Practice Areas

Family Law, Divorce Law & Child Custody / Visitation Law

A mere fact of life is things do not last forever. Unfortunately, when all efforts to fix a broken situation fail, a divorce may be the only option left. Going through a divorce can be a very stressful experience, confusion about what will happen to your children, house, and money is unfortunately common for most. Let the Law Offices of Daniel Miller help you through this difficult time. We will go over your legal rights, seeking to help ease some of the uncertainty that divorce brings.  We can assist with the following:

    1. Divorce
    2. Legal Separation
    3. Child Custody
    4. Child Support
    5. Child Protection
    6. Child Visitation
    7. Emergency Orders
    8. Alimony
    9. Personal Property Division
    10. Pension Distribution
    11. Real Property Distribution including real estate
    12. 3rd Party Rights
    13. Grandparent’s Rights
    14. Divorce Mediation

    Guardian Ad Litem / Best Interests of the Minor

    In the State of Connecticut, frequently children go without a voice during the divorce/custody dispute process. Attorney Miller has been a State of Connecticut certified GAL since 2010.  He has had the important task of assisting children of all ages.  A Guardian Ad Litem for a child is an officer of the court appointed to protect the child’s interests without being bound by the child’s expressed preferences.  When determining what is in a child’s best interests, Connecticut states the Courts must examine many factors, including:

    Conn. Gen. Stats § 46b-56(c) (2011)

    1. The temperament and developmental needs of the child;
    2. The capacity and the disposition of the parents to understand and meet the needs of the child;
    3. Any relevant and material information obtained from the child, including the informed preferences of the child;
    4. The wishes of the child’s parents as to custody;
    5. The past and current interaction and relationship of the child with each parent, the child’s siblings and any other person who may significantly affect the best interests of the child;
    6. The willingness and ability of each parent to facilitate and encourage such continuing parent-child relationship between the child and the other parent as is appropriate, including compliance with any court orders;
    7. Any manipulation by or coercive behavior of the parents in an effort to involve the child in the parents’ dispute;
    8. The ability of each parent to be actively involved in the life of the child;
    9. The child’s adjustment to his or her home, school and community environments;
    10. The length of time that the child has lived in a stable and satisfactory environment and the desirability of maintaining continuity in such environment, provided the court may consider favorably a parent who voluntarily leaves the child’s family home pendente lite in order to alleviate stress in the household;
    11. The stability of the child’s existing or proposed residences, or both;
    12. The mental and physical health of all individuals involved, except that a disability of a proposed custodial parent or other party, in and of itself, shall not be determinative of custody unless the proposed custodial arrangement is not in the best interests of the child;
    13. The child’s cultural background;
    14. The effect on the child of the actions of an abuser, if any domestic violence has occurred between the parents or between a parent and another individual or the child;
    15. Whether the child or a sibling of the child has been abused or neglected, as defined respectively in section 46b-120; and
    16. whether the party satisfactorily completed participation in a parenting education program established pursuant to section 46b-69b. The court is not required to assign any weight to any of the factors that it considers.

    If, you or someone you know, is in need of the services of a GAL, please do not hesitate to contact Attorney Miller to set up your free consultation today.

    Personal Injury & Slip and Falls

    Unfortunately, the saying “bad things happen to good people” is very often true. When these times occur, let the Law Offices of Daniel H. Miller help you with sound legal advice. When you have been injured you need to know your rights! The Law Offices of Daniel H. Miller will seek to explain your legal recourse with a free, no obligation consultation. Please fill out the form below or call (203)756-9433 today to set up your appointment. We can help you with Slip and Falls, Accidental Injuries, Dog Bites, Assaults and Batteries, and Wrongful Death.

    Motor Vehicle Accident Law

    Believe it or not, a motor vehicle accident is a very common occurrence on today’s roads. Dealing with an insurance company can be very stressful ordeal. You may not know all your legal rights before a settlement offer is extended. At the Law Offices of Daniel H. Miller, we will take the time to go over your case and present all your options. Ultimately, our main goal is to take the uncertainty and confusion out of this unfortunate incident. Please fill out the contact form below, call (203)756-9433 or email DHM@DanielMillerLaw.com to set up your free, no obligation consultation.

    Real Estate Law, Closings Law, Mortgage Modification Law & Foreclosure Law

    Whether you’re buying your first home or your third, you need a competent attorney to help you through the process. The Law Offices of Daniel H. Miller offer free, no obligation consultations so that you can go over all the legal implications of your purchase. We can help you with closings, foreclosure, and purchase and sale agreements.

    OTHER AREAS OF PRACTICE

    • Business Formation Law
    • Contract Disputes
    • Small Claims Disputes
    • Estate Planning
    • Wills and Trusts
    • Probate Matters
    • Criminal Law
 

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