Family is one of the most important things in life, so when a divorce is on the horizon or there's a squabble about child custody, it's essential that things are handled delicately and by someone with your best interests in mind. Every case we take on is important, but family law matters require a certain kind of understanding; these issues are between two individuals who used to share a love, and when feelings are hurt, emotions can run high. Our Groton family law attorneys will take your side and walk you through what needs to be done to achieve the outcome you are looking for.
Areas of Connecticut Family Law We Handle
At The Bartinik Law Firm LLC, we tackle many different aspects of family law. Some of our clients require our services for several different matters, while others need a little guidance with one aspect. Regardless of your needs, we are here to help you get things settled so that you and your family can move on with your lives. Our attorneys can assist you with:
- Divorce. Connecticut is a no-fault state when it comes to divorce. This means that neither party has to prove grounds for divorce. The court will consider that a marriage has "irretrievably broken down" when a divorce application is filed. Both spouses do not have to agree on the need for divorce; it only takes one spouse to demand the marriage ends.
- Child Custody. With many people choosing to have children outside of a marriage, child custody issues may be handled completely separate from—or as part of—a divorce. There are many factors that go in to determining a custody arrangement if you and your former partner cannot agree, but the child's best interest will always come first.
- Child Support. This will often go hand-in-hand with creating a custody agreement, but not always. We can assist with creating, modifying, or enforcing a child support order for custodial or non-custodial parents.
- Alimony. Also known as spousal support, alimony helps both spouses maintain a certain standard of living as they rebuild their lives following a divorce. If one spouse made much more money than the other, the higher-income party may be required to pay a certain amount of money for a specific amount of time. Alimony is usually temporary, though there are some circumstances where it can be considered "permanent."
- Mediation. Mediation is a way of working out details of your divorce, child custody, or support case with your ex-partner and an impartial third party. Mediation is becoming increasingly popular, as it is often much more cost-effective, takes less time, and produces outcomes that satisfy both parties.
- Contempt Citations. If your former spouse or partner is not holding up his or her end of the bargain in regards to your divorce, custody or support agreements, you can file a contempt citation. These measures are especially common when a parent frequently violates the rules of court-ordered visitation or refuse to pay child support.
Contact Our Groton Family Law Attorneys for a Free Consultation
At The Bartinik Law Firm LLC, we take your family law matters seriously and want to see you happy. Our Connecticut divorce attorneys provide a personal touch that will make dealing with all of your legal issues a little easier.
If you have decided on divorce, then call us today at 860-445-8521 for a free no-obligation consultation. For family law cases other than divorce cases like post-judgment cases to modify orders, we do charge a small reasonable consultation fee which is discussed before the meeting.
Our Groton family law attorneys accept clients from across Connecticut, with a special focus on the needs of New London County towns like Groton, Stonington, Ledyard, Norwich, North Stonington, East Lyme, Waterford, and Montville. We also handle cases in Middlesex County, and Windham County.