PRACTICE AREAS

Divorce

Knowing your rights and obligations in the Divorce process is essential to protecting your financial security and parental rights. The selection of a qualified, experienced family law attorney to give you the advice that you will need to make the right choices is paramount in this process.

Divorce

Judith Goldberg provides the highest quality legal representation. With over thirty years of experience as a courtroom advocate, she works very hard for her clients.  Until you and your spouse have resolved, through settlement, all issues relating to separating assets in the marital estate, allocating your debts, and disputes over access and custody of minor children, your divorce is a “contested divorce” and requires effective, strategic planning, and qualified legal representation.  Contact Judith Goldberg today.  Read More

Family Law

There are several areas encompassed in family law attorney/divorce attorney such as visitation, child support, child custody, alimony or spousal maintenance.

Family Law

Knowing your rights and obligations in the Divorce process is essential to protecting your financial security and parental rights. The selection of a qualified, experienced family law attorney to give you the advice that you will need to make the right choices is paramount in this process.  Judith Goldberg, provides the highest quality legal representation, with over thirty years of experience as a courtroom advocate, for her clients. Judith Goldberg can provide you with a complimentary consultation to discuss your case. Call her today!  Read More

Mediation

You may not always necessary to hire a divorce attorney. A divorce attorney can be necessary in many cases, however, mediation is a form of dispute resolution where a mediator or facilitator assists parties who can not agree on important topics to reach a resolution.

Mediation

A mediated divorce is an alternative method utilized to reach the important conclusion in your divorce case, a Settlement Agreement and an “uncontested divorce.”  In Mediation with Judith Goldberg, her many years of training and experience as a Mediator, helps couples reach an amicable resolution of all of the relevant issues so that a divorce can be concluded faster, with less cost and acrimony. A highly skilled, & qualified divorce mediator, can assist you in coming to a fair & amicable resolution to your marriage, in a way that’s more comfortable. Read More

ABOUT OUR FIRM

OUR HISTORY:

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– 1986-1990

1986  Law Degree of Juris Doctor Cum Laude, Pace University School of Law

Pace Law Review, Senior Staff, 1985-1986 Award Recipient

1986  Admission to the Bar of the State of Connecticut

1987 Admission to the Bar of the State of New York

1988 Admission to United States District Court, District of Connecticut

1990 Admission to the United States Supreme Court of America

– 1995

1995  Connecticut Family and Divorce Mediation, Training

1995  New York State Family and Divorce , Training

– 2014

2012 Florida Certified Family & Divorce Mediator, Supreme Court of the State of Florida

2016 Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, the CDFA®   The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts

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HOW WE CAN HELP YOU:

  • HOW ARE ASSETS DIVIDED IN A DIVORCE?

    The courts will consider many factors to determine what is fair and equitable in allocating and distributing assets and debts in a divorce action.  Although more than 90% of divorce actions are settled by the parties, without having a Judge render a determination, it is helpful to examine the factors that a Judge will consider in determining the fairness of a financial award or support order.

    As your attorney, or as a couple’s mediator, Judith Goldberg will help to foster in her clients realistic expectations in resolving contested cases.

    The financial analysis is specific to your life and your marriage.  In a contested divorce, where a settlement is not reached, a Judge will hear the evidence and make a determination affecting the financial division of property, allocation of debt and support issues, among other things.  The evidence presented to a court will include the length of your marriage, age of the parties, education and training of each party, earnings and earning capacity, how and when assets were acquired and liabilities incurred, the reasons for the breakdown of the marriage, and whether there are young children in the care of one of the spouses that impacts that caretakers ability to be in the workforce.

    As your attorney, or as a couple’s Mediator, Judith Goldberg works with her client or couples (if mediating) to consider and develop strategies, examine options to achieve results that are beneficial to her clients.

  • HOW IS ALIMONY & CHILD SUPPORT DETERMINED IN CT?

    Alimony is continuing support from one spouse to another for a specified period of time.  When alimony is awarded in a divorce it is viewed as being based on a continuing duty of one spouse to the other.   Either spouse may be awarded alimony from the other, but there is no absolute right to alimony.  There is no specific formula to determine the calculation, unlike determining a child support order where there are specific State guidelines.  In fashioning an Order of spousal support (“alimony”), a Court will consider, after a hearing of evidence, many factors and measure a spouse’s duty of support against the reasonable limits of the other party’s ability to pay.

    A qualified Family Law Attorney should be consulted to identify and define your support needs and to analyze and review your options with you.  It is not uncommon for the parties, by agreement, to fashion a support order without having to go to the Judge to make that determination.  Your attorney will guide you to reach a resolution that is appropriate for your particular situation, need and financial circumstances.

  • WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A MEDIATOR IN A DIVORCE?

    WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A MEDIATOR IN A DIVORCE?

    As your Mediator my role is that of a neutral, impartial, third party, who has no stake in the outcome of the dispute, to help a couple settle and resolve all disputed issues that are present in a divorce.

    I encourage dialogue and open communication between a couple, in an environment where each spouse is able to express their opinions and voice their concerns.  As a Mediator, I work to help a couple resolve conflicts in their dispute which may involve parental issues such as custody and time-sharing, child support, alimony, and finances including the division of assets and debts.

    My role is to facilitate communication by identifying issues, brainstorming available options, and allowing the parties to reach a voluntary agreement.

    As your Mediator, I will prepare a written Separation Agreement or Divorce Agreement that reflects the agreement reached in mediation, as well as prepare all the documents that are required to be filed in the Court for the parties to move forward to an Uncontested Divorce, and obtain a final Judgment of dissolution of marriage.

  • DO I NEED A PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT?

    Many couples contemplating marriage and their respective financial circumstances, desire to have a formal written agreement (before getting married) predetermining what would happen with their estates if they should divorce or upon the death of either party.

    Connecticut prenuptial agreements are usually entered into to anticipate future issues and provide for their resolution to the extent reasonably possible based upon foreseeable future circumstances. An agreement can help avoid future litigation which can reduce costs in the event of separation, divorce or death. Without agreement, litigation often occurs in the event of future disagreement and it can take months for important issues to be resolved.

    A prenuptial agreement should be a negotiated settlement that is fair and equitable for both parties under the circumstances. The process of entering into such an agreement may also spur communication between the parties about important premarital issues. Additionally the time required to resolve issues by agreement is typically far less than that involved in future litigation.

    Connecticut has adopted the Connecticut Premarital Agreement Act which sets forth the law and procedure for entering into prenuptial agreements. It commonly includes provisions for property division and spousal support. A prenuptial agreement is only valid if entered into prior to marriage. Prenuptial agreements are recognized in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The agreements however cannot address issues pertaining to children as these issues must be decided in the best interests of the children.

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