Why Should You Get a Second Opinion in a Divorce Case? | Greenwich Moms


Providing Unbiased, Genuine, HighlyExperienced Second Opinions with a personalized approach to complex divorce issues is Thomas M. Shanley’s specialty.

Throughout his practice, he recognized a need for clients to obtain a fixed-fee second opinion that is genuine, unbiased, and personalized with no hidden agenda. He believes it is a natural progression of his practice to now retire his litigation practice and limit his services to providing second opinions on any and all facets of either a pending or soon-to-be commenced dissolution matter in Connecticut, to act as review counsel for mediation, and in the preparation of prenuptial agreements. 

The quality of a second opinion is based on the experience of the attorney providing the opinion as well as a commitment to not seek to be successor counsel. Tom Shanley is a highly experienced, efficient, and effective legal counsel. Tom has practiced for over 43 years in a private practice devoted to family law. He has handled the most sophisticated matters.

The benefits of the second opinion are:

  • It erases the apprehension and anxiety created by your retained litigator, mediator, family, friends, or a spouse.
  • It gives you the comfort that you are on the right track or that there is a better path forward.
  • It comes at a reasonable and affordable fixed fee.
  • It helps minimize the emotional and financial costs involved.


When you are trying to determine whether you should litigate or mediate, or you start second guessing the time, cost, level of conflict, or whether you are getting the attention you deserve, it’s time for an unbiased second opinion.

A second opinion provides invaluable insight as to whether you are on the right path, whether your agreement is fair and reasonable or whether some adjustment would benefit one or both of the parties. 

Thomas Shanley welcomes clients in need of planning their divorce, or obtaining a second opinion, mediation review, or prenuptial preparation services. You can read his Greenwich Times Article for more information, call his office at 203-622-9004 or visit secondopiniondivorcect.com for fixed fee rates and more information. 

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