Page Updated: November 22, 2023

Filing for divorce, especially if you’re a high-income-earner, can quickly become a difficult legal affair with a lot of factors to work through. You’ll need to decide how to divide your assets (as well as your debt), how to share custody of your children (if you have them), and how to handle child support or alimony. You have a lot of decisions to make that will affect the way you move forward, and you want to make sure you are making the right ones. We can help.

At Freed Marcroft, our goal is to put you in the best position possible post-divorce. We accomplish this by taking the time to get to know you, your family, and your goals, then applying our extensive knowledge of the Connecticut family court system to craft robust and effective legal strategies. No matter how complicated you believe your case to be, you can rely on us to rise to the challenge. Call today to schedule your initial consultation and learn more about how our Hartford divorce lawyers can navigate you forward.

Pathways To Divorce In Connecticut

Connecticut allows you to file for either a no-fault or fault divorce. In order to claim fault against your spouse, you must list one of the 8 possible fault grounds upon filing, which include adultery, habitual intemperance, intolerable cruelty, and more. Fault divorces are far less common, because they are generally very complicated, tense, and take a considerable amount of time to be fully resolved. Another critical factor to understand is that if you fail to prove the fault, the court can’t enter the divorce or dissolve your marriage. All in all, a for-fault divorce is a lot to go through only to wind up married in the end.

No-fault divorces do not require the court to find any fault as long as at least one spouse testifies that the marriage has irretrievably broken down with no reasonable prospect of reconciliation. It is important to note, however, that even in a no-fault divorce, a judge may consider whether one spouse played a larger role in the breakdown when ruling on aspects such as property division or alimony. Our Hartford divorce lawyers are extremely familiar with all of the Connecticut family courts, so we can anticipate where obstacles may arise and how to best plan to overcome them.

If your separation involves a considerable amount of conflict and you and your spouse are unlikely to agree on much, your divorce will likely need to be litigated in court. Our team is tenacious and skilled in courtroom litigation, and will fight for the best possible outcome of your case.  They are also adroit negotiators, who can help you reach settlements.

On the other hand, if you and your spouse begin your divorce on relatively good terms, you may be able to participate in a collaborative divorce or mediation, allowing you to reach fair and favorable resolutions while saving time, money, and stress.

Divorce For High-Earners

Our Hartford divorce lawyers are seasoned in the intricacies of the complex assets that high-income divorces often consist of. Whether you have accrued assets through shares in a business, real estate properties, stock options or more, you can trust that those assets will be safeguarded from any nefarious tactics your spouse may employ in an attempt to diminish their value.

Depending on your unique financial situation, we will tailor our approach to target your objectives and recommend the most beneficial route forward. We are committed to supplying you with an honest assessment of your circumstances, even when it may not be what you want to hear. While some other firms may sugarcoat the details, we will never do you the disservice of shying away from hard truths.

Our Hartford Divorce Lawyers Are In A League Of Their Own

At Freed Marcroft, we want to help you turn the page on this chapter and start one that leads to a brighter future. Our firm is singularly focused on the legal issues surrounding families, and we excel in resolving them in a way that benefits you. Call today to schedule your initial consultation with a member of our team and learn more about our exceptional brand of service to clients.

Freed Marcroft LLC

Freed Marcroft LLC