The end of a marriage is a difficult time for everyone. The emotional and legal process of separating from a spouse, understanding the legal requirements of divorce, and planning both child custody and support are all daunting tasks that go along with filing for divorce.
The first step in having a successful divorce is filing a petition for the dissolution of marriage. Either individual can jumpstart this filing, and there is no benefit or consequence as to who files first. After the filing of the initial documents, the process of separating the property and the family begins. Answering questions and making decisions during this process and can very often lead to additional disputes.
It is important to realize that an experienced attorney can help the parties reach meaningful agreements and decisions about property and how the family will operate after the divorce finalized. Not only can a divorce be very emotionally draining and taxing, but it can also be very expensive. And the last people that should be benefiting and encouraging further discord are the attorneys.
It is important to seek out experienced attorneys who understand the Connecticut filing process and the issues that must be addressed, including:
- Child support
- Child visitation and custody
- Property division
- Premarital or marital agreements
Remember that getting the right attorneys can mean the difference between a lengthy, costly, and nasty fight, or having an efficient process that focuses on the best resolution possible.
An experienced attorney may also be able to achieve a divorce for clients through mediation so that the parties never actually have to testify in court. In other circumstances, there are times when litigation is unavoidable, and it’s then that you will need a well-versed and aggressive attorney to represent and enforce your rights in court. If there are serious child custody issues, visitation issues, or decision regarding the children’s education or health, it is important to get the right Connecticut attorneys to get the best result.
If you and your spouse can agree on the division of property, finances, and assets, and can agree on a parenting plan, then you may be able to proceed with an uncontested divorce.
Discuss Your Situation with a Connecticut Divorce Attorney
Divorce is not expected to be a pleasant experience, but it can be the start of a new beginning, and contacting the Connecticut attorneys at The Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons & Grant is the first step toward a new stage in your life. In having our thoughtful and experienced attorneys on your side, you can be assured to get the best possible outcome. You can contact our office or by calling 203-348-2465. We are ready to confidentially and discreetly answer any questions you might have about a marriage dissolution proceeding.