Why Should You Work With a Divorce Attorney?

No matter how amicable your divorce is, there are many advantages to working with an experienced divorce attorney. Choosing to work with our attorney can help you in the following ways:

  • Reduced Likelihood of Mistakes: While you have not been through the divorce process many times, a divorce attorney has assisted with them multiple times. We will advocate for your interests using tried and true tactics that we have learned through years of service.
  • Professional Guidance: The divorce process can be complex and messy; not only are there many things to consider, but there are logistics and emotions to sort through. Let our knowledgeable divorce attorney take some of the cares off of your plate. We’ll treat you with the care, compassion, and professionalism you deserve to reduce frustration.
  • Negotiation: Everyone deserves dedicated representation. We are here to listen to what you want, then go to work on your behalf. If you want a fair settlement in your divorce, working with an experienced attorney could make the difference.
  • Paperwork: As with any legal proceeding, there are important deadlines that must be met. Working with an attorney ensures that all paperwork is filled out and submitted properly so that the proceedings are legal.

If you want to learn more about how our divorce attorney can help you, don’t hesitate to reach out to our office! We are proud to work with clients from throughout the greater New Milford area.

Divorce is emotionally challenging, and is made even more stressful by the financial uncertainty that often accompanies it. Men and women contemplating divorce require an experienced and knowledgeable divorce lawyer to guide them through this difficult time. They need accurate and timely information to make sound decisions that could affect them for years to come. Divorce is at times painfully difficult for both parties especially when it involves children. The rights of child custody, support, and visitation needs to be handled in a professional manner to ensure the child isn’t placed in a bad situation at the conclusion of the divorce. While the end result is a dissolved marriage, the family does not have to be destroyed in the process. At McCarthy & Taylor, LLP, our attorneys and staff strive to resolve our clients’ cases efficiently and in a way that promotes a new family structure that works.

The majority of divorce cases are resolved by agreement rather than trial. Attorney Taylor has 35 years of practical experience in guiding individuals and families through the difficult process of divorce, be it by way of adversarial litigation or collaborative mediation.

For more than 35 years, Attorney Taylor has handled matters related to divorce, separation and annulment, marriage and domestic partnerships, child custody and visitation, child support, maintenance (alimony or spousal support), property distribution, domestic partnership agreements, pre-nuptial agreements, post-marriage agreements, post-divorce proceedings, neglect/abuse proceedings, domestic violence and termination of parental rights, international divorce and custody issues. Attorney Taylor offers wise and strategic counsel in complex equitable distribution matters involving the valuation of professional licenses, degrees, businesses, professional practices, and other forms of intangible property interests. He also offers mediation and parenting coordination services.

Attorney Taylor has handled hundreds of cases involving complex custody, visitation and support issues throughout Connecticut, providing expert representation with respect to family offense/domestic violence proceedings, paternity, Juvenile Delinquency and Persons in Need of Supervision proceedings, abuse and neglect allegations, and name change petitions. Attorney Taylor also provides consultation and drafting of pre-nuptial agreements, pre-marital asset planning and representation in enforcement proceedings.

In those cases in which the financial or custodial issues are too complex or contested, and when mediation is of no avail, we stand ready to aggressively litigate our clients’ interest and have done so in many cases.

Divorce Mediation

Partner Kenneth Taylor was recently certified in Divorce Mediation through Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce. In divorce mediation, a neutral mediator shepherds the parties toward a mutually acceptable outcome without formally representing either side. Attorney Taylor also guides divorcing couples through collaborative divorce, which begins with setting mutual goals and, like mediation, can save families money and emotional scars. Additionally, he has served as a court-appointed Special Master in the Litchfield and Danbury judicial districts for 20 years. Special Masters are very experienced divorce attorneys who function as a neutral party as part of an ADR process in which they work with the parties involved and then present the judge with an opinion on how the case should be resolved. In Connecticut, courts offer the Special Masters process on a pretrial basis, offering an opportunity for a constructive agreement to be reached quickly and economically.

Building Strong Cases

With extensive experience and a highly regarded record of accomplishment, our lawyers provide legal representation tailored to our clients’ specific circumstances. We are known for building strong cases that tell our clients’ stories accurately and compassionately and developing solutions that meet our clients’ needs.

Clients of our firm enjoy the personal attention of a small law firm and the extensive resources of a much larger organization. We employ cutting-edge courtroom technology and work with well-regarded experts and specialists to develop the most compelling cases and solutions for our clients.

Dedicated to Seeking Justice

In addition to skill, experience and resources, our attorneys and staff are dedicated to seeking justice and committed to helping clients achieve the best possible outcomes. Our clients are people with needs, concerns and problems that we can address; we never forget that our clients are people, not a case file or number.

Responsive and Caring Attorneys

We are responsive and caring family and divorce attorneys. We promptly answer questions, address concerns and steer our clients toward services that can help during difficult times. We understand that needing a family or divorce lawyer usually means that something is wrong in a person’s life. We are sensitive to client uncertainty and apprehension about the legal process. We keep our clients fully informed as their cases move forward. If you’d like to discuss your current situation with our divorce lawyer, we welcome you to contact our New Milford, CT office to schedule an initial consultation.