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Family Law

Lawyers in Wallingford Helping You Deal With family law
20+ YEARS EXPERIENCE

Without question, some of the most emotionally-charged issues in all of law fall under the domain of family law. Are you having legal issues regarding marriage, adoption, divorce, or you are seeking custody of children? We focus much of our practice on family law, so we can guide you through your issues.

For a free consultation with a Connecticut Family Law attorney,  CALL 203-303-1895.

Klapproth & Kenworthy, LLC located in wallingford, CT, has provided representation to thousands of people in Connecticut. From custody disputes to divorce proceedings, we will represent you in all facets of family law.

Divorce, child support & division of property…
Divorce, Custody, and Support

We will represent you in court or help you negotiate an out-of-court settlement. Our attorneys provide guidance through the entire process, including:

  • Litigation, mediation, arbitration and settlement discussions

  • Post-decree issues, including transfer of property, division of retirement benefits and enforcement of court orders and parenting plans

  • Modifying child support or residential arrangement, if needed

Prenuptial Agreements and Enforcement

Prenuptial and marital agreements can be very complicated and are often not enforced by a court. An attorney can help ensure a prenuptial agreement will be enforceable. We can answer questions regarding prenuptial agreements or help draft a prenuptial agreement.

Domestic Violence Protection & Anti-Harassment Orders

Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of behavior in which a person acts abusively toward an intimate partner. Behavior is abusive when it’s intended to control another by making that person feel intimidated, frightened, terrorized, or humiliated, or by isolating that person from family and friends. Domestic violence can happen regardless of gender or sexual orientation — anyone could be a victim, and anyone can be an abuser.

A restraining order is an order issued by a court that applies to an individual that another person has identified as an abuser. Restraining orders generally forbid another person from engaging in certain activities that affect the person who sought the order. It’s important to note that restraining orders differ depending on the specific pattern of abuse. Some examples of what a restraining order can do include:

  • Prohibiting another person from contacting you

  • Requiring another to move out of your home

  • Mandating that a person keep a certain amount of distance from you at all times

  • Awarding sole custody of children

 

Frequently asked questions

Connecticut courts utilize the Connecticut Child Support and Arrearage Guidelines, which provide a mathematical formula to set the child support payment amount. Each party/parent involved in a divorce proceeding is required to fill out a financial affidavit. The respective financial affidavits are then used by the court, in conjunction with the Connecticut Child Support and Arrearage Guidelines, to determine what amount (if any) of child support each parent is responsible for.

After the necessary paperwork to commence a divorce has been filed with the court, parties used to be required to wait a mandatory 90 days prior to being able to proceed forward with finalizing their divorce. In the recent years, Connecticut has created alternative options to allow parties to divorce in a shorter period of time. Those options include nonadversarial divorce and/or divorce with an agreement and request to waive 90 days. Not everyone is eligible for a nonadversarial divorce and/or a divorce with agreement and request to waive 90 days. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation in order to determine if your case is eligible for these alternative options.

Parenting education programs are classes designed to educate adults about the many issues children face when their family situation changes. The programs train participants about how to help children adjust in a healthy way to divorce or living apart from a parent. Parties who are seeking a divorce and whom have children in common and/or born of the marriage that is to be dissolved, are required by the court to complete a parenting education program prior to the final dissolution of the marriage.