Practice Area Pages - Attorney at Law in Torrington, CT


All is not lost when one cannot repay debts. The law provides options to help you get through insolvency. Click on the links below to learn more about the various types of bankruptcy which may provide solutions for you. With an office in Torrington,… Read More

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Table of Contents Income-Based Eligibility Credit Counseling (Pre-Filing Briefing) Exemptions Choosing Whether To File Singly Or Jointly The Automatic Stay In Chapter 7 Credit Cards, Personal Loans And Medical Bills In Chapter 7 Your Mortgage In Chap… Read More

Liquidation (Chapter 7 Bankruptcy)

If your debts have become unmanageable, a Chapter 7 bankruptcy can provide you with a "fresh start." In Chapter 7 you receive a "discharge," a permanent injunction which prohibits any attempt to collect a debt from you as a personal liability. So… Read More

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Table of Contents Threshold Decisions Option #1: Dissolution and Winding Down Option #2: Chapter 7 Business Liquidation Option #3: Reorganizing Under a “Conventional” Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Option #4: The Small Business Chapter 11 Case Opt… Read More

Small Business Reorganizations (Chapter 11 Bankruptcy)

A Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization can provide powerful relief for a struggling business or for individuals. Do You Qualify for a Small Business Reorganization Under Chapter 11? A Chapter 11 bankruptcy for small business can help companies whose… Read More

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Table of Contents Eligibility The Automatic Stay in Chapter 13 Disposable Monthly Income The Chapter 13 Plan Home Mortgages in Chapter 13 Second Mortgages and HELOCs in Chapter 13 “Cram-downs” of Non-Residential Real Property Taxes in Chapter 13… Read More

Wage Earners Reorganization (Chapter 13 Bankruptcy)

You can save your home from foreclosure and discharge other debt with a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, also known as a "wage earner reorganization." Filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy creates an "automatic stay" which immediately stops foreclosures and all o… Read More

Family Law and Divorce

Dissolving the bonds of matrimony can present significant financial and emotional challenges. Parents who transition from spouses or partners to co-parents often struggle to create custody and visitation plans that work for their families and promote… Read More

Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce is right for spouses who prefer to resolve their differences at a negotiating table instead of a courtroom. Read More

Divorce Mediation

If both spouses accept that divorce is inevitable, mediation may provide an alternative that is less stressful and more economical. It is important that mediation be truly voluntary for both parties and that both can commit to resolving their differe… Read More

Divorce Litigation Attorney

Perhaps you have decided to file for divorce and you are not communicating well with your husband or wife. Or your spouse has begun a Connecticut divorce action. The outcome of your case will determine the legal rights and obligations of you and your… Read More

Business Law

All businesses need a business law attorney to provide legal help from time to time, but most businesses, especially smaller ones, don’t have the need or resources to maintain in-house counsel. At the same time, dealing with legal matters can diver… Read More

Prenuptial Agreements

Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! It can be conducive to marital harmony to enter into a prenuptial agreement, so that the financial expectations of you and your intended spouse are clear. A prenuptial agreement is a contract by which spouse… Read More

Postnuptial Agreements

A Connecticut postnuptial agreement can be an effective tool when financial struggles are putting a strain on a couple’s marriage, or if you just want to set both spouses up for economic success. However, courts put these marriage agreements under… Read More

Foreclosure Mediation

Falling behind on your mortgage doesn’t have to mean you will lose your house. Foreclosure mediation is an option for many Connecticut homeowners which can help them reduce their monthly payments and catch up on their debts. How to Handle Foreclosu… Read More

Last Will and Testament 

When you are planning for your family’s future, a last will and testament is central to the estate planning process. A will directs how your assets and property will be handled after your death, and can designate guardians for children and other de… Read More

Real Estate

We Know What’s Important To You In Your Real Estate Transaction. In A Word: Closing! You want a real estate attorney who will help you complete your transaction in the shortest possible time, and with the fewest bumps in the road. With over 30 year… Read More
Attorneys: Peter Lawrence, Esq.