West Hartford Divorce Lawyer Offers Clients Knowledgeable Legal Support
Experienced Connecticut attorney handles marriage dissolution cases
At the law firm of Carlo Forzani, LLC in West Hartford, CT, we focus our entire practice on matrimonial law and family law. The vast majority of cases we take on involve divorce and related issues. Attorney Forzani has more than 37 years of experience handling all types of marriage dissolution cases, including collaborative divorce, no-fault divorce and complex divorce.
Fault-based grounds for divorce under Connecticut law
Marriage dissolution can be based on the actions or behavior of one of the spouses. Such divorces are said to be fault-based. Divorces that are not based on fault are called no-fault. Connecticut law considers the following fault-based grounds to be proper reasons for dissolution:
- Fraudulent contract
- Willful desertion
- 7 years’ absence without contact
- Severe alcohol or drug addiction
- Intolerable cruelty
- Certain convictions and prison sentences
- Long-term confinement due to mental illness
Our attorney skillfully litigates on your behalf when any of these grounds are at issue in your case.
No-fault divorce provides options for incompatible couples
No-fault grounds are also accepted as reasons for divorce in Connecticut. We help our Hartford clients prove either that the marriage has broken down irretrievably or that the parties have lived apart for 18 months due to incompatibility. Around 95 percent of divorce cases in Hartford, Litchfield, and throughout Connecticut are ultimately settled. If the settlement approach is ineffective in resolving the matter, we are prepared to provide vigorous advocacy at trial. We bring skill, experience and meticulous preparation to your case, and we focus on an effective, efficient approach that maximizes your chances of a favorable outcome.
Understanding the benefits of collaborative divorce
In both fault-based and no-fault divorce, many clients wish to settle their cases. We always recommend a constructive, amicable approach whenever possible. Collaborative divorce is an alternative and increasingly popular approach, in which both parties and their attorneys agree to work together, often through divorce mediation, on a settlement. The initial filing is typically uncontested, allowing for a streamlined process. We can help you decide whether collaboration is the right approach for you based on the circumstances of your dissolution and your desired outcomes.
Helping clients with post-divorce modifications
Divorce and other family law proceedings can only be decided based on the information that exists at the time and reasonable expectations about the future. Of course, life is unpredictable and situations often change. Financial changes, health issues and other life events often make previous agreements and orders impractical or impossible to comply with. Our attorney helps West Hartford clients seeking to modify a child support order, a child custody agreement or a spousal support agreement.
Contact an experienced divorce lawyer with offices in Hartford & Litchfield
At Carlo Forzani, LLC, we are always committed to advancing your objectives and helping you find constructive and creative legal solutions. To schedule a free consultation with a member of the divorce and family law team at our firm today, call 860-841-5808 or use our online contact form. We serve Hartford & Litchfield, CT.