Westport Divorce Lawyer
Whether you are just starting to consider divorce, or you are amid divorce proceedings, having a team of carefully selected professionals to support you can make a huge difference when navigating through divorce. One of the most important decisions that you make in your divorce case is who to retain as your lawyer. It almost goes without saying that you should consider the personality and experience of a lawyer before deciding that he or she is “the one.” A good fit between lawyer and client can make the entire process of divorce more tolerable.
At Broder Orland Murray & DeMattie LLC, our Westport divorce lawyers are experienced in the trial and settlement of a wide range of divorce cases, including high net worth cases involving complex financial and tax issues. We are committed to representing our clients in a personalized, meticulous, and proactive manner, always utilizing an approach appropriate to the circumstances and tenor of each case. We recognize that the divorce process can be excruciating for our clients and their families and therefore, while tenaciously advocating for our clients, we strive to maintain a sensitivity to the situation and a balance to the process.
Many divorces involve complex issues including business valuations and tax analyses in the case of high net worth individuals; custody, visitation and parenting disputes; a thorough and creative approach to alimony and child support; deviation from the Child Support Guidelines; an equitable distribution of marital property; or the proper valuation of a closely held or family-owned business.
Depending on the issues in your case, our Westport divorce lawyers routinely partner with well-established and highly recognized experts and consultants, whenever necessary, to assist you in forensic accounting, valuing a business, financial planning, discovering assets, tax analysis, or to strengthen our client’s position — whether in litigation, negotiations, or mediation. It is often best to identify the need for experts early in your case, so they can be involved with discovery as needed. You may even develop a working relationship with the expert(s) during the divorce and continue to utilize his or her services (such as accounting or financial planning) after the divorce action.
In addition to financial experts, our Westport divorce lawyers routinely work with mental health professionals. Do not be surprised if your lawyers inquire whether you have a therapist (psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker) in place. You may even be asked this as early as in the initial consultation. It is not meant to be invasive. Your lawyer should know what type of support (other than legal support) you have as you engage in the divorce process. If you do not have a therapist, your lawyer may be able to provide you with some recommendations. Experienced Westport divorce lawyers should have a network of therapists to consider in making a tailored recommendation for a client. You may be concerned that there is a stigma attached to seeing a mental health provider before or during your divorce. While your lawyer can best advise you about the pros and cons, experienced divorce lawyers have generally found that to be untrue. Therapists can be valuable team members during divorce.
Our Westport divorce lawyers are knowledgeable about various methods of alternative dispute resolution and can readily identify when divorce agreements can likely be reached through collaborative negotiations or mediation.
In all cases we work diligently to advocate on behalf of our clients to achieve their goals in obtaining divorce agreements, court orders and positive trial outcomes involving the following:
- Alimony and Child Support
- Parenting Plans: custody, visitation, parenting schedules
- Property Distribution
- Business Valuation
At Broder Orland Murray & DeMattie LLC we are proud of our team approach to resolving divorce issues. We frequently staff cases with more than one attorney from our firm, to provide seamless litigation and/or settlement support to our clients. We are experienced in building support teams for our clients, which often include mental health providers and/or relevant experts and consultants.