Connecticut Divorce Litigation Attorney
Protecting Connecticut Families
When your marriage breaks down and you and your spouse are at odds, you need a divorce litigation attorney who will help you identify priorities, defend your interests, and see your case through from start to finish. While there are plenty of non-adversarial divorce options for Connecticut couples, the default process remains divorce litigation. Having an attorney who understands takes a balanced approach to process and is not resistant to going to trial can help you protect yourself and your family now and in the future.
Help in High-Conflict Divorce Litigation
When you or your spouse file for divorce, each party has the choice to make dissolution easy, or to increase conflict in the divorce process. It takes two spouses willing to cooperate to avoid high-conflict divorce litigation. While some families are able to resolve their differences through collaborative divorce or divorce mediation, other situations are too high-conflict to be resolved peacefully outside of court.
If you and your spouse are unable to communicate without fighting, or even abuse, you need a Connecticut divorce litigation attorney who can be your advocate in court and with your spouse’s attorney. A skilled family lawyer can balance the need to protect you and your children against unreasonable demands with the need to keep your case moving forward toward resolution or trial. Often, diligent trial preparation can set the stage for a better resolution even without putting the case before the judge. The information learned during the process can improve the chances of reaching a fair settlement that both parties can agree on.
If settlement seems impossible, your divorce litigation lawyer will be there helping you put together evidence to prove your case and get the Connecticut family court to enter a judgment of divorce that works in your favor. Divorce litigation involves all aspects of marital dissolution, including:
- Property distribution
- Child custody
- Child support
- Alimony or spousal support
Your case may not involve every issue, but depending on your family’s circumstances, and your goals, divorce litigation may be the only way to protect what matters most to you.
When Adversarial Divorce is the Right Choice
Most Connecticut divorce litigation does not result in a trial. More than 90% of divorce cases settle at mediation or through negotiation between the parties. However, sometimes an adversarial proceeding is necessary to protect yourself and your children, or to help you and your attorney understand the full extend of your family’s assets and debts.
There are many reasons why a divorce case might go to trial. Although every case is as unique as the people involved in it, there are usually a few major issues in each case that must be resolved if it is going to settle. When they can’t, an adversarial divorce trial is the necessary outcome. Adversarial divorce is most common when:
- There are allegations of domestic violence or child abuse by one parent
- Spouses have unequal bargaining power
- One (or both) spouses are holding out on unreasonable demands
- There are unanswered legal questions in the case
- The parties can’t agree on one or more issues
Choosing the Right Divorce Litigation Attorney
When facing a high-conflict divorce, you need to choose a divorce litigation attorney who can balance negotiating on your behalf informally and through mediation, with proving your case in the courtroom. At Lawrence & Jurkiewicz, our divorce litigation attorneys have a great deal of experience and a consistent track record of resolving high-conflict divorce matters. Our goal is to obtain the most optimal resolution possible, with a minimum of stress for each of our divorce clients. We understand the impact contested divorce litigation can have on our clients’ lives, and are willing to act as go-between and advocate on your behalf. The key to achieving an optimal resolution is to be ready and willing to try the case if necessary, while at the same time, working hard to avoid unnecessary time and expense. With extensive courtroom experience, we are prepared to assist you.
Divorce Litigation Attorneys in Torrington, CT
The family law attorneys in Torrington, Connecticut at Lawrence & Jurkiewicz, LLC represent divorcing spouses and parents throughout the greater Hartford area and the Litchfield County area. Our adversarial divorce attorneys are experienced in helping people find their way through difficult family law issues like divorce. We offer consultations by in-person appointment, phone conferences and zoom meetings. Please call us at (860) 264-1551 or contact us to schedule a confidential consultation to see how we can help you.