- Family Law
- Dispute Resolution
Unwinding the financial ties that exist between divorcing spouses can be a complicated and difficult process. Whether property division issues are being resolved through negotiation or in court, skillful legal guidance is critical to protecting your interests as you move forward with your life. Needle | Cuda in Westport has years of experience advising clients on Connecticut’s equitable distribution law and how it applies to their situation. Whether the allocation of assets and debts is straightforward or complex, our experienced advocates work to achieve a favorable resolution for each of their clients.
The first step to understanding how a divorce will affect you and your family financially is to understand what property is actually considered to be included within the marital estate. With decades of combined experience, our attorneys will deliver detailed explanations of:
Valuing assets can be complex, especially when calculating business worth, investment potential and tax implications of transfer. When necessary, we bring in forensic accountants, to assist in the evaluation process.
If a property division agreement cannot be negotiated between the parties, our family law attorneys will present a comprehensive case to support a favorable decision under the state’s equitable distribution standards. This means that a court issues an order based on what the judge thinks is fair or equitable and this does not necessarily translate to an equal or 50-50 split of assets. Factors that can be used in the determination of equitable distribution include:
Our high-touch approach to family law representation gives clients the support they need to make compelling arguments relating to these and other equitable distribution factors.
Allocating debt after a divorce can create a great deal of financial and emotional stress. Even in high-achieving families, obligations relating to education loans, taxes, real estate and business ventures can place significant burdens on the parties. We will look at debt accumulated before and during the marriage to help avoid any unfair burden once the marriage is dissolved. Should a mortgage still exist on the marital home, our lawyers can suggest creative ways to manage situations where one party remains in the home to raise the family’s children or maintain their lifestyle.
Needle | Cuda represents clients in Fairfield County and throughout Connecticut in asset division disputes and a full range of matters associated with divorce. Please call 203-429-4151 or contact us online to make an appointment for a meeting at our Westport office.