When a marriage ends in divorce, the experience can be painful emotionally and financially. Having a lawyer who is caring, compassionate and aggressive can make the process less traumatic. At The Hamzy Law Firm, LLC, in Bristol, our goal is to help you to move on to the next phase of your life with your emotions and finances as intact as possible.
Before you and your spouse can get divorced in Connecticut, you will need to reach an agreement on issues such as:
- Marital property division: All assets acquired during your marriage, with the exception of gifts and inheritances, will need to be divided according the law of equitable distribution. Marital assets include such assets as pension plan benefits, 401(k) accounts and real estate, regardless of whose name is on the account or title. Equitable usually means 50-50, but a court could decide that a different division is equitable based on factors such as the amount of separate property each owns.
- Alimony: Connecticut family courts may order that one spouse pay support or alimony to the other, based on factors such as financial needs of the recipient spouse and the ability of the other spouse to pay alimony.
- Child custody and visitation: If you have children, parenting issues will need to be resolved before you can tackle other issues such as property division or alimony.
Our lawyers handle uncontested cases where the two parties are able to able to reach agreement on all of the issues of divorce. We also handle contested divorces when two sides are unable to reach an agreement and the court will need to decide. If you are concerned about issues such as asset protection, you should discuss your situation with a lawyer before you take any steps you cannot undo.
No one goes into a marriage expecting it to end in divorce. When divorce is inevitable, however, it’s important to seek the help of a lawyer who has compassion for what you are going through and is aggressive enough to protect your interests.
Marital Property Division Attorneys Serving Litchfield and Hartford County
For more information or to speak to an experienced Bristol divorce attorney, please contact us online or by phone at 860-589-6525 to schedule an appointment.