draft and negotiate prenuptial, postnuptial, and separation agreements on behalf of our clients. In each case, our goal is to achieve the best, most expeditious result for our clients through negotiations and, when necessary, in court. 

We represent individuals and their spouses across a broad spectrum of industries and professions, including finance, real estate, entertainment, law, and medicine, and bring the same level of focused and devoted effort to all our clients. We have extensive expertise representing high-net-worth individuals and their spouses. Our cases routinely involve complex financial, valuation, and tax issues relating to the parties' assets (which may include professional practices, closely-held businesses, real estate, trusts, foreign holdings, private equity and hedge funds, carried interests, limited partnerships, and LLC interests, stock options, restricted stocks or other forms of deferred compensation). 

We also regularly team with business valuation experts, financial experts, and forensic accountants in matters where sophisticated and specialized valuation issues or compensation structures may exist. 

Our lawyers also have extensive experience representing clients in complex and emotionally charged custody disputes. When it is advantageous for our client, we team with mental health professionals, social workers, and parenting coordinators in connection with such matters.

Our firm's two founding partners have each been selected to the Connecticut Super Lawyers® List, an honor that no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state of Connecticut are selected to receive, and have each received additional individual accolades in the area of Family Law. Our family law attorneys in New Canaan also maintain an excellent reputation with the judiciary and our professional colleagues and are all active in various bar associations throughout Connecticut.

The Family Law Firm of Healy + Eliot

The Family Law Firm of Healy + Eliot is a boutique firm devoted exclusively to the practice of family law, including divorce, alimony, child support, property distribution, child custody and access, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, modifications and enforcement proceedings.