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Dissolution of Marriage

Dissolution of Marriage

Under Connecticut law, the legal term for divorce is “Dissolution of Marriage.”  A divorce is a lawsuit.  The 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.  Your attorney will have the opportunity, once your case is fully prepared, to negotiate a settlement, and if necessary, to meet with settlement specialists to conduct pre-trial negotiations to aid in the settlement process.    We will make sure that with any agreement reached, you have sufficient time to consider the agreement and make sure that it is in your best interests.  You have the right to make the final decision regarding the settlement of your case.

Experienced family lawyers and their clients can, through negotiation, reach a tailored agreement addressing the rights and obligations of the parties.  An agreement reached after thorough preparation 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.