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Family Law FAQs

A good family law attorney is able to help you through any of the many areas that family law covers. Because this area of law is so expansive, many people have questions about where to even start. Here at The O'Neil Law Firm, P.C., we want to use our experience of more than three decades to help answer some of the initial questions for you.

Do I Need An Attorney For A Divorce?

When couples both agree that a divorce is best for them, they will try to keep things friendly by agreeing to not get an attorney. Unfortunately, while their intentions may be good, this idea is not in anyone’s best interest. Without an attorney in your divorce, you stand to lose far more than necessary, which can leave you with considerable regrets in the long run.

How Do I Protect My Family Through Child Custody?

The court determines child custody based on many factors, all of which focus on the best interests of the children. As your representation, it is our responsibility to ensure that we are accurately portraying what you offer as a parent to be in the best interests of your children. We strive to not only provide you with the best possible outcome in your case, but to also keep in mind what is best for your children.

What Happens To Our Property In A Divorce?

Asset division is a very complicated process that addresses all forms of individual and shared property in a marriage. Things that you had ownership of before your marriage will likely stay with you, but anything that you acquired during a marriage is likely to be subject to asset division. For intangible property, such as pensions and other financial benefits, we look at what you had before the marriage and what you earned during it to accurately divide the benefit equally between the separating spouses. We knew how to oversee asset division to ensure that you keep what is yours.

What Can I Do If My Ex-Spouse Is Not Following Our Divorce Agreement?

If your ex-spouse is refusing to pay child support, or even obey the terms of your relocation agreement, we can take action to hold them accountable and make them honor what you established in your divorce agreement. Additionally, if you were looking to alter your agreement based on the constantly changing factors of life, we can help you appeal for an amendment to your agreement.

What Is The First Thing I Should Do To Protect Myself?

No matter if you are considering a divorce, beginning a divorce, navigating property division, or even negotiating child custody and support, our compassionate team has what it takes to fight for your best possible outcome.

You can contact our Hartford office by calling 860-967-0839 or by emailing us. The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can begin representing your needs. Act today to schedule your initial consultation and take the first step toward the next chapter of your life.