Although based in Waterbury, Family Law Attorney Michael Conway represents clients in various courts which include:
Our office has also represented clients in the State Appellate and State Supreme Courts of Connecticut.
The experience of divorce leaves many reeling. Where do I go from here? You will be transitioning into a new life that may require the services of an attorney. Although our firm focuses on providing family legal services, we have helped past clients with other matters. In the event real property needs to be sold or refinanced, we can help you. It may be advisable to revise your will.
Once you have established a relationship with us, let us help you in other matters if we can; just ask us and we will be happy to help. If the legal service you need is not a service we offer, we will gladly refer you to some one we trust to make your choice easier.
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WHY “mediation” is the right choice for your divorce ...
MEDIATION is a voluntary process that allows couples the opportunity to discover their own solutions to problems in their relationship and reach a mutually agreeable settlement on the matters that are most important to them. Divorce or separation is a very difficult issue to face in one's life. MEDIATION offers the parties an alternative that transforms them from being adversaries in a law suit, to become cooperative problem solvers and charting the path for your life after divorce or separation.
MEDIATION is control.
MEDIATION takes place outside of the court and is designed for the individuals, who know best about their lives and want the control over the important decision that are about change their lives.
Your mediator will be a neutral person whose sole purpose is to guide the parties to agreement on every issue.
He or she does not represent either party and cannot. The mediator will provide the road map and the parties choose the destination and how they will get there. This process is confidential and cannot be used against either party should they decide not to complete the process. The mediator cannot give legal advice to either party. However, choosing an experienced mediator who is knowledgeable is critical to the process.
There are very few cases that can't be mediated. Most cases in the courts, perhaps 80 to 90 percent, settle before trial. Experience shows that once the parties are serious about settling and start talking face to face, the case can be resolved. The goal of mediation is to talk face to face from the start and then move toward settlement sooner rather than later. There is of course the added bonus of saving time, money and respect for one another. There are always exceptions to the rule and some cases are not good case to mediation due to an abusive situation or the parties simply want to fight and prolong the agony. However, it is more likely than not that MEDIATION is right for you.
MEDIATION also allows the parties to control the cost of the process. A successful mediation reduces the cost, and the fees are totally controlled by the parties. If you are able to resolve all your issues in a few sessions, which are generally one and half to two hours long, then the process is over and the fees stop. Some case are more complex and require more time, you will pay the mediator for the session you use.
Your children benefit from MEDIATION. Voluntarily mediating your case is mature way to demonstrate to your child or children the best way to resolve disagreements or disputes is to talk about them. This process is less stressful on you, and, therefore, it will be less stressful on them.
An agreement that you make through this process that is mutually acceptable is more likely to last in the long run, and be followed by both parties, than any orders a judge makes after a trial that neither of you might be happy with.
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