Protecting Your Interests in a Divorce
At , we restrict our practice to matrimonial law and mediation, and legal matters related directly to marriage. Our primary area is divorce, and we also assist clients with prenuptial agreements. We represent clients in both routine divorces and complex, high-value divorces. Read more about complex divorce.
Matrimonial law involves other legal areas such as real estate, pensions, wills, businesses, and taxes. We work in these areas as they relate to a matrimonial matter.
Choosing the best approach
One of our preliminary goals is to help clients choose the approach that best fits their needs. Because the dissolution of a marriage often involves changing objectives and emotions, clients may need to remain flexible in their approach. We can provide constructive and creative solutions, and we can help control costs.
Objectives sometimes need to be reassessed as the case proceeds. We stress open, straightforward, honest communication with clients on all matters, neither exaggerating potential results nor underestimating the difficulties that may lie ahead.
Presenting the available options
In the context of both routine divorces and complex divorces, many clients wish to settle their cases on a negotiated basis. Around 95% of divorce cases in Connecticut are ultimately settled, and the parties are spared the time, expense, emotion, and risk of a trial. We always recommend a constructive, amicable approach when possible. In a case that is settled without a trial, we can carefully structure the arrangements involving spouses and children.
However, if the settlement approach is ineffective to resolve the matter, we are prepared to give vigorous advocacy at trial. We bring skill, experience, and meticulous preparation to a client’s case, and we focus on an effective, efficient approach that maximizes our client’s chances of a favorable outcome.
An alternative and increasingly popular approach is collaborative divorce, in which the parties and their attorneys agree to work together on a settlement. We can help clients decide whether this is the right approach for them, and we can advise them during the collaborative divorce process. Read more about collaborative divorce.
Focusing on efficient case management
We consistently emphasize case management to ensure that objectives and implementation stay on track, and we budget each stage of our work to help keep costs within the control of the client. We also believe it is important to provide an emotionally supportive environment. In all matters, client communication and quality of work are paramount, regardless of the scope of our engagement.
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