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Marguerite Therese Friar

Divorce and separation Attorney at Columbia, CT

5.0   13 reviews

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About Marguerite

Learn Marguerite’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Contested and uncontested cases, mediation, collaborative divorce

  2. Family
    50%

Licensed for 35 years
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 11/28/2022

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

Contact Marguerite

Law Office of Marguerite T. Friar LLC
P.O. Box 627
Columbia, CT, 06237-0627

Reviews

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Posted by Carissa | March 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional representation
I hired Marguerite for representation in my divorce. Marguerite was increasingly responsive and helpful. She helped me to resolve my case with ease. I would highly recommend her for any similar services.
Posted by Paul | October 29, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Happy to Have Hired Atty. Friar
Ms. Friar worked diligently as a consulting attorney to help me navigate through a fairly complex, non-adversarial divorce. Her spot-on recommendations and attention to detail kept the process from getting drawn out. She was always quick to respond to emails and phone calls, and was always prompt and professional. The cost was absolutely reasonable--less than I was expecting and worth every cent.
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Posted by John | May 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A pleasure to have representing me
I've never been a fan of using an attorney, but in my situation it was a necessity. Margurite offered me comfort and understanding, She was extremely prompt, quick, and offered me the reference i needed to move forward and handle the task at hand. I would refer anyone i know to her practice if services of her specialty was needed. Her kindness any attention to detail will not be forgotten. She has helped me move forward in the new destination my life now brings. I am extremely thankful that she was my attorney and confident she would offer you the same experience.
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Posted by Mary | March 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and fair
Marguerite was a constant wealth of information and guidance throughout our mediation process She gave us the tools to present a fair agreement to the court and prepared us to represent ourselves in the court room as well We had checked into another mediation center before hand and Marguerite was much more suited to us personally as well as financially We would have no hesitation to recommend anyone to seek her services
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Posted by Judyann | December 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Testimonial Atty. Marguerite Friar
I was exceedingly pleased with Atty. Friar. She was knowledgeable, forthcoming, and very professional. She listened attentively to my story, answered my questions, provided options, and detailed a clear path moving forward in the divorce proceedings. She advocated for me and was prompt in completing necessary documents and court filings. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Jeff | June 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional
In regards to Attorney Friar, Maguerite helped me get through a difficult divorce case which included child custody issues. She is a true professional who is very thorough. I will always recommend her to all of my friends and family members. Jeff
Posted by Patricia | June 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent to work with
Atty Marguerite Friar was honest and very informative about everything for my divorce. She was a pleasure to work with and will definitely recommend anyone to her for family law.
Posted by Joanne | May 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful to deal with
Marguerite got my divorce done with no hassle. And in the end,m I even got a refund on the remaining balance of my retainer! She's honest and knows family law. Thank you, Marguerite!
Posted by George | March 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Marguerite Friar
I hired Marguerite Friar to defend me in a divorce and custody case. I am very satisfied with every aspect of the settlement that was achieved. Marguerite was very thorough and professional. She was very direct and explained all the options of the case. I would highly recommend her services and I am very happy I chose Marguerite to represent me in that difficult time. Sincerely, George
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Posted by Jennifer | June 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
Atty Friar did a wonderful job explaining to me pieces of a legal document I clearly didn't understand. She offered me insightful advice and provided me with all the resources I needed to make my own informed decisions. She was very communicative and worked hard to get the job done.
Posted by Katherine | June 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personable and Highly Knowledgeable
Attorney Friar immediately grasped the nuances of my case and explained to me very clearly what my options were and the possible outcomes. She was kind as well as skilled and knowledgeable. The entire experience could have been painful and frustrating but Attorney Friar made the process seamless and as easy as possible while fighting on my family's behalf for the best possible outcome.
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Posted by Julie | May 27, 2015
Focus on Integrity
Our recent dealing with Attorney Friar was a very positive experience. If you are looking for representation that encompasses honesty, integrity and professionalism then look no further. Attorney Friar managed to combine knowledge and compassion along with an amazing attention to detail. We felt her approach was consistent and very measured when gathering information to comprise our case. We appreciated that while firm in her convictions, she exhibited a manner of decorum that, in our estimation, far outweighed any showmanship that other's may choose to employ. It was a pleasure from start to finish and we would highly recommend Attorney Friar to anyone in need of legal council.
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Posted by Carolyn | October 29, 2014
A pleasure to work with.
Atty. Friar relieved so much of my anxiety while going through a divorce. She quickly developed a collaborative, well oiled working relationship with the opposing attorney. Atty Friar responded to my questions and needs very promptly and kept me abreast of everything that was going on in a timely fashion. That was extremely important to me! She helped negotiate a very fair settlement for me and I feel she was worth every cent of her retainer.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Law Office of Marguerite T. Friar LLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney/Partner
  • Kaplan and Brennan LLP
  • 1988 - 2006
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Federal District Court, District of Eastern Pennsylvania
  • 1984 - 1984

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Marquette University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Associations

  • Collaborative Divorce Professionals
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Tolland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Windham County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Marquette University
  • 1979

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Roundtable
  • Changes to tax law, family law statutes and forms
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Columbia Divorce and separation Lawyer Marguerite Therese Friar
Marguerite Therese Friar
Divorce and separation Attorney
Columbia, CT
Licensed for 35 years
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