Louden, Katz & McGrath Family Law combines effective advocacy with a constructive approach to matrimonial and family law.
We have over 100 years of experience in matrimonial and family law and are the lawyers other lawyers turn to for advice on the complex topics related to these practice areas. We are also proud to be pioneers in the area of arbitration and collaborative divorce.
Louden, Katz & McGrath, with over 100 years of combined experience, practices family/matrimonial law throughout Connecticut — from premarital agreements to divorce to post-divorce matters.
What We Believe
We believe that every person should have the opportunity for a fulfilling life, and we implement that belief by doing all that we reasonably can to help our clients move toward this objective in the divorce process.
What To Expect
Divorce is a complex area and we at Louden, Katz & McGrath do all that we reasonably can to help our clients be knowledgeable and have realistic expectations about their cases.
Louden, Katz & McGrath offer a broad range of services, from complex financial cases to issues concerning the lives and best interests of children.
Consistently Recognized and Awarded
Our attorneys and staff have been consistently recognized by prestigious publications and journals for being the best in our fields.
R.B., FORMER CLIENT
“[Attorney Ashley Cervin] helped me, guided me, and backed me on many aspects of my divorce… I highly recommend using [LKM] for any family matters, divorce or other… Thank you, Ashley, for the hard work, dealing with me, and getting the results I was looking for.”
C.W., OPPOSING COUNSEL*
“They are a wonderful law firm to work with on a case. Knowledgeable, reasonable, invested in settling and doing “good” for families. And just plain good people. Highly recommend and refer to them often if I can’t take a case.”
*Testimonials accompanied by an asterisk were collected as part of the U.S. News — Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” research process.
K.I., FORMER CLIENT
“Ashley Cervin and the LMK family law group were exceptional. Ashley made me feel more comfortable with the case, I knew what the plan was every step of the way. I was aware of any changes in the case/plan and was always asked my thoughts/ideas. Ashley gave me some of the best advice on how to deal with tough situations. I am so glad Ashley was in my corner. I could not have asked for a better lawyer. I will always be grateful for this group!”
L.L., FORMER CLIENT
“Dave McGrath exceeded my expectations from the beginning- he was very clear explaining the whole process and how their group worked up front. I came to appreciate that their focus is solely on divorce law. He and his staff were always very responsive with any questions I had at any point in time. His professionalism and creativeness around my situation [helped] me reach the best outcome possible. Have already recommended him to others!”
T.O., FORMER CLIENT
“David McGrath was amazing to work with! He was referred to me by a friend who had a great experience [with] him and I could not agree more. David first took the time to listen to my personal situation and give me his perspective and time to decide on the right next steps for me. My situation ended up being more complicated than I initially thought and David was able to change course quickly and give me perspective, possible outcomes and options with complete honesty and humor where appropriate. I highly recommend David whether the situation seems to be amicable and straightforward or difficult and complicated.”
J.M., FORMER CLIENT
“Excellent law firm that can make a difficult situation much more bearable. They give excellent legal advice and deeply care for the well-being of the client and their children.”
J.S., FORMER CLIENT
“Attorney Katz and his team are wonderful. He guided me thoughtfully through one of the hardest times in my life during the hardest time in the world. I am so grateful for his guidance and hard work in putting my case to rest.”
A.N., FORMER CLIENT
“I am delighted to recommend Bruce Louden as a kind, effective, reliable, and experienced lawyer. He has guided me through a divorce that turned out to be more complicated than anticipated, providing expert advice and working hard to make sure that the case was resolved in my very best interest. I had thought that it might be a disadvantage to be living near New Haven with a Hartford lawyer but email and phone calls, with minimal “face time,” allowed us to move ahead without any problems. My spouse’s lawyer was disorganized and tardy in every respect. Without Bruce’s steady hand, the entire process might have turned into a disaster.”
M.M., FORMER CLIENT
“I have used Attorney McGrath for some time now and he has always been an exemplary professional. His attention to detail is unmatched and his cheerful, good nature made dealing with an extremely difficult custody matter much easier on all parties involved. His methods for resolving conflict without courtroom drama proved highly efficient and as a result, my ex and I have a fair and balanced custody arrangement that benefits our son greatly.
David is a great attorney and I believe the value he provides is unmatched. If you are going through a divorce, I cannot recommend him enough.”
J.A., FORMER CLIENT
“David McGrath brought an encyclopedic knowledge of Connecticut family law to his role as my attorney. As a result, he was able to render prompt, accurate, and effective advice. Together, we developed a strategy resulting in settlement out of court, resolving my divorce in a manner appropriate for my daughter. I am most grateful to Attorney McGrath and his firm.”
Our Family Law and News Blogs
Read about firm news as well as the latest in the area of family law on our News blog. We also consistently review cases related to family law, which has become a resource for other attorneys.
Discovery on motion to open for fraud with post-judgment motions pending; Oneglia still applies: Veneziano v. Veneziano, 205 Conn. App. 718 (2021)
David McGrath on Family Law Review Panel
Cohabitation Under § 46b-86(b) and Termination of Alimony: Schott v. Schott, 205 Conn. App. 237 (2021)
Bruce Louden receives Connecticut Law Tribune’s 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award
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