Matrimonial & Family Law
The attorneys at Welty Esposito & Wieler LLC are committed to providing high-quality legal services and excellent representation in divorce, child custody, and other matrimonial & family law matters in New Haven and throughout Connecticut. As a law firm devoted exclusively to the practice of family law, our lawyers are well qualified to handle a range of matters from the simple to the complex.
We represent our clients’ interests in all aspects of divorce or legal separation, including the equitable distribution of property, child custody and visitation, child support, alimony, and post-judgment contempt and modification proceedings. We handle the full spectrum of marriage dissolutions, from mediating self-represented parties in a collaborative approach to assertive and effective representation in high-income or high-conflict situations.
We work with child custody evaluators and mental health professionals to help ensure that parenting plans including custody decisions and visitation schedules are in the best interests of the children, the client, and all family members involved. We are strong, effective advocates in high-conflict divorce cases, and handle relocations and other post-judgment modifications as well. We also represent grandparents and other third parties seeking custody and visitation in the appropriate cases.
High Asset/High Income Cases
Our family law attorneys are especially adept and experienced in handling divorces involving parties with substantial assets or high incomes. These cases often involve more complex issues and require sophisticated techniques such as forensic accounting and business valuations in order to arrive at a result that benefits our clients. We have advanced tax training and experience handling these issues.
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements can be effective tools for addressing important issues in the event of the death of a spouse or dissolution of a marriage. Such agreements are especially helpful when the spouses enter marriage with differing economic status, or where one or both partners have been married before. Deciding issues such as property division and spousal support ahead of time can avoid rancorous, lengthy, and expensive proceedings in the future. It is important that they be done in order to have their properly intended effect.
Even when parties dissolve their marital relationship, family ties may still bind them for years to come. Mediating a resolution to issues such as child custody and financial settlements is more likely to preserve an amicable relationship and lead to successful implementation of court orders without the need for further enforcement proceedings. We encourage mediation whenever it is appropriate and engage in the full range of family law mediation, including self-represented parties and mediations involving clients and their attorneys.
Seek Experienced Legal Representation
The outcome of your family law matter will affect you and your family for years to come. Trust your case to a team of attorneys who practice exclusively in the field of family law and are recognized by their peers as one of the premier family law firms in New Haven and Connecticut.
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