Meghan M. (Sweeney) Burns practices exclusively in the area of family law, representing clients across Connecticut in litigated, collaborative, and mediation processes. She assists clients in navigating the sensitive and complex aspects of divorce, custody, and visitation petitions and works in the courtroom and conference room to resolve parenting disputes and financial issues associated with alimony, child support, property division, and premarital agreements.
Meghan believes that to effectively serve clients, it is critical to help clients establish clear, sensible goals from the beginning and to create a strategy that supports and moves clients towards those goals. Meghan assembles a team for each matter based upon those determined goals and strategy. Clear, consistent communication and accessibility allow clients to become integral team members and partners in their processes.
Meghan has experience handling complex financial and custody matters. Meghan routinely works with mental health professionals and substance abuse experts to address and manage issues related to mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, and parenting arrangements. She analyzes complicated compensation structures of self-employed business owners and high-income earners, including retirement and executive compensation awards and financial support awards related thereto. She identifies and examines the transfer of assets pursuant to a marital dissolution and coordinates the valuation of marital assets, including family businesses, trusts, and foreign real estate through accountants, appraisers, and other area-specific attorneys.
Meghan’s practice includes collaborative divorce and divorce mediation, which allows her to offer individuals a private, non-adversarial alternative for resolving divorce and other family law matters.