Connecticut Family Lawyer Provides Compassionate Legal Help
Respected Trumbull firm offers full services in legal issues affecting the home
The law firm of Steiber & Schopick in Trumbull, Connecticut provides focused legal guidance and effective advocacy to help our clients resolve sensitive issues arising from family matters. In addition to advising on divorce and related issues, we assist with adoptions and juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings. We combine a compassionate approach with a results-focused mindset, carefully listening to your concerns and devising effective solutions.
Experienced advocate offers supportive counsel during divorce
When you’re facing something as emotionally trying as divorce, you need a reliable counselor by your side. Connecticut is a no-fault state, so a divorce can be granted solely on the ground that the marriage is irretrievably broken down or that the spouses have lived apart for at least 18 months. However, there are many related issues that must be resolved, such as:
- Property division — We seek the best possible outcome for you under Connecticut’s system of equitable distribution, which requires marital property to be divided fairly, though not necessarily equally, taking into account each spouse’s financial condition and contributions to the marriage.
- Child custody and visitation — We can guide you in developing and implementing an appropriate plan that fosters your right to quality parenting time and to participate fully in raising your child.
- Child support — We provide legal assistance for child support matters, including the initial establishment of child support, its enforcement and its modification.
- Alimony — We work to establish support arrangements that are fair to the spouse in need and the spouse charged with payment.
We are fully able to tackle these and all other issues involved in marriage dissolution and will fight to achieve fair and just results for you.
Seasoned litigator represents clients in divorce mediation
Though we can go to court to litigate contested divorce issues, we can often resolve them by skillful negotiation or through mediation, where a neutral third party meets with the spouses to work out a mutually acceptable agreement. Mediation is confidential and nothing revealed during the process can be used in evidence if the case goes to court. A mediated divorce is also less expensive than one that goes to trial.
Dedicated law firm experienced in adoptions and juvenile matters
We can assist you with the complex legal process of adoption, making sure that all steps are taken to comply with Connecticut law so you can feel secure about your child’s future well-being.
Our firm provides legal counsel in juvenile delinquency proceedings, defending children who have been charged with crimes. We will stand up for you in in juvenile dependency proceedings when authorities seek to interfere with your parental rights.
Schedule a consultation with a family law attorney in Connecticut
For straightforward family law guidance delivered with compassion and sensitivity, look no further than Steiber & Schopick. Our law office in Trumbull, Connecticut serves clients throughout Fairfield and New Haven counties. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact us online or call 203-445-6691.