Norwalk Family Law Firm

Family Law Overview

There are many complications that may arise in a Connecticut divorce that must be handled carefully in order to minimize the harm to all parties involved. Attorney Sheila Cascio founded The Law Offices of Sheila S. Cascio in order to provide experienced and caring legal representation for parties contemplating divorce without the unnecessary costs that are associated with large practices.

Attorney Cascio has developed exceptional skills at working with her clients to get them through the difficulties of the divorce process, drawing upon her Master's Degree in Applied Psychology as necessary to provide empathy and understanding. She maintains the focus on minimizing the negative impact on her clients and any children. In addition to the general issues that arise in all divorces, there are unique elements to divorces where a couple is of moderate to high net worth or there is a business or professional practice involved. These cases require careful scrutiny, as well as the expert valuation of property, and it is crucial to have an attorney who knows how to manage a divorce where financial analysis, tax consequences, and other complex issues play an important role.

Many individuals require unique legal help, including business owners, licensed professionals, successful executives, and other people who have acquired significant wealth. A high net worth divorce may involve the following:

  • Division of property;
  • Calculation of alimony or spousal support;
  • Establishment of child custody, parenting plans, child support payments, healthcare pro rata shares, and visitation schedules;
  • Valuation of businesses or professional practices;
  • Analysis of estate and tax implications of the divorce;
  • Careful review of retirement plans, savings plans, deferred compensation, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), investment accounts, and stock portfolios to determine fair allocation;
  • Discovery of hidden assets, including foreign investments and offshore accounts;
  • Protective or restraining orders to safeguard against domestic violence and look out for the health and well-being of adults and children; and
  • Individualized approaches to the dissolution of marriage, including collaborative law and mediation.

In addition to handling matters that arise as part of a legal separation or divorce, Attorney Cascio also works with clients to draft prenuptial or postnuptial agreements that meet their unique needs.

At The Law Offices of Sheila S. Cascio, individuals throughout the Norwalk, Danbury, and upper Fairfield County areas can find smart and sophisticated legal representation. Attorney Cascio is licensed to practice in Connecticut and New York.  Contact the firm today at (203) 939-9411 to reach the Norwalk office, or call (203) 885-0042 for the New Fairfield location (by appointment only).

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