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New Haven Family Law Attorney

Family law issues can be complex and intense. Navigating the legal system to figure out what is best for you and your family can be daunting. However, a New Haven family law attorney can guide you through whatever issue you are facing and help you achieve a good outcome. Call a New Haven attorney with extensive experience in family law today to assist you with your case.

Why Hire a Family Law Attorney

Family law issues are often among the most emotional decisions a person can make. Working with a seasoned family law attorney in New Haven will give you a strong legal perspective on your case and help you make informed decisions about your legal strategy. Our lawyers have the knowledge and skill to provide you with support and guidance each step of the way, whatever your issue may be.

Even if a person is interested in creating a marital agreement, having an experienced and knowledgeable attorney review the document first is an invaluable benefit.

Overview of Family Law

Family law includes a variety of different types of cases and issues, but the most common family law issue is divorce. Divorce laws in this jurisdiction are found in Connecticut General Assembly Sec. 46b. Divorces are granted only when they are based upon certain enumerated grounds found in the statute.

Additionally, the spouses’ assets must be divided prior to the grant of a divorce. This is done either by the agreement of the spouses, or through equitable distribution as determined by the court. In some situations, the court may also order alimony for a spouse.

In divorces involving children, there must be an order for child custody and child support, which the court determines by considering a number of factors and what is in the best interest of the children.

Emotions surrounding family law issues can run high, so if you fear for your safety or the safety of your family, a restraining order may help protect you. If a person has harmed you and is facing criminal charges, the criminal court can grant a restraining order. However, those orders only last until the case ends.

Family courts also have the authority to grant restraining orders for individuals who have endured domestic violence from a family or household member, and these orders can provide greater protection.

Family Law Services Available

Our New Haven family law attorneys provide our clients with a full-scope of family law services including everything from division of assets during a divorce to awarding alimony. Whatever your issue may be, our attorneys can help. We gather information and conduct investigations of our clients’ circumstances.

We inform clients of the options available to them and possible outcomes to ensure they have all the information they need to develop a strong case strategy. We assist clients with all the necessary paperwork for their case. We represent them in court and in settlement negotiations. We see each case through completion and put our clients’ needs and objectives first.

Secure a New Haven Family Law Attorney Today


An attorney is a great resource for any person going through legal issues associated with their family. We understand the sensitive nature of family law cases, so we make every attempt to be available to our clients around the clock for whatever legal help they may need. We provide frequent case updates to keep them apprised of their case status. We advocate for them from start to finish. Let us take on your case and we will help carry some of your burden. Call today to learn more.

Billings & Barrett First in Family Scholarship

We are excited to announce our 2018 Billings and Barrett First in Family Scholarship. This scholarship is designed to support individuals who want to further their education and are the first member of their family to attend college. A student will receive $1,000 with the best essay describing how being the first member of their family has impacted them.

For more details on how to apply, please visit our scholarship page.

Billings v. Barrett Holiday Food Drive

Who will win this year–Team Billings or Team Barrett? The two attorneys are competing to see who can collect the most food donations from the community. Please visit the Holiday Food Drive page for more information on how you can participate.