Ensuring Fairness When Dividing Property

Even when you are prepared for the emotional fallout surrounding a divorce, it is easy to feel shocked by the property division process in Southington, Connecticut. You worry about getting a fair deal, holding onto sentimental belongings and facing the stressful prospect of squaring off with your ex in court.

At Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, L.L.P., our experienced counsel helps you approach asset division with a calm attitude and confidence that your interests are protected.

How Assets Are Split

When handling a divorce, the state of Connecticut follows equitable distribution guidelines to split up property. Unfortunately, equitable does not always mean fair. If your former spouse makes more money, for example, a judge may decide to award him or her two-thirds of property, while you only get one-third. If you have kids and your ex does the majority of child rearing, he or she may get to keep the house.

Advocating For Your Interests

Instead of leaving major life decisions up to a judge, it is often favorable for both parties to resolve differences in mediation. This puts less emphasis on "winning" and more on negotiating a mutually beneficial outcome.

Our attorneys are extremely skilled in settling property division matters outside of court. You are able to relax knowing we are handling the messy details and conversations with your ex's legal team, all while representing your interests. In fact, our commitment to clients and legal ethics has earned us the highest distinction possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Securing A Favorable Future

No matter what your legal challenges are, turn to our compassionate lawyers for advice. Schedule a consultation online or by phone at 860-384-6319 or 800-221-5026.

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