Louise R. Zito is “Of Counsel” to Dolan Divorce Lawyers. She is a family law Attorney Mediator and Collaborative Attorney, admitted in Connecticut, New York and Federal Court. She offers client consultations for all areas of family matters, is available as consulting/review counsel, provides consultations and second opinions for existing mediations, and consultation services to other professionals experiencing Impasse in their Mediations and Collaborative work. She is the founder and owner of The Center on Divorce, Mediation and Collaboration (The Center), and former Partner in Biller, Sachs, Zito and LeMoult. She is a principal and founding member of the Connecticut Family Mediation Training Group (CFMTG) and founding member of Divorce Solutions of Connecticut (DSC). Louise is a Past President and current Board member for Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial divorce (CCND).
She has a deep understanding of and appreciation for the team approach to resolving family matters, including Prenuptial and Postnuptial agreements, having practiced Collaborative Divorce and Co-Mediation for many years. The break-up of the family unit is not solely a legal concern, but an emotional and financial one as well. It is extremely important to Louise that her clients get the best professional assistance and support while going through a divorce or break-up, dividing assets and income, making difficult parenting decisions, facing addiction and mental health issues and other trying circumstances while separating or divorcing.
Attorney Zito has mediated family and related matters for 25 years and draws heavily on her Mediation experience in her Collaborative work. She trains Attorneys, Family Specialists and Financial Specialists in Basic and Advanced Family Mediation and is a Senior Fellow to the Quinnipiac School of Law Center on Dispute Resolution, serving as the liaison between The Center and CCND. She is an APFM Certified Advanced Practitioner. She has been selected as a Super Lawyer in Connecticut Family Law since 2018, New England Best Lawyers, 2021 and has been recognized for her “distinguished service” by CCND and Family Centered Services of CT where she served as past President of the Board. She also sits on the Steering Committee for The Taskforce on Reimagining Family Dispute Resolution, a joint project of CCND and The Center on Dispute Resolution.