Divorce and Family Law
Eastern Connecticut Family Law Attorneys
Divorce can be emotionally and financially devastating. At Suisman Shapiro, our eastern Connecticut firm, our family law lawyers help clients resolve sensitive issues in the most economical and dignified manner possible. For those involved in divorce / dissolution of marriage this might mean mediation or arbitration. In other cases, we advise clients that their interests will be best protected by initiating court proceedings.
If you have questions about your legal options, contact our New London CT law offices to schedule a consultation with a family law and divorce attorney. Attorneys Jeffrey Hill, Michael Blanchard and Jillian Miller represent residents from New London County, Windham County and Middlesex County including the communities of: New London, Norwich, Waterford, Groton, East Lyme, Stonington/North Stonington, Lyme/Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Ledyard and Montville.
We will help you reach a custody agreement or win a judgment that is best for your children. That arrangement may involve shared/joint custody or sole custody, and will define the child’s primary residence, the custodial parent and visitation (parenting time) scheduled with the non-custodial parent. The terms of child support will be worked out, and if circumstances change we will seek a modification of custody and support orders. For more information, visit Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce and our Family Law Information Center.
Our attorneys will protect your financial interests during divorce. In some cases spousal support (alimony), temporary or permanent, may be an issue. Division of property involves not only the obvious real estate and bank accounts, but identification of retirement accounts and other marital assets. The tax implications of asset and debt division will be carefully considered. For more information, visit Frequently Asked Questions About Family Law.
If the relationship involved domestic violence, you may need the protection of a restraining order during your legal separation or after your divorce. If you have been the subject of false allegations of assault, our lawyers will advise you on appropriate steps to take in your defense.
We help clients build families, drafting co-habitation and partnership agreements and offering other services for those involved in same-sex unions, and helping blended families with step-parent adoption.
As a large firm, we are able to offer clients services in a wide variety of legal practice areas. Often those involved in family law proceedings also need help with estate planning, real estate transactions, or the re-organization of a family business.