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Dissolution of Marriage

Divorce Concepts

Dissolution of Marriage 

This type of lawsuit is more commonly referred to as Divorce in CT.

This lawsuit is commenced with papers drafted by your attorney and served on your spouse by a state marshal.  The person who commences the divorce action is the plaintiff and the person on whom the papers are served is the defendant.  The papers contain basic information about the marriage and the children, if any, to allow the Court to find the necessary jurisdictional prerequisites to dissolve the marriage.

In almost all divorces there is a 90 day waiting period before a final decree dissolving the marriage may be entered by the Court.  There are some cases in which the 90 day waiting period can be waived, however most cases are not finalized until after the 90 day period has passed due to the complexity of the case and the matters that require resolution before the parties proceed to court.

The goal of the attorneys at Rubin & Eldrich, P.C. is to resolve your case in the best way possible to serve your interests and those of your family.  Once your case is fully prepared, your attorney will have the opportunity to work with your spouse’s attorney to negotiate a settlement which will be in your best interest. Experienced family lawyers and their clients can, through negotiation, reach a tailored agreement addressing the rights and obligations of the parties.

We will make sure that with any agreement reached, you have sufficient time to consider the agreement.  You have the right to make the final decision regarding the settlement of your case. The settlement of a case is more advantageous than a trial.  A trial is a last resort, and the Judge’s orders can never be as all-encompassing as a settlement agreement reached by the parties and their attorneys.