Connecticut Family Law Attorney
If you are thinking about filing for divorce, or if your spouse wants to initiate a divorce, you undoubtedly have a number of concerns. You may be worried about the toll a divorce will take, both on your children and yourself. You may well be concerned about what your financial situation will look like after a divorce. There is no doubt that the way that your divorce is resolved will have many lasting implications.
Attorney Edward P. Jurkiewicz of Lawrence & Jurkiewicz, LLC, has helped many clients through the divorce process. Our firm will work to minimize the tension and uncertainties associated with your divorce and will protect your rights at every point in the legal process. We offer a free consultation to discuss your issues. Contact us today.
Helping Clients Get Results in Every Aspect of Divorce
Your divorce lawyer must be able to address the different interrelated factors in a divorce. Our law firm is able to assist you in every part of your divorce, including:
- Property division: In Connecticut, all martial property is subject to a fair and equitable distribution. Precisely what is “fair and equitable” is an issue to be negotiated or litigated in most divorce cases, and there are many factors that can influence this determination.
- Child support: Connecticut has enacted a statutory formula that determines the amount of child support the noncustodial parent must pay. This amount can be deviated from by agreement or court order.
- Alimony (Spousal support): The amount and duration of alimony, or spousal support is determined by several mandatory and discretionary factors, including the length of the marriage, the age of the parties, the income of each spouse, the standard of living attained during the marriage and other factors. Alimony is taxable by the payee and tax-deductible for the payor.
- Child custody and visitation: Child custody and visitation: Issues of child custody and visitation are guided by the “best interests of the child” standard. Courts in Connecticut operate under the presumption that joint legal custody is in the best interests of the child. “Legal custody” means decision-making: with joint custody, each parent will have a say in all major issues relating to the child’s upbringing. However, legal custody is distinct from physical custody.
In every divorce, we utilize cost-effective representation to achieve a result that is tailored to your needs. We seek the most comfortable and financially advantageous situation for you, following your divorce, that is realistically possible.
A common misperception is that once a divorce proceeding is commenced, the spouses are inevitably embroiled in an inordinately expensive and stressful “War of the Roses”. In reality, a divorce case typically proceeds in an orderly fashion, offers numerous opportunities for resolution through negotiation. The majority of cases are resolved this way.
We also offer mediation as an alternative to resolve the issues in a divorce. Divorcing spouses can save some money and time if both accept that divorce is inevitable and commit to talking through the issues in good faith and with an attitude of mutual respect. To learn more about the mediation services we offer, click here.