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What To Expect From Legal Separation

What To Expect From Legal Separation

Understanding your options regarding a legal matter is not only essential for your and your family’s needs, but it is also necessary for you to make informed decisions. Though sometimes you may be the individual initiating a legal suit, more often than not, you are roped into the process by another individual. The same can be said for family-related matters, which can be particularly tricky to navigate. In today’s blog, your North Haven and Greenwich, CT attorneys discuss the ins and outs of a divorce and what you can expect from the process.

Understanding the Timeline

Contrary to popular belief, pursuing most legal matters is going to take much longer than you anticipate. Initiating the process can take time, as seeing an attorney immediately might not always be an option. Not only this, but your role in the process and the rate at which your team responds can influence the timeline as well.

One of the most important factors to consider when initiating your divorce proceeding is the timeline. This is largely due to the fact that there is a process that must be followed, and deadlines are strictly enforced. In other words, if you fail to submit the necessary paperwork or respond in a timely manner, there is a very real possibility that your case can be thrown out.

In addition to following the process precisely, it is important to consider elements that may change in your life throughout the process, as divorce is more often than not finalized within a month. To learn more about this process and ways our team can help, give us a call today.

A Division of Property

Alongside setting aside ample time to pursue your matter, it is important to recognize that the separation itself might not be all that is involved. For example, two individuals that have bought a home and built equity over the years will likely need to address the issue of who gets what. This is not as simple as you might expect, and the Connecticut court will take care to ensure there is an equitable distribution, which is not always an even split. Contact our team to learn more today.

Considerations for Children Involved

Just as various forms of property are going to be considered, it is important to recognize that any children shared between the two former spouses will bring forth the questions of custody, visitation, child support, parenting agreements, and more. Fortunately, our team has years of experience in this very field, and we are more than happy to meet with you and discuss the parameters of your case.

Learn More Today

Contact The Law Offices of Charles & Boni-Vendola, LLC in North Haven and Greenwich, CT by calling 203-234-1000 to schedule your initial consultation with our office and learn more about the different elements that comprise your legal separation.


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