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A Connecticut divorce can be a financially challenging, stressful, and emotional time. Susan T. Perkins understands this and can help you get a fair resolution to your divorce. Every divorce is different, and you want an attorney that understands that. Whether you are a father trying to obtain custody of your child in a system that may seem impartial to keeping children with their mother’s or you want to make sure that you leave the marriage with the assets that you brought into it, Susan T. Perkins can help.
Marriage is a legally binding contract of sorts, and divorce is the legal termination of said contract. There are a few things that you should know about Connecticut divorce laws before you proceed.
Connecticut is a “no-fault” divorce state. This means that the only requirement to file for divorce is that the marriage has “irretrievably broken down.” However, this does not mean that actions by either spouse will not be considered while making a judgment in the case. The court can still consider one spouse to be at fault for the divorce. In most cases, fault has little impact on divorce proceedings unless it is egregious. Abuse or an affair are two egregious actions that the court takes very seriously while making a decision in a Connecticut divorce.
There are two types of Divorce in Connecticut, an uncontested divorce and a contested divorce. In a contested divorce one of the parties does not agree with the divorce or the terms while an uncontested divorce is one in which both parties agree to everything. Most divorces start out as contested because it is very rare that couples agree on everything from the start. The idea is to use tools like mediation and the court system to find an agreement that both parties can accept.
Obviously, the first step while preparing for a divorce is hiring an attorney to represent you. Hiring an experienced and knowledgeable attorney is the most important step in the divorce process. There are also some steps that you can take on your own. Preparing for your divorce is imperative. The more information that you can give to your Connecticut divorce attorney, the better. There are also some other steps you may want to consider:
A great way to come to an agreement with your spouse is through mediation. Mediation is much less formal than court hearings and therefore the process lends itself to creating an open line of communication between the two parties. Mediation can significantly decrease the length of your divorce battle. There are also costs saving involved as compared to standard court hearings. Discuss how the mediation process can benefit you with your Connecticut Divorce attorney.
Attorney Perkins’ is willing and able to help you with all of you Connecticut divorce and family law needs. She can also guide you through your Connecticut child custody battle and alimony case. Susan T. Perkins is a member of the Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island Bar Associations.
If you are getting a divorce in Connecticut, Rhode Island, or Massachusetts Susan T. Perkins can help. Contact us today or call us at (401)Perkins (401)737-5467 to find out how we can help you proceed.