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Connecticut Family Law
Family law is all we do at Freed Marcroft. Our attorneys’ singular focus, without distractions, allows us to go “a mile deep” on all the highly evolving aspects of family law. Our lawyers have the qualities you expect from powerful litigators, including a deep bench, legal knowledge, and an aggressive approach. However, our legal team also carries the compassion and conflict-resolution skills necessary to provide non-adversarial resolutions for our clients. We have extensive experience in all three family law options – litigation, mediation, and collaborative law – because what is most important to us is designing a divorce or family law matter individualized to you, your goals, and your family.
Comprehensive Family Law Practice
Freed Marcroft’s sophisticated legal team has a full-service divorce and family law practice, including:
- Alimony & Spousal Support
- High Net Worth Divorce
- Later in Life Divorce
- Same-Sex Divorce
- Property Division
- Family Law
- Child Support
- Child Custody & Visitation
- LGBTQ+ Family Law
- International Divorce and Custody
- Legal Separation
- Unmarried Couples
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Post Judgment Modification and Contempt
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PARENTING PLANS & CUSTODY AGREEMENTS
For families with children, decisions surrounding parenting plans and child custody are often the most emotional aspects of a divorce. Freed Marcroft offers mediation and collaborative divorce, which allows and supports parents seeking agreement on parenting and child support outside of court. A non-adversarial method allows for a creative and flexible parenting plan that anticipates the future as your children grow. Plus, you and your co-parent will learn enhanced communication skills; setting you up to reduce the stress on everyone – especially the kids.
CUSTODY & SUPPORT MODIFICATIONS
When the court finalized your divorce, it issued a divorce decree. That divorce decree is a final, enforceable court order. But sometimes, some of that order just doesn’t work for you and your family, or your spouse may not be following the order. Post-judgment issues deal with property division, child support, alimony, and parenting plans. The Motion for Modification and the Motion for Contempt are probably the most common motions filed post-divorce in Connecticut. Another common Post Judgment motion is the Motion to Open the Judgment.
Freed Marcroft’s lawyers have the depth of knowledge and experience about family law, and with the Connecticut courts, to deploy the most strategic Post Judgment motions for you. In fact, filing motions isn’t always a necessary (or even preferable) first course of action. If you prefer to reach an agreement rather than litigate, mediation and collaborative law are options to consider. In those cases, we submit the agreement you’ve reached to the court so that it becomes an enforceable court order. There are other creative solutions that may meet your needs and help you move forward without issues. Freed Marcroft’s family law attorneys can explain the ins-and-outs, and put together a legal strategy for your modification - rooted in your goals.
Child support stems from parents’ duty to support their children. The Connecticut Child Support Guidelines contain a mathematical formula to determine child support. But that's not the end of the story. Importantly, courts can "deviate" from the default child support calculation. If you are currently paying or receiving child support and there has been a substantial change in circumstances, you may also be able to get a Post Judgment child support modification. Your Freed Marcroft legal team will help you understand the ins-and-outs of child support and will design a child support strategy individualized to you, your goals, and your family.
DIVORCE INFORMATION & FACTS
Freed Marcroft’s divorce attorneys have a lot of experience helping people through this time, and part of our job is to explain how divorce and family law work in Connecticut. Check out our Divorce Information and Facts for answers to the most common legal questions. In addition, we are always adding new divorce and family law information to both our Divorce and Family Law Blog and YouTube video channel. If we decide to work together, you will have the opportunity to ask (and we will answer) whatever legal questions are on your mind. Your lawyer’s answers will be specific to you, your situation, and your goals.