Attorney EvaMarie Franco
Attorney, Transactions & Related Litigation
EvaMarie Franco is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and is admitted to practice in both Connecticut and New York State Courts, as well as Federal Court for the District of Connecticut. Attorney Franco's primary area of practice is matrimonial and family law, including prenuptial and postnuptial contract drafting, divorce litigation (custody and visitation disputes), and post-judgment modifications and enforcement actions. Attorney Franco also regularly handles estate planning, employment matters, and education law issues. She is personally involved in all aspects of representation from client intake through trial, working directly with clients for the entirety of their cases.
While earning a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Political Science from Boston College, Attorney Franco began working at a small civil law firm in Connecticut. She continued her work there throughout law school and became an Associate Attorney upon graduation, overseeing casework for the firm’s clients for several years thereafter. In this role, she managed and litigated all matrimonial and family law matters, housing litigation, and attorney fee litigation.
During this time, Attorney Franco also worked in Fordham's Family Law Advocacy Clinic, where she handled both family law cases and special education matters. She initiated the Clinic's first lawsuit in Federal Court and received a favorable decision, which was groundbreaking for both Fordham and law school clinics throughout the state. In addition to her clinical work, Attorney Franco studied prenuptial agreements and divorce litigation under Attorney Vikki Ziegler, star of Bravo's Untying the Knot.
Though Attorney Franco often works with high net worth individuals, whether it be high asset divorce, a complex estate plan or negotiation of substantial severance package, she has extensive experience working with individuals and families from various backgrounds. Attorney Franco’s experience includes guardian ad litem work at the Children’s Law Center of Connecticut, where she represented minors in highly contentious custody disputes, often in high profile family court and criminal court matters. She worked on cases ranging from complex relocation proceedings to emergency removal proceedings, many of which involved sensitive issues such as child abuse, neglect, and termination of parental rights. She regularly partnered with the social work department, making home visits to meet with families in order to prepare evaluations and recommendations to the Court. Her public service work also includes volunteering at Sanctuary for Families in New York City, where she represented victims of domestic violence in divorce proceedings. She has worked in the Housing Unit of Connecticut Legal Services (CLS), where she represented clients in Housing Court and disciplinary proceedings with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as with local city housing authorities. While at CLS, she also dedicated time to the Family Law Unit, aiding victims of domestic violence. Attorney Franco was honored with the Archibald R. Murray Service Award summa cum laude from Fordham University School of Law in recognition of her dedication of over 1,500 hours of pro bono work to victims of domestic violence and families in crisis while in law school.
In 2016, Attorney Franco began working at MayaLaw in the Westport, Connecticut office.
New York: 212-682-5700