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The CCND Advantage for Professionals

Are you a professional interested in helping individuals navigate using an alternative approach to divorce other than the traditional adversarial, court centered litigation? We invite you to become a member of a group of likeminded professionals. We welcome you to the benefits of membership including access to training and seminars, sharing resources, and developing [practice] groups.


CCND Ethics

All members of CCND ascribe to the Standards and Ethics created by the International Association of Collaborative Professionals, and CCND’s Standards on Mediation and the Unauthorized Practice of Law. In addition, all CCND members are subject to the legal and ethical standards of their distinct profession (legal, mental health and financial professionals).

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Board of Directors

Douglas Fishman, West Hartford

Vice President
Jennifer Luise-Champagne, Shelton

John DelGrego, New Haven

Michael Conway, Waterbury

Past President
Abby Cole, Glastonbury

Executive Committee

Beth Karassik, Cheshire

Thea Martin, Guilford


Board Members

Michelle Adelman, Fairfield

Kathryn Bissonnette, Glastonbury

Susan Busby, West Hartford

Eva DeFranco, Danbury

Susan Geenty, Middletown

Robert Horwitz, New Haven

Susan Jacobs, New Haven

Carolyn Kaas, Hamden

Brenda Larkin, West Hartford

Ann Newman, Avon

Deborah Noonan, Norwalk


Events & Membership

Are you a professional interested in membership?

All CCND members have met rigorous standards for training in mediation and collaborative divorce. They all ascribe to CCND’s Code of Ethics, and conduct their practices at the highest level of professionalism and integrity. If you are a divorce professional who is committed to ensuring that families moves through the divorce process with respect and dignity, learn more about joining here.


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