Advocating for You
Advocating for You
In a divorce, whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant, you face a set of legal and financial challenges.
Where will I live?
How will I pay my bills?
What will happen to my children?
What about the house?
What about my kids’ education?
What about my retirement?
What if I remarry?
Family Law Categories
Ensuring that your best interests, always with a focus of what is in your child’s best interest are heard. Representation in all disputes involving child custody including, joint custody, sole custody, legal custody, physical custody, as well as drafting child custody arrangements, and parenting plans for married and unmarried parents.
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. These include Neglect Petition and Delinquency.
Calculating the appropriate child support to be paid or received according to the Connecticut Child Support Guidelines. Each calculation is case specific and some of the factors include, the income of the parties and the number of children.
Determining whether Alimony is appropriate in your particular requires evaluating many factors. Some of those include, the age of the parties, the length of the marriage, the income of the parties, to name a few.
Helping to craft visitation and parental access agreements with the idea of continuing to foster a loving and caring relationship between the client and their children.
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.
Determining whether an asset, or a debt is marital property. Dividing marital assets and debts. Valuating family businesses, trusts and pension benefits.
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 protective order, or a restraining order. Representing someone who has been served with a protective order or a restraining order.
Taking the time with the client to diccuss the many factors involved in the dissolution process. This includes frank discussions about the possible need for professional help for mental health and/or alcohol and substance abuse issues.
Providing representation in modifications of existing court orders in child custody, alimony, visitation, child support caused by a substantial change of circumstances.
Knowing when to refer the client to 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.
Peter is a court certified Guardian Ad Litem/ Attorney for the Minor Child in the state of Connecticut. His focus will always be on the children. If your case requires the appointment of a GAL/AMC, He will work with any court appointed attorney to ensure a fair and reasonable outcome taking into consideration the best interests of your children.
Wherever you are in the separation or divorce process, Peter is committed to providing you with the best options in matters of divorce litigation or settlement, legal separation, parental rights, and child support.