If you are dealing with divorce or family law issues, I will work hard to ensure that your interests and the interests of your children are protected. For more than 30 years, I have handled complex divorce, custody and property settlement cases. I help people solve their legal problems and work through the toughest periods of their lives.
At the Law Offices of Robert B. Fried in Hartford and Middletown, Connecticut, I am committed to providing caring, personalized and experienced family law services. Recognizing that this is a confusing process and you will likely have many questions, I maintain an open line of information and communication. My goal is to help you through this difficult time and make intelligent, informed decisions about your divorce options and your future.
Contact my office for a free consultation with a Connecticut divorce lawyer about any of the following:
- Divorce law: I recognize that everyone has unique needs and circumstances that must be addressed in their divorce — and that a single method of resolution may not work. I will work closely with you to identify the issues involved and to determine what’s most important. I work to achieve fair results, whether through negotiating a divorce settlement agreement through divorce mediation or collaborative law or through aggressive litigation. I have the divorce experience to help you through the child custody and asset division process.
- Child custody and visitation: While Connecticut no longer uses terms like child custody or visitation (rather, it uses parenting access), those terms are very real for parents involved in a parenting dispute. I understand the emotional challenges parents are enduring as I help them through custody disputes. In each case, I stay focused on the best interests of the child while protecting clients’ parental rights. I work to settle child custody and visitation issues collaboratively and fairly.
- Child support and spousal support: The financial implications of divorce or separation are overwhelming. My firm has a thorough understanding of the intricacies of child support and spousal support guidelines. I can help you understand how these guidelines may be applied in your situation and assert your financial interests — whether you are the party seeking support or objecting to the amount being sought. I also represent clients in post-judgment modifications of child support (or other modifications) that may arise due to changes in life circumstances.
Most cases do not have to be litigated. I find most divorcing parties do not want to go to trial. They are looking to resolve their issues as adults out of court. Collaborative law
and the divorce mediation process
are two cost-effective and time-saving alternatives to divorce litigation. This is the way to go if you want to keep your lives private and end your marriage with dignity and respect. Only in divorce settlement agreements will the financial affidavit filed with the court be sealed. Otherwise, anyone can have access to your private financial information.
Collaborative divorce is a team approach that resolves disputes without going to court. It is extremely successful. Clients are very pleased to avoid the hostility accompanying many traditional divorce cases. View my article: Avoid Divorce Litigation.