Best 30 Divorce Attorneys in West Haven, CT with Reviews -
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By: Tracey M.
The Law Offices of Brian A. Desautels
Ordered by judge to make self available for discovery. I have left repeated messages with NO call back. 6 days before next court date and still no call back. Go elsewhere people!!!!!!!
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By: Melissa M.
The Law Offices of Brian A. Desautels
Brain represent me in the family case and he was awesome attorney He took my case within 24 hours before I had to go in front of the judge when I mean ever attorney that we seen in the courthouse respect to him I was thankful for him I Will recommend him to anyone
By: gorka.elguea
The Law Offices of Brian A. Desautels
I had previously written an unfavorable review, but have since talked to brian, and realized that what had happened was out of his hands. He indeed did fought for me. He is helping me now, and is very understanding of the matters at hand
By: G.
The Law Offices of Brian A. Desautels
I agree with the previous reviewer that Brian Desautels is incompetent and I add, dishonest. He represented me in my divorce. I requested the financial statements again and again but never received any. He later lied that I received them but had no proof. His recordkeeping was very poor, his manners toward me, very bad: One day, I had a scheduled appointment with him and while he was meeting with me, someone showed up. He left me to meet with her. He went back and forth between the two of us then left me alone to wait in the room for an hour. I was going thru a divorce so I was not thinking straight. I did not want him to make my husband pay the bill since I had already paid him. On the day of the last hearing, he had my husband pay his bill anyway (a large amount that was never accounted for). I was too distraught to fight him and he told me it will take care of everything. After that, he sent me another large bill! After it was over, I filed formal complaints about him and he lied again and again. Someone who once worked for him told me "He lies a lot". He has had at least several formal complaints against him. He is very dishonest. If you hear his name, run!
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  • Income level of parent that needs to pay support (in the case of joint custody, the costs are determined by income of each party and the percentage of time the child spends with each parent)
  • Financial needs of child
  • Child’s standard of living before the divorce occurred
This is a divorce in which one party does not have to prove that the other’s actions lead to a deterioration of the marriage. The reason for divorce is listed as "irreconcilable differences" or an "irreparable breakdown of the marriage,” meaning the marriage was no longer working and could not be repaired.
Family law attorneys are helpful in cases where the two parties are not on amicable terms. The lawyers can act as intermediaries between the two parties and help them come to any settlement agreements, however long that may take. Lawyers can also help parties navigate tricky state laws regarding settlement agreements and child custody, thus expediting the process.
A contested divorce is one in which the parties cannot agree on either the necessity of the divorce as a whole, or how assets (money, property, etc.) and child custody should be split between them in the divorce. An uncontested divorce is when the parties are in agreement on how assets and child custody will be split between them. These divorces can sometimes be handled without hiring a lawyer.
It is possible for a couple to get a divorce without hiring a family law attorney. If the two parties are in agreement on how finances, child custody, properties, etc., will be split, then they can file the necessary court documents themselves and avoid the services of a lawyer.

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