Family law issues can be complex and intense. Navigating the legal system to figure out what is best for you and your family can be daunting. However, a New Haven family law attorney can guide you through whatever issue you are facing and help you achieve a good outcome. Call a New Haven attorney with extensive experience in family law today to assist you with your case.
Family law includes a variety of different types of cases and issues, but the most common family law issue is divorce. Divorce laws in this jurisdiction are found in Connecticut General Assembly Sec. 46b. Divorces are granted only when they are based upon certain enumerated grounds found in the statute.
Additionally, the spouses’ assets must be divided prior to the grant of a divorce. This is done either by the agreement of the spouses, or through equitable distribution as determined by the court. In some situations, the court may also order alimony for a spouse.
In divorces involving children, there must be an order for child custody and child support, which the court determines by considering a number of factors and what is in the best interest of the children.
Emotions surrounding family law issues can run high, so if you fear for your safety or the safety of your family, a restraining order may help protect you. If a person has harmed you and is facing criminal charges, the criminal court can grant a restraining order. However, those orders only last until the case ends.
Family courts also have the authority to grant restraining orders for individuals who have endured domestic violence from a family or household member, and these orders can provide greater protection.
Upholding the highest standards of integrity and excellence, Billings, Barrett & Bowman passionately protects their clients’ interests and keep a laser-like focus on what they need. At Billings & Barrett, our team knows that the cornerstones to a strong attorney-client relationship are trust, dedication, and open communication.
Our New Haven family law attorneys provide our clients with a full-scope of family law services including everything from division of assets during a divorce to awarding alimony. Whatever your issue may be, our attorneys can help. We gather information and conduct investigations of our clients’ circumstances.
We inform clients of the options available to them and possible outcomes to ensure they have all the information they need to develop a strong case strategy. We assist clients with all the necessary paperwork for their case. We represent them in court and in settlement negotiations. We see each case through completion and put our clients’ needs and objectives first.
An attorney is a great resource for any person going through legal issues associated with their family. We understand the sensitive nature of family law cases, so we make every attempt to be available to our clients around the clock for whatever legal help they may need. We provide frequent case updates to keep them apprised of their case status. We advocate for them from start to finish. Let us take on your case and we will help carry some of your burden.
If you have been seriously injured or arrested in New Haven County, Hartford County or throughout Connecticut, it is important that you contact an experienced attorney immediately – the stakes are just too high not to. The attorneys at Billings, Barrett & Bowman will fight for you to get results. We will take the time to get to know our clients, explain the process so you understand what to expect, and will focus on obtaining the results our clients need. Our attorneys are experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated. Whether it is in a pretrial negotiation with a judge or a trial in front of a jury, we will do what it takes to get results for our clients.
We are excited to announce our 2018 Billings and Barrett First in Family Scholarship. This scholarship is designed to support individuals who want to further their education and are the first member of their family to attend college. A student will receive $1,000 with the best essay describing how being the first member of their family has impacted them.
For more details on how to apply, please visit our scholarship page
Any time you or your family member is facing criminal prosecution, a divorce, or a personal injury matter, the stakes are high. It is important that you have someone to guide you through the process, fight for your rights, and stand in your corner. The attorneys at Billings, Barrett & Bowman are dedicated to their clients and to getting results. It is important to protect your rights from the beginning to ensure you are positioned for the best possible outcome. Contact our office today for a consultation.