Family Law Attorney

Separation and divorce, including property division and child custody disputes, are among the most stressful and painful experiences that most New Haven residents ever endure. Decisions about how to move forward in a way that is fair to both spouses can be difficult to make, particularly when one spouse refuses to be reasonable. The family law attorneys at Dolan & Dolan, LLC help Connecticut spouses resolve their differences as painlessly as the circumstances permit.

Disputes about property division and other financial issues are always troublesome, but disagreements about children are even more emotionally taxing. To resolve custody and visitation disputes, parents need to understand how a judge would likely rule if the dispute is taken to trial. Legal advice from an experienced divorce and child custody lawyer is essential to making an informed decision about parenting issues.

The family law attorneys at Dolan & Dolan LLC understand the complex issues that accompany the breakdown of a marital relationship. Based on years of experience, we offer meaningful advice to ease our clients’ stress. Whenever possible, we try to resolve disputes through negotiation so that our clients will not endure the burden of a trial. When the other spouse refuses to take a reasonable position, however, we use our skill as trial attorneys and our familiarity with Connecticut judges to seek the best outcome in court.

Helping Clients When a Marriage Ends

Getting a divorce in Connecticut is relatively easy when spouses agree that their marriage is irretrievably broken. When spouses do not agree upon a divorce, the spouse who wants the divorce will need to prove that grounds for divorce exist. Some grounds involve proof of fault. The family law practitioners at Dolan & Dolan LLC can explore potential grounds for divorce and offer advice about how to proceed as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Before spouses separate, they need to plan for the future. What property should a spouse take? Should a separating spouse open a new bank account? Should a spouse who plans to leave take the children? Acting without first obtaining legal advice can lead to decisions that a spouse will later regret. Seeking family law guidance from Dolan & Dolan, LLC is the best way to plan for the future.

Helping Clients Resolve Issues Involving Children

Custody and visitation are among the most difficult issues for parents to confront. Parents need to protect their right to play a central role in their children’s lives without placing their kids in the middle of ugly quarrels.

At Dolan & Dolan, LLC, we understand the importance of shielding children from harm while working to find solutions to parenting disputes. We help parents resolve disagreements about where their children will live, how much time they will spend with each parent, and how child-raising decisions will be made.

Helping Clients Resolve Financial Issues

Every divorce involves financial issues. Property and debt must be divided. Questions need to be answered about the division of retirement plans and other sources of future income.

A spouse with limited or no income might need financial support during or after the divorce. When minor children are involved, child support arrangements need to be made.

Most financial issues can be resolved through negotiation after divorcing spouses understand the rulings a judge would likely make after a trial. The family lawyers at Dolan & Dolan, LLC help clients negotiate reasonable financial settlements that suit their needs. When the other spouse refuses to negotiate in good faith, we use our trial skills to seek favorable outcomes in court.

Helping Clients Maintain Financial Security

Almost half of all marriages end in divorce. Before making the commitment to marry, it is wise to consider the benefits of a prenuptial agreement. Particularly when a disparity exists in the property each party to a planned marriage owns, the person with greater resources may want a prenuptial agreement to protect that property in the event of a failed marriage.

On the other hand, the party with less property will want to make sure that any proposed prenuptial agreement is fair and reasonable. At Dolan & Dolan, LLC use our experience to negotiate prenuptial agreements that protect our clients’ rights.

We deal with the range of family law cases including:

To make an appointment with an experienced family law attorney, call Dolan & Dolan LLC at 203-397-6171. We represent clients in family law matters in New Haven and surrounding Connecticut counties.