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Fairfield Divorce Lawyer

Going through a divorce is always a stressful time. Regardless of whether the split is amicable, it still means a change in how your daily life will be. Fairfield divorce attorney Kevin L. Hoffkins helps clients successfully navigate the end of their marriage. Mr. Hoffkins offers comprehensive legal representation for all types, and at all stages, of divorce. Many different issues may arise during divorce proceedings, such as child custody or spousal support, and it is important to have a knowledgeable advocate on your side so that your legal rights are properly asserted. If you are considering, or are in the process, of a divorce, contact the Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins today. We can be reached by phone at (203) 612-7015 or online. 

Fairfield Divorce Proceedings

With a population of 57, 578 people, many residents of the Town of Fairfield may find themselves confronted with a dissolution of marriage. In Fairfield, and throughout Connecticut, parties seeking a divorce must meet the residency requirement. This means either the party filing, or their spouse, must show they live in the state for at least 12 months before a petition is filed. Alternatively, a party can establish that the grounds for which the divorce is based arose after at least one party moved to the state or was domiciled in Connecticut. If you are unsure if you meet the residency requirements, consulting an experienced Fairfield divorce attorney can help you make that determination.

Connecticut is both a no-fault and an at-fault divorce state. In a no-fault petition, a spouse only needs to show they have been separated for at least 18 months and the divorce is based on irreconcilable differences. At-fault divorces are based on grounds that one spouse is responsible for the marriage ending. Reasons may include adultery, intolerable cruelty, fraudulent contract, willful desertion, as well as a sentence of life imprisonment or conviction of certain crimes.

Petitions for divorce are filed in Connecticut Superior Court. In Fairfield County, there are three courts that handle divorce proceedings: Danbury Judicial District, located at 146 White Street in Danbury; Fairfield Judicial District, located at 1061 Main Street in Bridgeport; and Stamford-Norwalk Judicial District, located at 123 Hoyt Street in Stamford. These courts are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., with the exclusion of holidays. Spouses can file their petitions in the courthouse where either they or their spouse reside. If you have questions about where or how to file for dissolution of marriage, Fairfield divorce lawyer Kevin L. Hoffkins can assist you in your proceedings.

Often property distribution becomes a factor in divorce proceedings. In Connecticut, all property that either spouse owns is considered marital property and subject to ‘equitable distribution.’ However, this does not mean a clear 50-50 split. Courts will look at what is fair based on a variety of factors including the length of marriage, the economic standing of each spouse, custody arrangements, as well as contributions made by each spouse during their marriage.

Divorce Attorney Serving Fairfield Residents

When a couple decides to end a marriage it is not only an emotional time, but an uncertain one as well. Divorce proceedings can have a significant financial impact on an individual’s life, and important decisions about alimony, custody, and other issues are at stake. If you are considering filing or are in the process of dissolving your marriage, Fairfield divorce attorney Kevin L. Hoffkins can make sure your legal rights are protected. Mr. Hoffkins is dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcome for his clients during such a trying time. Please call our office today or contact us online to schedule a consultation.