Family Law


Efficient and Effective Greenwich, Connecticut Family Law Firm

Creative solutions, workable plans and lasting settlements

The Law Office of Thomas M. Shanley, P.C. has more than 30 plus years advocating for families in western Connecticut. Our family law practice offers a full range of services for parents and juveniles, including:

  • Alimony
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Divorce
  • Domestic violence
  • Mediation
  • Modification and enforcement
  • Parent relocation
  • Pre- and postnuptial agreements
  • Appeals

Best interest of the child

In any legal dispute involving juveniles, the court’s decision is based on “the best interests of the child.” Knowing that, an attorney can be tempted to argue that any and all of his client’s objectives meet that standard. At The Law Office of Thomas M. Shanley, P.C., we believe the best interest of the child is more than a platitude to be uttered or an advantageous legal pose to strike; it is the right goal to pursue. We counsel our clients to look beyond their immediate impulses to the long-term ramifications of their desires, to assure themselves that they are truly thinking of their child’s best interests. Naturally, we hold the opposing party to that same high standard, and advocate forcefully against any conditions that may have a negative impact on your children. We protect the children and advocate for our clients to assure that their child’s best interest is preserved.

Skilled negotiation of complex custodial and visitation issues

A family is not static. Children grow. Parents advance in their careers or change jobs. Individuals remarry, relocate, or face new challenges. The busier your life is, the more you need a manageable plan, and conversely, the less likely you are to be able to stick to it. At The Law Office of Thomas M. Shanley, P.C., we have the experience to anticipate obstacles to parenting plans and the creative thinking to devise modifications that suit active lifestyles. Our decades spent negotiating complex financial settlements have honed our ability to focus on the right details that move talks forward to beneficial resolutions.


The best result has been and will always be a negotiated resolution, so long as it is fair. The fair negotiated result is achieved through detailed knowledge of the facts, the law and by an attorney who has an ability to artfully and creatively fashion a resolution. Tom Shanley has successfully resolved the most complex and unique matrimonial disputes and has minimized the need for acrimony and litigiousness whenever possible.


The key to effective representation is communication. Tom is an effective listener. He emphasizes and understands his clients’ concerns. He educates his clients so they are able to understand the law, the process and the solution.

Aggressive litigation at trial and on appeal

The Law Office of Thomas M. Shanley, P.C. has a long track record of favorable trial outcomes and appellate decisions. Mr. Shanley is admired in court for his meticulous preparation, clarity of presentation, and pointed arguments. He is often referred to by opposing counsel as an eloquent orator, but most importantly his ability to understand the facts and applicable law allows him to compassionately and effectively articulate the right result. When family law proceedings become contentious, we are forceful advocates for our clients’ rights, known for getting results.

Contact a consistent and reliable Greenwich, Connecticut family law firm

To schedule an appointment with The Law Office of Thomas M. Shanley, P.C., call us at 203.622.9004 or contact our Downtown Greenwich office online.

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