Stamford Divorce Attorney
Often the divorce process is an extremely emotional experience. Attorney Allan Friedman focuses on helping to take the burden off his clients. Allan has been through a successful divorce himself and raised his children through the Stamford public school systems. Having been a parent who successfully co-parented his children and who personally walked through the fires of the divorce process, Allan has the perspective to understand what his clients are going through and treat them with empathy and understanding. Attorney Friedman has over 25 years of experience providing Stamford families with divorce guidance. Allan listens carefully to your thoughts and concerns and addresses them with creative solutions that obtain the best possible result for your case.
The divorce experience and process are vastly different depending on your situation. Many clients contact us for a preliminary consultation just to get some legal guidance about a divorce they might file in the future. Other clients contact us in shock after being served divorce papers unexpectedly and not knowing where to turn. In different situations, couples have separated years before and finally need to get officially divorced because one of them met someone new, and they want to remarry. Attorney Friedman realizes that every client has unique needs and concerns. Allan has over 25 years of experience as a divorce attorney serving Stamford and understands the individual perspectives and personalities of the judges who preside at the Stamford Superior Court.
The Divorce Process
A divorce, also known as dissolution of marriage, is the court order that ends a marriage and commences your new life apart. A divorce case involves the equitable division of marital property, apportionment of marital debt, and award of alimony and counsel fees. In the divorce action, you can request the court to enter orders relative to child support and visitation if you have minor children as well as an apportionment of who will pay the college education costs for your children.
To file for divorce in Connecticut, one of the parties must have resided in Connecticut for at least 12 months immediately proceeding the filing of the divorce or the entry of the judgment of divorce. If you met the residency requirements to serve a divorce in Connecticut, it is possible to serve the divorce summons on an out of state defendant no matter where they live.
When you are starting a divorce, if you can foster a constructive and healthy dialogue with your spouse, you may want to explore the possibility of collaborative divorce and mediation. While Attorney Friedman is an aggressive litigator and will fight hard on your behalf when needed, he also realizes that many couples can reach an agreement without resorting to litigation. Every case is unique, and not every couple is suited to collaborative divorce. If you can reach an amicable resolution of your case through mediation, you will save yourself a lot of money in litigation costs and avoid needless emotional stress.
An uncontested divorce is where the parties have reached an agreement on all substantive issues of the divorce and only need to process the legal paperwork in the court to get divorced. Our office provides legal guidance and advice concerning your rights about complex matters such as child custody and visitation plans, child support, alimony, and property division. Some clients seeking an uncontested divorce need our assistance to negotiate some final details of the agreement. Other clients have already reached agreement on all significant points and only need some help to file the paperwork and make the process go smoothly. Most divorce cases in Stamford are uncontested.
In some situations, parties have a legitimate and reasonable disagreement, and the parties can't reach a settlement. In other cases, one of the parties refuses to agree because they are using the divorce process as a form of domestic abuse, and they have no intention to settle anything. It is not possible to reach a fair agreement when the other side has no intention to be reasonable. In some situations, a trial before a judge is the only way to finalize your divorce and receive justice. Attorney Friedman has over 25 years of experience litigating divorce and child custody cases. Stamford divorce lawyer Allan F. Friedman is ready to fight to protect you and work hard to make sure that you receive a just result in court. Attorney Allan F. Friedman has experience dealing with divorce cases involving significant assets, valuation of business entities, and diversified investments.
Call an Experienced Stamford Divorce Attorney
Allan proudly calls Stamford his home, and his office is conveniently located in downtown Stamford. Attorney Friedman offers a free initial consultation for all divorce and family law clients. Attorney Friedman is available to meet you on weekends and evenings as needed. Call (203) 998-5555 to arrange your free initial consultation.