Giving up on your relationship or marriage may be the most difficult decision you have ever faced. If you find yourself in a position where you have no other viable choice, make sure your legal advisor is capable of bringing you through the process in a manner that ensures your most vital financial and personal interests will be properly defended, and the best interests of your children upheld.
Some parties end up financially worse off and less happy than when they were together because they represented themselves during the divorce or family court proceeding, thinking it will be faster and less expensive than hiring a professional. Afterward, they’re left with an agreement that is not favorable and may not be able to be undone. While there may be no way to prevent some change to your quality of life or defined access to your children, this does not mean that you should simply accept a worst-case scenario without a fight.
Hiring a capable attorney may be the most important step you can take to ensure your solvency and emotional well-being after a divorce or family court proceeding. Your attorney will review any settlement proposals to ensure they are fair to you and do not cheat you out of your legal rights by way of fraudulent or sloppy accounting on the part of your spouse or former partner. In the event your spouse or former partner has been guilty of improper or criminal behavior during the relationship, your attorney will be able to present evidence of this to the Court, making it much more likely that an eventual settlement or trial outcome will be more favorable to you than might otherwise be the case.
You may have grown used to the idea of your spouse or former partner as a domineering or omniscient master of the universe. Your attorney however, thanks to a firm grasp of the law and solid research and discovery tools, may be better able to expose the clay feet that can topple this self-proclaimed demigod from the pedestal than if you went it alone.
There are only two ways to reach the end of a divorce or family court proceeding – either an agreement is reached resolving financial matters and establishing a parenting plan, or orders will be issued by the court after a trial. Agreements ordinarily require some level of compromise, but a good lawyer will help you fight for what is most important to you, while driving a hard bargain with regard to the priorities of your erstwhile spouse or partner.
Hirsch Legal, LLC is one of Fairfield and New Haven County’s top divorce and family law practices. If we take your case, we will ensure your best interests are adhered to whether your goal is settlement or to proceed to trial. We honor the trust you place in us by doing our level best to engineer the best possible outcome in a given situation.
Attorney Carmina K. Hirsch (formerly Tessitore) is widely recognized by her peers and clients as one of Connecticut’s top attorneys, having received numerous awards and accolades over the years. Choosing our firm to assist you in your divorce or family law matter is not only a wise move, but also very convenient: our Shelton office is just minutes away from Fairfield and New Haven County’s biggest cities. We serve clients in family court matters in Stamford, Bridgeport, Milford, New Haven, Waterbury, and Danbury. Before you file for or answer a divorce or family law pleading, contact us for a consultation.