Family Law in CT

Family Law and Divorce Services

If you are facing divorce, domestic partnership, parentage, child custody, or family support issues, GKL Law can guide you through the process and advocate on your behalf.

Our family law attorneys provide personalized advice and legal representation for divorce law and litigation in Connecticut. If needed, we can connect you with counselors, accountants and other professionals who may provide additional support for your case.

Divorce, Custody, and Support

GKL Law will represent you in court or help you negotiate an out-of-court settlement. Our attorneys provide guidance through the entire process, including:

  • Litigation, mediation, arbitration and settlement discussions
  • Post-decree issues, including transfer of property, division of retirement benefits and enforcement of court orders and parenting plans
  • Modifying child support or residential arrangement, if needed

Prenuptial Agreements and Enforcement

Prenuptial and marital agreements can be very complicated and are often not enforced by a court. An attorney can help ensure a prenuptial agreement will be enforceable. GKL Law can answer questions regarding prenuptial agreements or help draft a prenuptial agreement.

Domestic Violence Protection & Anti-Harassment Orders

Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of behavior in which a person acts abusively toward an intimate partner. Behavior is abusive when it’s intended to control another by making that person feel intimidated, frightened, terrorized, or humiliated, or by isolating that person from family and friends. Domestic violence can happen regardless of gender or sexual orientation — anyone could be a victim, and anyone can be an abuser.

A restraining order is an order issued by a court that applies to an individual that another person has identified as an abuser. Restraining orders generally forbid another person from engaging in certain activities that affect the person who sought the order. It’s important to note that restraining orders differ depending on the specific pattern of abuse. Some examples of what a restraining order can do include:

  • Prohibiting another person from contacting you
  • Requiring another to move out of your home
  • Mandating that a person keep a certain amount of distance from you at all times
  • Awarding sole custody of children

If you need help obtaining a domestic violence protection order or anti-harassment order, or need help defending against allegations of domestic violence or harassment, please contact GKL Law.

Our Related Services

Probate & Estate Planning

Representation for beneficiaries in estate matters

DCF Law

Cases involving the CT Department of Children & Families

Frequently Asked Questions

GKL Law offers experienced legal representation and attorney services in the Family Law & Divorce Services. And while every case is different, here are a few commonly asked questions we get quite a bit.

Connecticut courts utilize the Connecticut Child Support and Arrearage Guidelines, which provide a mathematical formula to set the child support payment amount. Each party/parent involved in a divorce proceeding is required to fill out a financial affidavit. The respective financial affidavits are then used by the court, in conjunction with the Connecticut Child Support and Arrearage Guidelines, to determine what amount (if any) of child support each parent is responsible for.

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