Settle out of court. Divorce isn’t just something that happens to you – it’s something you can control. Taking ownership of your divorce is the first step toward creating the future you want for yourself and your children. Take ownership of your divorce by understanding your options and choosing the ones that best suit your needs.
As a divorce attorney, I am your ally, advocate, and advisor.
My goal is to help you move forward with your life by listening to your concerns, fears and dreams, answering your questions about divorce and helping you to make the best choices for you and your family.
Lisa J. Cappalli, Esq. provides legal advice on family law matters related especially to marriage, divorce, legal separation, prenuptial agreements, and custody. She serves clients through mediation, collaborative divorce, and consulting.
"There were a lot of things I thought you did well, but if I had to distill everything down to a single concept I think the aggregate benefit was that you were able to balance collaboration and advocacy. Meeting my needs while still moving a painful but inevitable process forward at all possible speed."
Collaborative Divorce , 24 year marriage, one adult and one teenage special needs adult, Naugatuck
"I thought you were highly effective at diffusing tension during the mediation meetings."
Divorce Mediation , minor and adult children, Middletown
"I benefited by having a forum to openly discuss in a calm and non-threatening environment the concerns we each had about our son to ensure this relationship in transition would have as minimal an impact as possible."
Divorce Mediation , with pre-teen child, Wallingford
"I’m grateful for Lisa’s ability to make the difficult process of divorce bearable due to her brains, efficiency and likeable personality."
Divorce Consulting , long term marriage, 2 teenagers, Cheshire
"I felt that I was well represented while at the same time there was a good effort to get both parties what they needed to move forward."
Collaborative Divorce , three young children, Southington
"This process was the best for our children. Though both are adults, they are both supportive of our choices and proud of us that we handled it all so well."
Collaborative Divorce , long term marriage, Middlebury
"Lisa is excellent at framing the “big picture” when clients are focused on the immediate future. That was enormously helpful. She… encouraged me to continue to take the “high road” in challenging circumstances.”"
Collaborative Divorce , parenting and financial challenges, Cheshire
"We wanted fairness and equality during the whole process and to feel comfortable with our decisions. We felt this was achieved."
Divorce Mediation , short term marriage, Oxford
"It helped achieve an agreement that will work for both of us and our situation. I feel like we can still have a positive relationship as co-parents moving forward."
Divorce Mediation , multiple young children, Cheshire
"It was a tough process with difficult problems but there were no issues with us getting through this with your help. You were thorough and fair."
Divorce Mediation , 16 year marriage, 3 children Cheshire
"My case was handled with dignity and compassion. We were treated like people, not a case. Our feelings were heard, acknowledged, and accommodated."
Collaborative Divorce , short term marriage, Southbury
"The Collaborative process provided much better means for resolving these emotionally charged issues for both of us. I had an advocate on my side that was committed to having a fair and respectful process that would keep us out of litigation."
Collaborative Divorce , 31 year marriage, Southington
"I wanted a fair and civil split from a relationship that was at a dead end. I wanted my son to be okay. I believe with your help and knowledge, this was totally achieved."