Hartford Divorce Lawyer Offers Clients Unparalleled Legal Support
Protecting your interests when you face divorce
At Carlo LLC in West Hartford, CT, we focus our entire practice on matrimonial law and family law. The vast majority of cases we take on involve divorce and related issues. Attorney has 37 years of experience handling all types of marriage dissolution cases, including collaborative divorce, no-fault divorce and complex divorce.
The divorce process
When it comes to divorce, our law firm provides comprehensive family law services to our clients. We understand how to handle all phases and procedures pertaining to the Connecticut divorce process, including:
- Officially filing for divorce
- Assigning fault based on statewide grounds for divorce (or, conversely, citing no fault if the divorce is a result of the marriage becoming irretrievably broken)
- Serving a spouse with divorce papers
- Filing motions
- Negotiating toward a settlement (particularly in collaborative divorces)
- Dividing assets equitably
- Presenting a case in court when necessary
Available divorce options
In both fault-based and no-fault divorce, many clients wish to settle their cases. Around 95 percent of divorce cases in Hartford, Litchfield, and throughout Connecticut are ultimately settled, and these parties are spared the time, expense, emotion and risk of a trial. We always recommend a constructive, amicable approach whenever 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 in resolving the matter, we are prepared to provide vigorous advocacy at trial. We bring skill, experience and meticulous preparation to your case, and we focus on an effective, efficient approach that maximizes your chances of a favorable outcome.
A large percentage of the cases we handle are what we call complex divorces — that is, cases that involve factors that complicate them in some way, and thus, require a skilled Hartford divorce lawyer to litigate them. Oftentimes, this has to do with the finances of a divorcing couple, such as a couple with a very high net worth. In these cases, mutually owned assets may include numerous investment accounts, trusts, properties, vehicles and other possessions, making equitable distribution particularly difficult. Luckily, we have a deep understanding of finance that helps us to best advise our clients involved in complex asset division.
Collaborative divorce is an alternative and increasingly popular approach, in which both parties and their attorneys agree to work together, often through divorce mediation, on a settlement. In a collaborative divorce, the initial filing is typically uncontested, allowing for a streamlined process. We can help you decide whether collaboration is the right approach for you based on the circumstances of your divorce and your desired outcomes.
Clients often seek the services of our divorce attorney for matters adjacent to divorce, such as the following:
Please feel free to read our divorce frequently asked questions (FAQs) and our page on grounds for dissolution of marriage in Connecticut.
Contact a knowledgeable and experienced Hartford divorce lawyer from our firm
At Carlo LLC, we are always committed to advancing your objectives, and helping you find constructive and creative legal solutions. To talk with a member of the divorce and family law team at our firm today, call 860-251-6790 or use our online contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve Hartford & Litchfield, CT.