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Rachel Topham Crane

Divorce and separation Attorney at Milford, CT

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Crane Family Law, LLC

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  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2008
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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    From negotiation and mediation, all the way to litigating divorce disputes involving assets allocation and debts, child custody, visitation, and support, we can advocate for you and help protect your rights and preserve your wealth.

  2. Child custody
    We are mindful that divorce can have a profound impact on children, and we always keep their best interests in mind, while fully protecting your parental and financial rights. We always work to resolve disputes as amicably and cost-efficiently.

  3. Family
    Attorney Crane has successfully handled thousands of family law cases, to include all issues arising out of divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, pre marital agreements, the division of marital asset and more. Call us today

  4. Juvenile law
    If you or your child is the subject of a DCF investigation it is imperative that you receive legal counsel on your rights as soon as possible. Before you talk to DCF, make sure you speak with an experienced child protection attorney.

  5. Probate
    We can help with probate your concerns. We offer free consultations and flat fee arrangements, so you know the cost up front. We understand the difficulty of dealing with probate and will make the process easy and straightforward.


Attorney Rachel Topham Crane, a dedicated family law practitioner based in Milford, CT, draws on personal experiences to guide clients through complex custody and divorce matters. Raised by divorced parents, she understands the impact of strained relationships on families and advocates for amicable resolutions. Rachel's academic background includes an honors program at Boston College, where she earned a degree in Finance and Economics, followed by law school at the University of Connecticut. During her legal education, she received the Cali Award for Excellence in Moot Court and Property Law, showcasing her commitment to legal excellence. In 2019, Rachel established her own practice, focusing on divorce and custody issues, family law, mediation, probate, juvenile, real estate, and special education law. She resides locally with her husband and three children, finding fulfillment in her family life. Attorney Crane prioritizes guiding clients through challenging legal situations while fostering positive outcomes for families seeking a new normal.


Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice


Crane Family Law, LLC
243 Broad Street
Suite 3
Milford, CT, 06460-3315


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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2019
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Rachel is a very understanding, confident person and will fight for you. I hired her in 2012 for divorce case and custody of minor children and Don’t regret. I’m so happy I found someone who I can trust to the point I forget she’s my attorney, she’s like a friend, she listens to you and puts herself in your situation. I recommend her highly. I hope this review helps someone in need of a great attorney.
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Posted by Daniel | January 23, 2019
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Phenomenal Attorney
I originally sought a divorce/separation consultation from Attorney Crane and due to her complete honest feedback and well thought out options I decided on hiring her. She was a beacon of hope to my family at a time when our options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed next to impossible. Attorney Crane was extremely thorough, very persistent in achieving a positive resolution, diligently research focused, fair priced, goal oriented, and always provided timely and honest feedback and answers to all my questions. Not only did she provide an outstanding service where I was able to accomplish a desired result for me and my family during my time of need, uncertainty, and heartache, but she was able to defend me from unjust accusations as well. Her calm, professional and empathetic demeanor offered emotional support and hope to myself and those I care about most. My children and I are eternally grateful for her service and I sincerely trust her with any legal need as well as the lives of me and my and children. I highly recommend Attorney Crane without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2018
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Excellent care
Rachel went above and beyond to make sure I received full custody of my son when it was a question between a parent and grand parent receiving custody . Her advice and assistance was surperb.
Posted by Sacha | September 26, 2018
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An Angel
Rachel is an example of an attorney that ensures you are heard as a client and goes above and beyond to ensure that you are satisfied with every step taken on your case. She made me feel understood and helped me understand the court process. She doesn't take advantage of your time (money) and sees/respects you as an individual. She made my very nerve-wrecking experience so much smoother.
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Posted by Nicole | September 20, 2018
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Business owner
Rachel helped us in our lease agreement for a small business location. She was patient with anything I did not understand and very thorough. Rachel was sure to make sure I was getting the best deal for my needs. She took care of any and all concerns I had in a timely manner. She was always available to talk on the phone and made this process painless! Very professional, courteous and easy to work with! Thank you!
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Posted by Lisa | December 18, 2017
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Child custody
Rachael represented me in a custody case and right from our first consultation I felt confident. She did everything she said she would and because of her I was granted full custody of my daughter. I am most grateful and would highly recommend hiring her to use as your attorney.
Posted by Lisa | December 1, 2017
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Rachel Topham Crane represented me in my divorce in 2009. She was extremely instrumental in counseling me on the law and what my rights were seeking this divorce. It was a very short marriage of deception, and attorney Crane counseled me to be objective through this difficult time. She was extremely professional and made a horrible situation at divorce court seamless. I highly recommend attorney Crane without hesitation.
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Posted by Anne | November 30, 2017
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Real Estate Closing
Rachel did an amazing job handling my real estate closing. This was the first home I had purchased so did not know what to expect. Rachel guided me every step of the way -- even dealing with problematic real estate agents and tight timetables. She is professional, intelligent and creative. Top notch attorney all the way!
Posted by Michael | November 29, 2017
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Great job on estate
Rachel did an excellent job organizing and processing my mothers estate. She carefully guided me through the many aspects of being an executor, and ultimately our family was able to secure and distribute more assets than I was originally aware existed. Furthermore, Rachel was very reasonably priced compared to other attorneys that I consulted. I would recommend Rachel highly, and without reservation, to any friend or family member.
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Posted by Elizabeth | November 1, 2017
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Government Employee
Attorney Topham Crane demonstrated a balance of professionalism and genuine concern to represent me in my divorce case. The Firm's staff all work together in providing you great support and are always available to assist. I was very happy to have found Rachel!
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Crane Family Law, LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Associate
  • Mager & Mager
  • 2008 - 2019


  • University of Connecticut
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Boston College
  • B.S (Economics and Finance)
  • 2005


  • Milford Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2018 - Present
  • Small Firm Practice Management of CT Bar Association
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Connecticut Counsel for Non-Adversarial Divorce
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
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Unknown Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A skilled litigator well-respected in the community. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Outstanding attorney. She is a very strong advocate for her clients and is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the law. Attorney Topham Crane is compassionate and trustworthy."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Rachel is an outstanding advocate for her clients. She is diligent and conscientious. I endorse her without reservation."
Family Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rachel is an excellent lawyer. She is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of family law. Rachel cares about the families she works with and she will do everything she can to effectively and efficiently advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rachel is a diligent lawyer who is committed to her clients and is both experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of family and juvenile law. I would have no hesitation in referring Rachel a client."
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation

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Milford Divorce and separation Lawyer Rachel Topham Crane
Rachel Topham Crane
Divorce and separation Attorney
Milford, CT
Licensed for 15 years
Virtual consultation available