Divorce & Matrimonial Law in CT
Family & Divorce Lawyers Wolf & Shore
Wolf & Shore Law Group is dedicated to protecting your interests and will take a proactive approach to your family law matter. Our attorneys use both litigation and negotiation techniques to help you achieve the best possible outcome. Whether you are a concerned grandparent, an engaged person protecting your interests, or a party in a contentious divorce, the attorneys of Wolf & Shore, LLC will use their knowledge of Connecticut family law and experience to accommodate each and every client.
“[Wolf & Shore, LLC was] caring, professional and friendly. It was truly a pleasure to have them help me through a very difficult time in my life.” – T.S., Southbury, Ct
We understand that each individual case is unique, and whether your case is best handled by a cooperative settlement approach or a fully contested trial, our attorneys have the experience you need.
We will ensure that our clients understand the legal process, comprehend their options, and are kept appraised of their case throughout its pendency. Wolf & Shore Law Group also understands that many parties wish to resolve their disputes amicably, quickly, and on a budget, and can assist you with doing so.
Let us help you get the freedom you need to take back control of your life.
CT Divorce Checklist
Divorce in Connecticut can be a difficult time for all parties involved. It’s critical to go through the necessary steps in order to move forward;
- Did you try to work on your relationship with a marriage or family counselor?
- Are there children involved? If so, have you and your partner discussed what would be in their best interest?
- Have you decided that you are ready to move forward with a divorce?
- Have you prepared a list of questions for your attorney?
- If you answered yes to all of the above, it may be time to retain an attorney.
Commonly Asked Questions About Family & Divorce Law in CT
My partner and I already talked about a parenting plan. Do I need a lawyer to help me figure out finances?
Yes. There are a variety of factors that play into the equitable distribution of assets in a divorce. Assets need to be analyzed to determine what the pre-marital portion is, if any, pensions may need to valued and child support and alimony may need to be calculated. An attorney can assist you with all of these issues, direct you to a financial advisor if necessary, run the Connecticut Child Support Guidelines (hyperlink) and also show you asset division charts to assess which assets should be attributed to each party.
I have 401k that I've contributed to for 20 years. Is my spouse entitled to 50% or just since date of wedding?
The contributions you made prior to your marriage may be able to be counted as a pre-marital asset. Connecticut is an equitable distribution state, but it based on the marital estate as a whole. If you can both agree that something is a pre-marital asset, you may be able to incorporate such into an agreement. However, if you disagree as to when the asset was obtained, or accrued you may need to have a hearing and will need evidence to support such. An attorney can walk you through this process and explain what type of evidence would be most helpful in your situation.
You may be. Alimony, or spousal support, is based upon a variety of factors. Connecticut considers the length of the marriage, the income of each party, the earning potential of each party, the role each party played in the marriage, and other factors. You should consult with an attorney to assess your specific situation.