When circumstances have brought parties to the cusp of divorce, it often is difficult to imagine an amicably negotiated Connecticut divorce settlement agreement. However, this is exactly what might produce the best results, with the parties getting to determine what their goals and priorities are rather than leaving it to the judge to make arbitrary determinations. Settlement agreements do need to be approved by the court, but they are a binding and effective means of resolving a divorce before it drags out for years and consumes many resources.
Heidi E. Opinsky and her Fairfield County divorce firm, focus on the needs of each client, providing customized representation that exceeds the expectations of the individual. Divorce attorney Heidi E. Opinsky and her team of legal professionals gather all pertinent facts and then strategize with the client in order to arrive at the right plan for each person. This policy leads to the best outcomes for moderate to
high net worth clients going through a divorce.
Once a settlement agreement has been reviewed, approved and signed by the court, it is a contract that is subject to all enforcement options, including the potential for a party to the agreement to be held in contempt of court for violations of the final divorce order. Before being approved, the agreement will need to be found to be fair and equitable, as well as in accordance with all relevant legal requirements. Working with an experienced divorce attorney will ensure that this happens.
New York and Fairfield County, Connecticut Divorce Settlement Agreements
Connecticut courts have promoted settlement agreements for decades, encouraging the parties to work out the details of financial arrangements,spousal support,custody and child support, visitation and education of the children.Post-majority educational support for children also should be addressed in the settlement agreement. When the parties prepare a written agreement, the court will incorporate it directly into the final order after deeming it fair and equitable.
New York courts, as with Connecticut, allow for parties to file for divorce based upon no-fault grounds. Parties who file for no-fault divorce must assert the marriage has been irretrievably broken for at least six months (in New York). In order to obtain the final divorce decree, the couple will need to resolve all matters, including property division, spousal support, child custody, support and visitation schedules. The parties can do this through agreement or they may have to go to court to have one or more issues determined by the judge. Once there is an agreement or court determination, the court will grant the no-fault divorce.
Heidi E. Opinsky Represents Individuals In High-Asset Divorces
If parties to a divorce can reach an agreement about all the issues in a divorce, then they can avoid the financial and emotional turmoil of a protracted divorce. However, it is important to ensure that the strategy meets the unique needs of the individual. Heidi E. Opinsky and her divorce attorneys represent moderate to high net worth individuals in divorce actions. She is committed to developing the right legal plan for each client.
Experienced Family Law And Divorce Attorney Serving Fairfield County And New York
Even when parties are trying to negotiate a settlement without escalating to litigation, it is critical to have the right legal counsel advocating on your behalf.Contact Heidi E. Opinsky today at 203-653-3542 to schedule a confidential consultation.