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Kristen Michele Marcroft

Divorce and separation Attorney at Hartford, CT

5.0   2 reviews

About Kristen

Learn Kristen’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    We understand that divorce is not a one-size-fits-all decision. Our team will listen to you and learn about your situation to help create an individualized solution that works for you. We can help you end an unhappy marriage and create a better life.

  2. Family
    40%
    We are sensitive to the emotional turmoil that family law matters can create in our clients’ lives. We approach these matters with calm, experience, and compassion. Your can help you safeguard what's most important to you -- your family.

  3. Mediation
    20%
    Some of our clients may decide that mediation is the best path to helping them dissolve their marriage. We are trained in mediation and are able to assist with respect, and professionalism. When you're ready to move forward, we are ready to help.

Kristen’s approach to her legal practice is as hands-on as her approach to life. The majority of her time is spent working with clients in Freed Marcroft’s family law practice area. Kristen has supplemented her formal legal education with advanced training in mediation, and is a member of the Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce.

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Licensed for 9 years
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/28/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Kristen

Freed Marcroft LLC
419 Main St
Hartford, CT, 06103-3005
Freed Marcroft LLC
325 Highland Avenue Suite 202
Cheshire, CT, 06410
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Posted by Irene | June 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Supportive from our first contact!
When I first contacted the firm of Freed, Marcroft, I was really in a bad place emotionally. Both Kristen and Robin were 'present and empathic' right from the get-go. Kristen was also very realistic with me and encouraged me to try mediation if at all possible. I came through this difficult process feeling whole and respected knowing that Kristen and everyone at the firm 'had my back'.
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Posted by Phil | June 4, 2015
A Collaborative Divorce with Freed/Marcroft
Appoximately one year ago my wife of almost 27 years asked to end our marriage. A few days later we agree to get a divorce. A close business associate gave me a referral to the law firm of Freed/Marcroft in Hartford on Main Street. Our first meeting was in early August 2014 and our divorce proceedings ended just before Christmas of 2014 with the guidance of Lawyers Meghan Freed and Kristen Marcroft. During a lengthy initial meeting between all parties they suggested we take a collaborative approach to completing our divorce. In this approach the attorneys help/guide the two parties involved to come to agreement on a couple dozen issues that will ultimately make up the divorce agreement that would be acceptable to the courts. They took a great deal of time to understand our years of marriage, and how each person fit into the marriage and how each person viewed the end of the marriage. At every meeting and with every phone call or email they would stress that every decision made would have to be very fair for each party. They constantly sought to educate on each topic, and remind each party of the attorney's role in this type of divorce process. Kristen and Meghan handled the stickiest problems and contentious points with great expertise and finesse. They showed the utmost compassion and a caring attitude to both parties, which is surely not the case in most proceedings. By having two lawyers helping through the process, you get two distinct skillset and two checkers. That was most useful in overcoming some of the sticky situations that arise in the divorce process. Kristen and Meghan move us through the entire process on a schedule they set up based upon our wishes and parameters. True to their word and nature they took us through that horrible day in court with compassion and understanding. They were able to interject themselves into the proceedings where many other of their contemporaries might not bother, which made our day easier. Freed/Marcroft handled all our paperwork and filings under the watchful eye of Robin, the practice manager. Phone calls were returned within a sort of reasonable time, with emails and texts returned much quicker. I'm over fifty and still like voice. Email does seem to be the preferred method of communication. Kristen and Meghan were very upfront about how they get paid, what options for payment were available to us and ultimately what they felt would be the most cost efficient way to proceed. Let me stress that the collaborative approach to divorce is not for everyone!! Kristen and Meghan will tell you as much right up front. If you want a team to help end a an important part of your life in a dignified way that is fair to all you should highly consider using Kristen Marcroft and Meghan Freed. Phil, Avon Ct
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Freed Marcroft LLC
  • 2012 - Present

Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • JD
  • 2012
  • Trinity College, Dublin
  • 2010
  • University of Connecticut
  • BS
  • N/A

Associations

  • Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • City of Hartford Planning & Zoning Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 2014 - Present
  • Obama Administration’s Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Challenge
  • Judge
  • 2014 - Present
  • LGBT Section of CT Bar Association
  • Executive Board
  • 2013 - Present
  • Night Fall, Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • Greater Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Business For Downtown Hartford
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Law Firm
  • Hartford Magazine
  • 2017
  • Law Firm 500
  • How To Manage A Small Law Firm
  • 2017
  • Historic Renovation
  • Hartford Preservation Alliance
  • 2013
  • Innovator in the Practice of Law
  • Lex Innovatio
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning Seminar, Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Same Sex Life and Estate Planning
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (3)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kristen is one of the most determined and admirable lawyers I've met. Her firm is one of the most favored in her area for good reason. I would put my trust and my case in her hands."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Administrative law Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is passionate & well-respected."
Family Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Well qualified, excellent attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Marcroft who is a strong advocate for collaborative divorce and is highly knowledgeable about family law. I do not hesitate to refer relocating clients to her and recommend her as an attorney and mediator."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I prefer to refer cases that are not within my practice area to lawyers that I trust. Attorney Kristen Marcroft is one of those lawyers. In the past several years of our business relationship, I have sent her everything from complicated family court matters to friendly divorces. My referrals always come back to me with rave reviews about Attorney Marcroft. Therefore, I will continue to send her all of my family law and estate planning matters."
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Hartford Divorce and separation Lawyer Kristen Michele Marcroft
Kristen Michele Marcroft
Divorce and separation Attorney
Hartford, CT
Licensed for 9 years