Divorce / Custody and Visitation
In the divorce process, whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant, you face a set of legal and financial questions and issues.
- Where will I live?
- How will I pay my bills?
- What will happen to my children?
- What about my house?
- What about my kids’ education?
- What about my retirement?
- What if I remarry?
By Listening to your specific concerns, and putting your needs and those of your children, if any, at the forefront, Peter can guide you through your most pressing issues with kindness and compassion.
Advocating for You!
Custody – ensuring that your best interest, and those of your minor child or children, are represented in all disputes regarding child custody arrangements, for married and unmarried parents.
Child Support – helping clients understand the guidelines and, when necessary, providing enforcement representation and counsel.
Legal Separations – crafting reasonable agreements between married partners who choose to separate but not divorce, allowing for arrangements to be made with regard to all the crucial issues, including responsibility for outstanding payments and obligations, spousal support, child custody, visitation, and living situations.
Domestic Violence – advocating for you in court, obtaining and completing the required documents, and dealing with the opposing side throughout the legal process, whether that involves getting a protection/restraining order in place, filing a domestic violence lawsuit, filing for divorce or working to get you custody of you children.
Guardian Ad Litem/Attorney for the Minor Child – in some contested custody proceedings, and in all cases of alleged child abuse or neglect, the court will appoint a guardian ad litem (GAL) or Attorney for the minor child, and objective, impartial person who acts as a representative for the minor children.
Department of Children and Families (DCF) – providing legal representation for parents, children, and legal guardians who are being investigated by The Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) as part of, or separate from, a divorce proceeding.
Spousal Support – determining if, when and the amount of alimony – temporary (pendente lite), rehabilitative (short-term), and permanent – is necessary and appropriate to enable a spouse who is disadvantaged through divorce to maintain a standard of living similar to what which he or she enjoyed during the marriage.
Visitation and Parental Access – researching options and providing equitable solutions.
Division of Property – determining whether an asset is marital property, dividing marital debts, and valuing family businesses, employment and pension benefits.
Discreet Solutions – ensuring the most equitable division of property in high-asset divorces, including finding hidden assets and protecting investments.
Post-judgment Modifications – providing counsel regarding modifications in child custody, alimony, visitation, or child support orders caused by a significant job change or other changes in circumstances.
Therapeutic Support – Finding the right person to offer therapeutic support, when necessary, can often be key to preserving emotional balance in individuals and families going through a divorce.