Connecticut Divorce Lawyers
Trumbull, CT Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
Guilford, CT Divorce Lawyer
Stamford, CT Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
Attorney Ollennu believes that the best way to resolve family disputes is through the process of divorce mediation. He has successfully mediated...
Mr. Posmantier began his career in 1997 with a legal research clerkship at the Department of Legal Research for the Judicial Branch, Superior Court of Connecticut. He subsequently joined the Greenwich, Connecticut, firm, Fogarty Cohen Selby & Nemiroff LLC (“FCSN”) as an associate in 1998. He became a partner at FCSN in 2007, focusing a large part of his practice on high net worth asset division and support awards, as well as on complex child custody...
New Canaan, CT Divorce Attorney
Manchester, CT Divorce Lawyer with 40 years experience
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West Hartford, CT Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
I actively support my community through involvement with the East Haven Chamber of Commerce; the Branford Lions Club (SightSaver Day Chairman); the Branford Green Committee (Chairman); and Widow's Son #66 Masonic Lodge. I am also actively involved in the New Haven County Bar Association where I engage...
Connecticut Divorce Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
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If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.
Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.
Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.
Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.
Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).
Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.
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