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Divorce in Connecticut

When filing for divorce in Connecticut, you and your spouse will have to reach agreement on several crucial aspects of your split, including the division of property and debts, whether one person will receive alimony and how child custody, visitation and child support will be handled, if you have minor children. Each of you should be represented by your own divorce attorney.

If the two of you, with the assistance of your Connecticut lawyer, cannot reach a mutually acceptable agreement on these key points, a judge will make the decisions for you.

Questions to Ask When Interviewing Family Law Attorneys

Before hiring a divorce lawyer, schedule a preliminary meeting (sometimes called an initial consultation) with each attorney you're considering. Use this meeting as an opportunity to tell the lawyer a bit about your situation and learn more about the attorney.

It's useful to bring a list of questions to the meeting that will help you make a hiring decision. Typical questions to ask would include:

  • How long have you practiced law?
  • Do you only practice family law, or do you represent other kinds of clients, too?
  • Can you describe your style or approach when representing divorce clients?
  • What kind of property division, child custody, child support and alimony arrangements can I expect?
  • How much do you charge for your services?

Find & Hire a Connecticut Divorce Lawyer

As soon as you start thinking about filing for divorce, you should hire a Connecticut family law lawyer. The attorney can explain the steps for filing for divorce in Connecticut and help you prepare to tell your spouse you'd like a divorce.

If you need help locating a Connecticut divorce lawyer, you've come to the right website. Call at 877-913-7222 or fill out the form on this page to get connected to Connecticut divorce lawyers in your area.