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Erica Burten

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Practice Areas

  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Divorce Litigation
  • Divorce Mediation


Erica Burten is a dedicated attorney specializing in collaborative divorce and matrimonial and family law litigation. With a unique blend of courtroom experience and collaborative practice, Erica offers her clients a balanced approach to navigating the complexities of divorce and family law. Erica is committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for her clients, whether in the courtroom or through collaborative methods.

Erica's clients often worry about the potential disruption to their family dynamics and the uncertainty of their future. She addresses these concerns by focusing on tailored family-centered solutions with the goal of alleviating post-judgment issues.

What sets Erica apart is her deep understanding of both litigation and collaborative divorce. Her courtroom experience enables her to advise clients on the realities of both processes, ensuring they are well-informed and prepared. For clients opting for a collaborative solution, Erica enlists a team of professionals which generally include a mental health professional, a financial neutral, and an additional divorce attorney. Each team member is trained and certified in mediation and collaborative divorce. For litigation matters, Erica frequently utilizes financial neutrals and forensic accountants to provide a more economically sensible resolution.

Erica's philosophy centers on personalizing her practice. She offers judgment-free support and advocacy, understanding the emotional toll of divorce. Known for her honesty, empathy, and firm guidance, Erica helps clients transition from unhealthy marital relationships to healthy co-parenting dynamics.

Erica is an active member of several professional organizations, including the Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Fairfield County (CDPFC), the International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), and the Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce (CCND).

Erica earned her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law at Camden and her B.A. from Indiana University at Bloomington. She held a clerkship for the Honorable John A. Sweeney, Ret., A.J.S.C. in Burlington County, New Jersey. Erica resides in Westchester County with her two children.



  • Rutgers School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey
    • J.D.
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Public Policy

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2001
  • Connecticut, 2004

Professional Associations

  • Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce, Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Attorneys of Fairfield County, Member

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Divorce Mediation