Why Small Businesses Matter in Darien and Southport: Meet Meredith McBride, Partner at Butler Tibbetts



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Four questions with Meredith McBride partner at Butler Tibbetts.

Why did you start your business?

Working in a small law firm I get to have my own business within the business. I chose to carve out a niche and create my divorce law practice within the firm because I am passionate about helping people through one of the most difficult parts of their lives.

What is your best-selling product/service?

The most common type of divorce I still see is a litigated (in court) divorce. However, I believe that is because most people think that is their option. However, as awareness of out-of-court divorce options such as mediation, negotiated resolutions, and Collaborative Divorce become more known to the public, more and more those are the types of cases and clients I have.

How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?

At Butler Tibbetts, we strive to use local businesses wherever possible, whether it is using Noble House (Darien) to develop and maintain our website, local printers for printing appellate briefs, or using Patriot Bank for our banking needs.

Have you reimagined your small business?

After over a decade of litigating divorces and seeing how the court system takes a bad situation and makes it worse for people, in 2022, I committed to expanding and transitioning my practice to offer out-of-court options for divorcing couples, such as Collaborative Divorce and mediation. I have reimagined the divorce services I offer to clients to allow them to choose the right path forward for themselves and their families, putting their divorce and their destiny in their own hands rather than those of a judge. Protracted divorce battles are expensive and emotionally taxing and no one wins. Out-of-court options are private, done on the parties' own time, and can be less expensive.

Butler Tibbetts is located at 5 Brook Street Suite 2C in Darien. Contact Meredith at Butler Tibbetts and make sure to check out the firm's Facebook page as well!

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