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Shelton Family Law Blog

4 questions about child support modifications

You and your spouse are splitting up. You think the court will order you to pay child support for your 12-year-old son.

You're fine with that, and you want to help out. However, you also work in a rather volatile industry. Things are going well right now, but you're worried about what your finances will look like in a year, or in five years. If you're ordered to pay $1,000 per month, for example, is that going to turn problematic in the future?

Protecting your children with divorce mediation

As a spouse, you know it's time to end your marriage, but as a parent you worry that a divorce may harm your children. This is a reasonable concern, and one that many more parents should carefully consider before serving a spouse with divorce papers. However, there's good news for parents who worry about the effects of a divorce on children.

A traditionally litigated divorce that takes place in a courtroom can certainly present many pressures to children. This setting often encourages combative attitudes in parents, but it doesn't have to be that way. If you want to keep your divorce civil and even healthy, you should consider speaking with an attorney about divorce mediation.

Not happy with the divorce decree? Go back to court

The day you walked into court to finalize your divorce, you expected that to be the end of it. However, after a few days of contemplating the divorce decree, you realized that you are not even close to happy with the decisions the court made. But what can you do now that the divorce is final? Do you have any options at all?

Fortunately, even after you have the divorce decree in hand, you have the right to go back to court in Shelton and challenge the decision. Or, it may be possible that your ex-husband is not happy with the final ruling of the court and he wants to challenge the judgment. If this is the case, then it is best to prepare for the process. Read further to find out more about challenging a divorce decree.

Could you benefit from a collabortive law divorce?

The use of alternative dispute resolution in divorce proceedings just makes sense. Imagine you have been married for 15 years and you're seeking a divorce. You and your ex-spouse may have amassed a lot of marital assets together, including vehicles, real estate, retirement savings, cash bank accounts and more. You may also have child custody and child support decisions to make.

In a case where two spouses cannot agree on anything, it may be impossible to reach a fair settlement out of court. However, Connecticut spouses often see the wisdom in reaching accord. Many spouses want to benefit from the time-saving and money-saving aspects of reaching an out of court settlement, which also allows them to stay in control of their divorce outcome, and this motivates them to work together.

Self-Representing In Your Divorce Can Backfire

If you’re about to start your divorce process, you may be tempted to believe that representing yourself will save you money that you’d rather keep than throw at lawyers. While this is an understandable reaction, the truth is that you're probably underestimating what the whole process of divorce involves and requires. If you’re not familiar with that process, you may end up hiring a lawyer later, and spending that money anyway on top of the money and effort you’ve already spent trying to do it yourself.

The following are five reasons why you shouldn’t try to self-represent in your divorce case.

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