What Is Equitable Distribution?
Understanding Connecticut's Property Division Laws
In the state of Connecticut, there are no laws stating that marital property must be equally divided between two spouses in a divorce. Rather, there are laws for "equitable distribution," which gives the court the power to divide property in any manner they deem to be "fair." This rarely involves an equal 50/50 division of property, which is why you need a New Haven County divorce attorney on your side to fight for your property.
Reasons to Hire an Attorney for Equitable Distribution
The way in which your marital property will be distributed depends on the type of divorce you are getting. In uncontested divorce cases, you and your spouse will work everything out yourselves with help from legal professionals. In contested cases, a family law judge will make the final decisions for you after your attorneys argue your cases.
Uncontested Divorce & Division of Marital Property
Are you and your spouse able to agree on "who gets what?" If so, then you could get a divorce through collaborative law or mediation. You and your spouse will sit down outside of the court and draft your own agreement regarding how you want to divide your property, as well as every other aspect of your divorce. Our firm can provide the counsel that you need during this process to ensure that everything is handled correctly.
Contested Divorce & Division of Marital Property
The equitable distribution process is more complicated for contested divorces. In this type of divorce, you need a divorce attorney who is experienced at trial. Your lawyer will need to present a strong case on your behalf in order to fight for a fair division of property. Happy Ever Afterwill work hard to protect your property and help you keep what is yours after a divorce.
Speak with a Divorce Lawyer in New Haven County Today
Happy Ever Aftermakes every move based on the best interests of the client. Your needs are always our main concern and we will go the extra mile to show you how much we truly care. Our lawyers are 100% dedicated to each client's case and are in constant communication to ensure that no one is ever in the dark. You will always know exactly how we are handling your case when you retain a family law attorney from our firm.
Contact us today at (203) 288-7800 to receive a case evaluation from an attorney.