Your family law case requires an attorney who is highly qualified to manage the multiple aspects of your complicated situation. The team at the Stamford office of Siegel & Kaufman, P.C., is prepared to apply our 90-plus years of experience and well-recognized skills to direct your case in a seamless and polished manner so that all of your concerns are addressed.
Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements
Our firm can help you craft agreements that set expectations and minimize conflict. Both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are recognized and enforced in the Connecticut courts as long as they are entered into under strict rules of disclosure and transparency.
Where Are Family Law Cases Heard?
All family law cases in Connecticut are heard in the Superior Court, Family Division court. Family law includes cases that involve:
- Divorce — Also called dissolution of marriage, a divorce is a case that ends a marriage and decides all matters of custody, child support, alimony and asset and debt division.
- Modification — Sometimes a divorce order needs to be modified or changed after the divorce is over. We handle your modification cases as well.
- Child custody — A custody case determines how parents share their time with their child, either during or in the aftermath of a divorce, or when a married or unmarried couple has separated.
- Child support — Parents have an obligation to financially support their children, and a child support order can be issued as part of a divorce for a married couple or for unmarried couple who have separated. These cases are determined using the Connecticut Child Support and Arrearage Guidelines.
- Representing children — Sometimes children need their own lawyer. Our firm can represent children who need to establish a guardianship or conservatorship, or who need a voice in a divorce case.
- Property division — When a couple divorces, all of their marital property is divided according to Connecticut equitable dissolution law.
- Alimony — Also called spousal support, alimony is payments from one spouse to the other on an ongoing basis or in a lump sum to provide support or assistance.
- Taxation — The law concerning taxation of support in dissolution of marriage cases has changed recently and creates a new dynamic in the negotiation of alimony and child support with which our lawyers are knowledgeable and experienced.
Our lawyers provide seasoned representation in these complicated areas, ensuring that your case is handled with care. We focus our family law practice on clients with specialized needs that involve affluence and complicated assets.
When Would A Child Need An Attorney?
When parents are divorcing or separating and there is an issue about custody, attorneys can be appointed to represent children. The court appoints a guardian ad litem or “attorney for the minor child” whose purpose is to represent to the court what is in the best interest of the child, or to offer the wishes of a child who is old enough to have an opinion. Attorneys are also appointed to represent a child in abuse and neglect cases, and in modifications of custody or cases in which parental rights could be terminated. The team of attorneys at Siegel & Kaufman, P.C., understands the dynamics involved in representing minors and has years of experience in this area.
How Do I Get Help With A Domestic Violence Case?
Whether you are the victim of domestic violence or you have been charged with domestic violence, the issue will be an important one in any divorce or custody case. You need to be represented by an attorney who is seasoned in this area of law. A good attorney protects your rights, listens to your needs and works with you to find a solution you are comfortable with. If you are in immediate danger, you need to call the police. If you are seeking urgent help leaving a relationship, consult with a domestic violence shelter. Our attorneys understand the nuances of domestic violence matters, as well as how they can impact other pending family law cases.
Call An Experienced Family Law Attorney For A Consultation Today
For a confidential consultation, call Siegel & Kaufman, P.C., at 203-326-5145 or utilize our online contact form to make an appointment. We make a point of returning calls and replying to emails on the same business day and look forward to meeting with you. Located off I-95 at exit 9, our office is convenient to all of Fairfield County. We have convenient parking. When you need accomplished family law representation, our team is ready to help.