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Ashling Soares

Ashling Soares

Ashling Soares Law
  • Family Law, Divorce, Juvenile Law ...
  • Connecticut, Florida, New York
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Ashling Soares is a graduate of the University of Miami School of law, cum laude, and is admitted to practice in Connecticut, New York, and Florida state courts, as well as the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Ashling earned her B.A. in Sociology from Boston College, where she interned at a private criminal defense law firm. During law school, Ashling worked in the University of Miami’s Children and Youth Law
Clinic, where she represented current and former foster care youth in dependence, health care, mental health, disability, independent living, education, immigration and other general civil legal
matters. Ashling also gained extensive litigation experience while interning at both the Miami
Public Defender’s Office and the Broward Public Defender’s Office.

After law school, Ashling worked as an Assistant Public Defender at the Broward Public Defender’s Office for three years, where she represented low-income clients in a wide range of criminal cases, ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies. After relocating to Connecticut, Ashling worked as an Agency Attorney for the Administration for Children’s Services in New York City, where she prosecuted child abuse and neglect cases in family court.

After leaving ACS, Ashling began working in private practice. Using the skills and experience she had gained as a public defender and ACS attorney, Ashling expanded her practice areas to include, in addition to criminal law and family law, education law, employment law, litigation, and estate planning. Ashling has shared her acquired expertise in education law while teaching a legal seminar on special education, through the National Business Institute. Ashling lives in Fairfield, Connecticut, with her husband, Anderson, and their daughters, Ava and Aliya.

University of Miami School of Law
J.D. (2011)
Honors: Cum Laude
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Boston College
B.A. (2008)
Honors: Honors Program; Dean's List
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Professional Experience
Founding Attorney
Ashling Soares Law
- Current
Associate Attorney
Maya Murphy, P.C.
Agency Attorney
Administration for Children's Services
Assistant Public Defender
Broward Public Defender's Office
Speaking Engagements
Special Education Law: The Ultimate Guide, Hartford, CT
National Business Institute
Professional Associations
State Bar of New York
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Fairfield County Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New York
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Juvenile Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Education Law
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    DUI & DWI
    White Collar Crime
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I have been divorced for 10 yrs and in the divorce agreement my ex husband is to pay me $16,900 upon my daughters high
A: You may file a post-judgment motion for contempt. You should consider hiring an experienced family law attorney to file the motion on your behalf and represent you in court.
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Ashling Soares Law
55 Greens Farms Road, Ste 200-58
Westport, CT 06880
Telephone: (203) 529-5115
Fax: (203) 529-5115