We understand that divorce is difficult and full of emotional ups and downs. But it doesn't have to leave you in financial or emotional ruin. Our practical approach to divorce helps you focus on the best future for you and your family. We look at your case and lay out an easy to understand, step by step plan that will help you determine where you want to be after divorce.
WHAT TO CONSIDER
Financial and employment history are critical factors in determining child custody, alimony, and fair and equitable division of assets. There is a way to live the life you want after divorce. Through our partnerships with financial advisors, we can help you get there.
Nothing is more important than your children during divorce. Putting aside animosity and conflict is paramount to instituting a plan that will be good for both children and parents. We help ensure that your child's emotional, educational, medical, and financial needs are met.
Taking care of your own mental health is invaluable to success after divorce. Divorce is an emotionally charged process and we work to ensure you are supported every step of the way by connecting you to the right counselors and therapists when needed.
Financial changes are a top concern for people after divorce. Child support is based on income and the needs of children. Alimony is determined on a case by case basis.
DIVISION OF ASSETS
Connecticut is a quasi-community property state. What does that mean? Essentially, all of your possessions, assets, and debts are lumped together and divided according to your divorce process, regardless of when they came into your possession. This does not mean things will be equally divided. There are many factors determining who gets what.
*All of these considerations help us determine whether your case is appropriate for mediation and/or a collaborative divorce process, or will require litigation and court involvement. By understanding you, your family, and goals for the future, we will tailor an action plan that allows you to be personally and financially successful going forward.
Nothing is more important than your children. Custody arrangements and parenting plans are emotional, but critical to ensuring you are able to protect your children and the time you have with them. Specific, but flexible arrangements that include conflict resolution techniques will help things run smoothly after divorce.
WHAT TO CONSIDER
Sole vs. Joint Legal Custody
Sole Legal Custody means one parent has both physical and legal custody of the child. There are many factors that will be considered if there is a request for sole legal custody.
Joint Legal Custody gives both of you the power to be informed or make decisions about education, medical, or personal issues pertaining to your child. It is presumed to be in the child's best interest.
Putting together a legal document that solidifies the individual parenting roles and responsibilities will help alleviate stress and maintain a healthy environment for children. Co-parenting after divorce is difficult, but is critical to the emotional health of you and your children.
We work with you to determine child support terms that help keep your child safe and stable.
After divorce, there is nothing more important than a secure financial future. We will be your direct guide to what the alimony arrangement means for you moving forward.
After a divorce is final, you many want to modify a child custody agreement, parenting plan, or alimony arrangement, depending on what works and doesn't work. We will help you understand what the modifications mean for you and your children and get the right plan in place.
Premarital agreements help protect financial assets or family businesses. Although it is difficult to imagine when you decide to get married, it is something that should be considered by both partners. We will show you how this can protect your financial future.