Helping Families Discover Child Custody And Support Solutions

Child custody and support are extremely serious matters that can be among the most contentious in Connecticut divorce proceedings. It is important that your parental rights are protected, but also that your goals are in line with your child's best interests.

The family law court will ensure that the custody agreement and the level of child support agreed upon align with your child's best interests.

At Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, LLP, we work to the best of our abilities to help our clients craft favorable child custody and support agreements outside of court, but we are prepared to defend your rights and your child's interests in court, if necessary.

A Collaborative Approach To Child Custody And Support

Partner attorneys Valerie DePaolo and Laurie DeNigris are extensively experienced in "no-court" alternatives such as collaborative law and mediation. We encourage our clients to participate in these alternative dispute resolution models for the benefits they hold for both our clients and their children.

  • Collaborative law and mediation allow the parties to have more control and play a bigger role in the outcome of their case.
  • Both of these models are "no-court" alternatives, so the parties are able to settle their differences without having court orders imposed upon them.
  • These models are typically less time-consuming and less costly both financially and emotionally, not only on the parents, but also on the children.
  • Meetings are conducted in the law office and thus are private and dignified.

We are creative and informative in crafting resolutions with our clients and opposing parties. We will be your advocates in all legal forums and ensure that your rights are fully protected throughout the legal process.

Based in Southington, our attorneys handle child custody cases from Hartford to Waterbury, and we are committed to your best possible resolution for the long term.

Contact Us To Schedule A Lawyer Consultation

Please call 860-384-6319 or 800-221-5026, or email us to get your questions answered and gain a full understanding of your legal options along with the consequences of not hiring a reputable child custody lawyer. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you achieve your goals.