Whether dealing with a divorce, child custody or child support dispute, or whether you are interested in a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, your family law case requires an attorney who is highly qualified to manage the multiple dimensions of your unique and complex circumstances. The team at the Stamford office of Siegel, Colin & Kaufman is prepared to apply our 70-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. We'll make sure to address all of your concerns during the process and keep you updated every step of the way.
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 make important decisions with respect to their children as well as how they share their time with their children, 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.
Do you need to speak with a child custody attorney in Stamford, CT? Get in touch with our team by calling 203-326-5145 now.
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.
If you're dealing with a divorce, child custody or child support dispute, you need a local family law attorney who is highly qualified to manage every aspect of your situation. The team at Siegel, Colin & Kaufman can draw on more than 90 years of combined legal experience to resolve your case as quickly as possible. We'll make sure to address all of your concerns during the process and keep you updated every step of the way.
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 sometimes also appointed to represent a child in cases involving modifications of custody. The team of attorneys at Siegel, Colin & Kaufman understands the dynamics involved in representing minors and has years of experience in this area.
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. Either way, you will need guidance from a seasoned attorney. 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.