Family Services

 

Family law deals with profoundly sensitive and impactful matters such as the end of a marriage, the custody and upbringing of children, the division of assets, and so much more. These matters will change your life, no doubt about it, and whether this change is for the better or worse will depend largely upon whether you have an attorney on your side.

 

Child support

If you are filing for divorce or going through legal proceedings with the other parent of your child, you will need to consider how your child will be cared for. A child support agreement is essential to any divorce, separation, or legal matter involving your family. 


divorce

Feeling trapped in a marriage can not only weigh down on you, but it can have a lasting negative impact on your children. It is important to consider their needs and protect their best interests as you move forward with your divorce. Our firm prides itself on going the extra mile for our clients and helping families get through divorce in the most advantageous way.


modifications

If you feel like the terms of your divorce are no longer fair or if you can no longer afford to make the payments ordered, seeking a modification is in your best interest. The modification process is used to create a new arrangement with the court based on the evidence provided, such as proof of living or financial situations.

same sex family law

While same-sex marriage was legalized in 2015, many matters of same-sex family law are still sensitive and uncertain subjects. This is especially true for couples who have been together for far longer than same-sex marriage has been legal. We are here to help.


prenuptial agreements

If you are preparing for marriage, forming a prenuptial agreement is likely in your best interest. Many people make the mistake of believing prenuptial agreements are antiquated when they can actually give both you and your future spouse peace of mind. Many couples find that drafting a prenuptial agreement actually helps them feel confident in their marriage.


paternity

When a child is born out of wedlock, they may not automatically have a legal father. This can end up being a problem for fathers who want to have an active role in their baby's life even if their relationship with the mother is not sustained. If you are a biological father whose paternity has not been established, you won't have any rights or responsibilities unless they are granted to you by the mother.

child custody

Whether you're undergoing a complex divorce or your child was born out of wedlock, retaining the right representation is critical for the future of your child. We strive to help you and the other parent work together whenever possible to protect your child's best interests.


alimony

Alimony, which is also referred to as spousal support, is a legal order that requires one spouse to financially support the other after a divorce or separation. Certain conditions must be met in order for alimony to be ordered and there is no set amount to be expected. If you are in the midst of a divorce, you may be worried about receiving or paying a fair amount of spousal support. 


general questions?

Do you feel as if your situation is a mix of everything and cannot be put into one specific category? At The Law Office of Tracey Russo, we are dedicated to finding the best outcome for you - whether that be regarding custody or a divorce, or both. If your case is a mix of anything, no need to worry, we can still help. Reach out to us by phone, text, or email, and we will see to it in the best way possible.


 

Other Services

 

In addition to handling family law matters for clients in the local and surrounding areas, we at The Law Office of Tracey Lane Russo offer skilled counsel related to other key legal issues, including personal injury cases and civil litigation cases. Our goal is to always listen and understand each client’s needs so we can provide more effective representation and a viable outcome. You can count on Attorney Tracey Russo to protect your interests through every stage of your case.

 
 

Personal injury

When you or someone you love has been injured as a result of another individual's negligence, it can be both physically and emotionally difficult. You may be unsure of what to do next or wonder if you even have a valid case. It is important to speak with a New Haven personal injury lawyer right after the accident occurs. At The Law Office of Tracey Lane Russo, we bring claims against a wide range of parties, from negligent manufacturers to irresponsible property owners.

Civil Litigation

Civil litigation covers a wide range of practice areas and cases may be tried before a variety of federal courts, state courts, and administrative agencies. At our firm, we have extensive experience in the field of civil litigation. In fact, Attorney Tracey Russo handles high-level civil litigation and often co-counsels and receives referrals from other attorneys. We strive to find the best possible outcome for any situation you may have.