A new chapter begins. Charles & Boni-Vendola, LLC is pleased and proud to announce that Corrine Boni-Vendola has been appointed by the State of Connecticut as a Superior Court Judge. While we will miss her in the daily trenches, we could not be happier for or prouder of Corrine. She will be sworn in today, March 26, 2024, and we look forward to seeing her on the bench continuing her work in the legal system.

With Corrine’s departure, we will be continuing as a new partnership, Charles & Concilio, PC. Nicole Concilio, who has been an attorney for 20 years and has worked with Corrine and Marianne for 17 of those years, going forward will be a named partner. She is well deserving, and we look forward to her ongoing loyalty and diligence to the practice of Family Law.

Marianne, Nicole, and the excellent staff at Charles & Concilio, PC, will continue to expertly serve Fairfield and New Haven counties in all matters related to family and matrimonial law.


Fulfilling The Role Of Guardian Ad Litem

Fulfilling The Role Of Guardian Ad Litem

In our most recent blog, we took a look at the legal grounds a person must have to file for divorce in the state of Connecticut and described the ways our team could help you with your matter. Indeed, family law and related matters are often met with difficulty, as there are often a lot of emotions and grief throughout the process. This can sometimes make it difficult to reach a point where the children’s best interests are considered, requiring the assistance of an outside party. In today’s blog, your Greenwich, CT attorneys discuss what it means to be Guardian Ad Litem and how we can help.

Representing a Child’s Best Interests

Though the term divorce may be widely understood in theory, the intricacies of each situation are complex. You see, there is no one-size-fits-all formula for how your matter will turn out, and understanding that each matter is on a case-by-case basis is the first step to resolving your family-related issue.

When a couple is going through the divorce process, there are several factors that need to be considered in the process. These can range from the purpose of separation to alimony or spousal support and everything in between. When children are shared between the two former partners, the process becomes even more complex.

Not only will you have to establish custody of any children involved, but there will need to be a determination of child support. If either party cannot come to an agreement, your judge may request an independent third party come in to act as Guardian Ad Litem. To learn more about this process and how our team can help, give our office a call today.

Going Through the Necessary Paperwork

A Guardian Ad Litem is an approved individual appointed by a judge to advocate for the children involved and provides an educated suggestion on what he or she believes is in the best interest of the children.

In order to provide an educated suggestion, a GAL will spend time reviewing all important paperwork and documents involved in the case. Contact our office to learn more about this process and what to expect.

Providing an Educated Recommendation

Finally, after the GAL has reviewed all of the necessary paperwork and interviewed the necessary individuals for supplemental information, he or she will advocate for the children’s best interests by making an educated recommendation on the outcome of the matter. From here, the judge will consider the information and make a final determination.

Give Our Team A Call

Contact The Law Offices of Charles & Concilio, LLC in Greenwich, CT by calling 203-234-1000 to learn more about the important roles and purposes of a Guardian Ad Litem and schedule your initial consultation with our team today.


The dissolution of a marriage is emotionally difficult, and our team meets you where you are with compassion and understanding.


We represent you and your children’s best interests through custody matters by gaining a thorough understanding of your situation.

Other Services

Our attorneys can provide representation for your children’s best interests and safety when parties cannot reach agreement.