Carla Barone leads the matrimonial and family law practice at Cohen Forman Barone, LLP, and has worked in prestigious matrimonial law firms in New York City and Connecticut, most recently for Raoul Felder & Partners. Carla joined Cohen Forman Barone, LLP as a Partner in 2015, bringing over 12 years of matrimonial litigation and mediation experience to the firm. She has been admitted to practice law in New York State since 1998 and Connecticut since 2006.
For more than a decade Carla has successfully advocated, litigated, and negotiated on behalf of her matrimonial and family law clients in cases involving difficult custody claims, child support, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, division of high net-worth assets, complicated business valuation matters, spousal maintenance and equitable distribution. While at Raoul Felder & Partners, Carla handled a myriad of complex jurisdictional issues involving international jurisdiction, international service of process, matters involving the Hague Convention as well as difficult matters involving the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA).
Carla’s expertise in matrimonial and family law, combined with her professional and courteous style, achieves successful results and gratified clients. She is always mindful that individuals and families facing divorce and separation experience difficulty, both emotionally and financially. She is a zealous advocate always prepared to litigate, negotiate and mediate, depending on each client’s specific needs.
After working as a public defender at The Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division, Carla began working in the private sector handling all phases of matrimonial and family law. Since that time, she has devoted her career to navigating individuals and families through the difficulty of divorce, custody, asset division and separation. She is a frequent lecturer on matrimonial law issues and published articles for the Connecticut Law Tribune and co-authored a chapter in a multi-state continuing legal education resource entitled A Practical Guide to Divorce in Connecticut. Carla Barone is a member of the New York City Women’s Bar, Matrimonial Section, the Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law Section and the Nassau County Bar Association.