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Divorce Attorney

Divorce Attorney

Divorce Attorney

Divorce Attorney in Ansonia, Milford, Orange, Stratford, Seymour, Oxford, Woodbridge, Bethany, Woodbury, Southbury, Waterbury, Shelton, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Trumbull, Monroe, New Haven, Hamden, North Haven, North Branford, Branford, Westport, Wilton, Weston, Easton, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Greenwich.

The 2010 U.S. Census placed Fairfield County, Connecticut at number eight in the nation in terms of weekly income. Stamford, Norwalk, Danbury, Shelton, Milford, Bridgeport, and Westport are some of the most desirable communities in the nation, with amenities including some of the nation’s best public and private schools.

Yet even in the most economically advantaged communities, marriages can break down resulting in divorce. If you are considering divorce in upper Fairfield County or New Haven County, Connecticut, chances are you have a lot to lose. Choosing to leave your spouse is a decision that impacts you, your family and friends, and especially your children. Divorce is one of the most emotionally and financially difficult experiences a person can endure in their lifetime. Whether the incompatibilities that led to the decision to dissolve a marriage are emotional, physical, financial, or other, the concern of “going it alone” is often daunting at this vulnerable time.

Statistics show that 40% - 50% of marriages end in divorce. Divorces generally take two tracks – 1) is reaching a negotiated settlement to resolve all matters regarding child custody and visitation (memorializing same in a parenting plan), as well as to resolve all financial matters (memorializing same in a separation agreement), both which become incorporated into a divorce decree; and/or 2) if settlement is not reached by the scheduled trial dates, then a Judge will decide all matters regarding your children and your finances for you.

Shelton-based attorney Carmina (Tessitore) Hirsch is one of Connecticut’s top family and divorce lawyers. She is recognized by her peers and clients in the complex areas of divorce and family law. She is a featured author in A Practical Guide to Divorce in Connecticut (updated edition released in 2018) and has been published in Connecticut Lawyer Magazine. Carmina has helped scores of Connecticut residents navigate one of life’s most difficult challenges.

Your choice of a divorce attorney is an important one. Carmina’s compelling style in the courtroom makes her a fierce advocate for her clients, but she is equally effective in pursuing her clients’ interests in negotiating a settlement.

Justice in a family court setting is not about punishing a wayward spouse for infidelity or about paying back an emotionally abusive spouse in kind. In divorce court, it’s all about what’s fair and equitable given all the facts and circumstances of your case, and most importantly what’s in the best interests of the minor children. Even though this sounds simple, unraveling the respective contributions of each partner to the family’s financial standing is often a deeply contentious subject. By the same token, it may be extremely difficult for parents to agree on legal custody or physical custody and parenting access time, necessitating a custody evaluation.

Going into the courtroom, or a divorce mediation setting, unrepresented and unprepared could have repercussions that echo throughout the rest of your life. Do the right thing for yourself and your family! Hire an attorney who will advocate for your rights. Contact Carmina today to schedule your consultation.

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