Dyan is a member of the Connecticut and Massachusetts bars. She received her undergraduate degree from Boston College, graduating in 2005, and then earned her law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2008. While in law school, Dyan was on the board of the Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition, which supports and represents victims of domestic violence and their children.
Dyan represents individuals in all areas of family law, including divorce, alimony, child support, property division, mediation, arbitration, and post-judgment motions for modification and contempt. She has extensive experience settling and litigating highly complex financial matters. Dyan often collaborates with financial experts to analyze and determine the value of interests in private equity funds, professional practices, and privately held business interests. She is known for her persistence, attention to detail and pragmatic approach to cases.
In addition, Dyan has experience resolving and litigating difficult custody disputes. Dyan appreciates that every client, family, and case is different and prepares a strategy to achieve each individual client’s particular goals, while also considering the financial and emotional costs of any given action.
Dyan has considerable experience in dealing with both the defense of, and attacks on, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. In this sophisticated niche of the law, Dyan’s ability to formulate strategies, work closely with experts, review financial disclosures, trace assets, assess claims of unconscionability and make cogent arguments as to the specifics of statutory considerations, all serve the interests of clients who have, or are considering entering into, prenuptial agreements.
Before choosing to focus her practice solely on matrimonial law, Dyan litigated complex commercial litigation cases at the trial court, argued before the Appellate court, and represented institutional and individual clients in contested bankruptcy proceedings in federal court.
Dyan has been nominated by her peers for recognition by “Connecticut Super Lawyers” as a “Rising Star” each year since 2014. In 2016, she was also selected as a “40 Under 40” recipient by Fairfield County Business Journal, an honor which recognizes influential young leaders in the community. In 2018, she was named a New Leader in the Law by the Connecticut Law Tribune.
Dyan has been a presenter on matrimonial topics. Most recently she was a co-presenter at the 2020 CT Legal Conference on “Alimony Retrospective: A Discussion on Case Law and Settlement Strategies since the Implementation of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.”
Dyan is an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association, the Fairfield County Bar Association, in which she serves as co-chair of the family law section, and the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association. She is a member of the executive committee of the family law section of the Connecticut Bar Association. Dyan is active in the community and has regularly volunteered with the Special Olympics of Connecticut for over 20 years. She is also a member and the webmaster of the Westport Young Women’s League, an organization focused on supporting the local community.
- Family Law
- Child Support
- Property Division
- Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina, 2008
- Boston College, 2005
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- Connecticut Bar Association
- Fairfield County Bar Association
- Greater Bridgeport Bar Association
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