Divorce and child custody issues often bring out anger and frustration in people. Emotions can cloud judgment during the divorce process. Yet the decisions you make now will affect your life for years to come. When you are facing the prospect of divorce, you need a skilled and sensitive family law attorney who keeps his eye on the larger picture.
Attorney James Cummings will help you understand how the choices you make during the divorce process will affect your finances, taxes, and personal life. He will help you make decisions that are right for you, and that will help you make a successful transition to the next stage of your life.
To schedule a consultation, call Cummings Law Firm at 203-754-7779. With offices in Waterbury, we serve in Torrington, Danbury, New Britain and throughout the region.
An Experienced Counselor And Advocate
James Cummings provides compassionate counsel and results-oriented representation in these family law matters:
- Divorce — contested and uncontested
- Child custody and visitation
- Division of marital property and debts
- Alimony and child support
- Modifications in custody, parenting time and support
- Paternity and issues involving unmarried parents
- Domestic violence
- Prenuptial agreements
- Other family law matters
Divorce — Helping You Move Forward
While our firm serves people from all walks of life, we have considerable experience in divorces involving high net worth couples and complex financial issues. You can depend on Cummings Law Firm to protect your rights and interests at all times.
James Cummings can guide you through the divorce process and work diligently to resolve related matters in the best possible manner. If you own a business, he will explain how it will be affected. If you have a will or trust, he will explain what needs to be done in order to ensure your estate plan reflects your new family situation. In the case of child or spousal support, he has the tools needed to calculate estimated payments, in order to prepare you for the financial consequences of a divorce.
The Divorce Process
1 Filing for Divorce
The process begins when one spouse files paperwork to initiate the divorce. The other spouse then responds by filing an Appearance form with the Superior Court Clerk.
2 Automatic Orders
Once you have filed, there is a set of automatic orders that goes into place. It is a set of rules and requirements that both spouses need to follow very closely.
3 Temporary Orders
Temporary orders can be put in place to make financial or shared custody arrangements for while the divorce is being completed.
4 Custody & Financial Issues
This is typically where most of the time is spent working through a parenting plan, asset division and other financial matters..
Working with, instead of against, the other spouse can save both parties time, money and headaches. Cooperation also typically ensures the best results for the children.
6 Court Approval / Trial
Once all key issues are settled, the terms are brought to the family law court for approval. If issues can not be settled, then the divorce will go to a trial.