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Experienced West Haven Lawyer Assists with Family Law Matters

Responsive Connecticut attorney helps clients resolve domestic challenges

When faced with a challenging family law issue, you can rest easier knowing you have a qualified attorney on your side who will advocate for you throughout the process. At the Law Office of Vincent N. Amendola, Jr., LLC, I’ve helped clients throughout New Haven and Fairfield counties and the surrounding areas achieve the results they want in a wide variety of family law matters. I represent clients in divorce proceedings and cases involving the modification and enforcement of alimony and child support orders. If you need counsel for child custody or visitation arrangements, division of assets, or drafting a prenuptial agreement, I stand ready to help. No matter what your situation, I am dedicated to understanding your unique issues, addressing your concerns and fighting for your rights.

Connecticut firm handles difficult divorce issues

Divorce is a trying time in anyone’s life, but with an experienced and compassionate attorney on your side, you can be confident of obtaining the best possible outcome from an advocate who cares about your welfare. My firm provides full legal support in matters involving:

  • Property division — Connecticut is an equitable distribution state, meaning that marital property is divided in an equitable, or fair, fashion, though not necessarily equally. If you and your spouse cannot agree on what is fair, I will help protect your interests by presenting a thorough argument to the court. My argument will include, when necessary, expert testimony on complex valuation issues involving such things as family businesses, real estate holdings and collectibles.
  • Alimony — In a divorce, the court may order one spouse to provide financial support, or alimony, to the other on a temporary or permanent basis. In determining an alimony award, the court will consider such factors as the length of the marriage, the reason for the divorce and each party’s earning capacity. Whether you are seeking alimony or being asked to pay it, I will ensure all relevant evidence is presented for a fair and just award.
  • Child custody — The restructuring of a family following divorce can have a significant impact on children. If you and your spouse cannot reach agreement on matters of child custody and visitation, I will make sure the court’s decision is guided by the “best interests of the child” standard, which is followed by family courts in every state.
  • Child support — Whether parents are married or not, they remain responsible for supporting their children after a breakup. State guidelines determine the amount of child support based on each parent’s income and ability to pay. I can assist you with completing the child support worksheets and ensuring that all expenses and sources of income are properly accounted for.

My firm has the knowledge and experience to handle even the most difficult issues associated with divorce. With my support throughout the process, you will be able to focus on your future.

Skilled guidance for modification and enforcement of support orders

After a divorce, a family’s needs will continue to change. New situations will arise that weren’t contemplated at the time of the divorce. Your child may be living with you a greater part of the time now, causing you to assume more expenses as a result. Your income may have decreased significantly due to a layoff or job change, or your former spouse’s income may have increased. The cost of caring for your child may have gone up due to the child’s medical condition or other special needs, or your own medical condition may impact your ability to make support payments.

As a result of these or other changed circumstances, the terms of your original child support or alimony order may no longer be accurate or meet the needs of your family. I can review your case to determine if you qualify for a modification. If you can’t reach an agreement with your former spouse on new support provisions, I will represent your interests in a modification proceeding. And if your former spouse is not complying with the terms of the existing order, I will fight for your rights in an enforcement proceeding.

Contact a skilled Connecticut family law attorney for a free initial consultation

If you are facing a challenging family law issue, the Law Office of Vincent N. Amendola, Jr., LLC can help protect your rights and those of your children. To learn how I can assist your family, please call 203-680-8710 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation at my West Haven office.

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    West Haven, Connecticut 06516
    Phone: 203-937-7400
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