Fairfield County Acrimonious Divorce Attorney
Connecticut Family Lawyer for Bitter Disputes
There are occasions when a divorce starts out in a cooperative and friendly fashion, but then takes a bitter turn into acrimony and revenge. A lengthy, bitter dispute does not serve either spouse well and cannot reasonably be seen to be in the best interests of any children who may be involved.
Don't spend your children's education fund on your divorce. Let us help you.
At our law firm, Westport acrimonious divorce lawyer Giustino Capodilupo has experience working with high-profile, high-energy, high-maintenance clients and believes that going to court should be seen as a last resort. Judges can rule any way they want — and they frequently do. An area of disagreement that we do not like to leave to chance is a child custody dispute.
Most other disputes are about money. Connecticut law states that anything acquired during the marriage is distributable.
Experienced Stamford, Connecticut, Asset Division Attorney
Even though every marriage is unique, there are certain scenarios that appear frequently. They are typically division of property disputes. Giustino Capodilupo is a Ridgefield acrimonious divorce lawyer with experience in highly contested divorces as well as in the following areas:
- Retirement account disputes —Typically the wage earning spouse sees a retirement account as "mine" and is loathe to share it. However, retirement accounts are divisible when earned during the marriage. A judge may award the retirement account to one spouse while the other may be awarded an asset of equal value.
- The family home — In some cases, both spouses want the house for either sentimental or financial reasons. In other cases, if the mortgage is underwater, neither party wants the house. Judges may require the home to be sold and some judges may award the home to one party or the other. There are a number of options available that we can discuss with you.
- Liquid assets — In some cases, one spouse handles all the bills and finances and the other spouse is largely in the dark. When one spouse is blind-sided by previously undisclosed assets or liabilities, we find a way to explain the situation and work out an equitable distribution of the asset.
- Non-liquid assets — Some items have a value that may change over time, or may be difficult to determine. Our law firm has experience with non-liquid assets.
- Sharing debts — An equitable division includes debts as well as assets. How these are shared may depend upon the future earning ability of each party as well as the reason for the debt. There are several options available.
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If you have a family law need, please call our law office at 866-463-5144, 203-403-6659 or send us an E-Mail.