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New Haven Family Lawyer

Family law attorneys can assist people through many different stages of their life, from preparing legal documents for a marriage to distributing assets in a divorce. A New Haven family lawyer can help you obtain child support, draft prenuptial or divorce agreements, or fight for your parental rights in custody negotiations.

Family disputes can be emotional and complex, but you do not have to go through it alone. The compassionate attorneys at our firm are here to support you. Call our office today to speak with a legal professional about your concerns.

Help with Separation and Divorce Proceedings

Many couples face roadblocks throughout their marriage, but sometimes divorce is the best option for both parties. A family law attorney in the area can help spouses navigate these stressful legal disputes. This may include drafting a separation or preliminary divorce agreement that cover issues such as:

Couples electing to dissolve their marriage can draft these documents alone, but they may risk settling for an unfair agreement or overlooking important issues. A legal professional could represent a spouse’s best interest and negotiate a fair deal.

Representing and Protecting Children’s Rights

When two parents are getting a divorce, family law attorneys can provide dedicated legal services for minors. These services may include representing children’s best interests during custody disputes or enforcing child support obligations. Because a judge has the ultimate authority to decide custody and child support in a contested matter, it is important to have skilled legal counsel during court proceedings and pre-trial negotiations.

Legal Representation You Can Count On

Our clients come to us at one of the most difficult points in their life. We are here to help you get through it.
Matthew Dolan
Family Law

Matthew F. Dolan is a lifelong resident of Connecticut. Attorney Dolan handles the firm’s Family Law matters, with a particular focus on high asset divorce cases. Attorney Dolan has been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 for the State of Connecticut, he has been selected as a New England Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of Family Law from 2015 through 2019 (each year, no more than 2.5% are named to the Rising Stars list).

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Nicole Bikakis
Family Law

Nicole C. Bikakis handles Family Law matters for the firm, with a particular focus on high asset and high-income divorce cases and custody disputes. Attorney Bikakis joins Dolan Divorce Lawyers after working as an associate attorney at Saxe, Doernberger & Vita, P.C., in Trumbull Connecticut. Attorney Bikakis was selected to the New England Super Lawyers Rising Star.

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Kevin O’Leary
Family Law

Kevin J. O’Leary is a lifelong resident of New Haven County who handles the firm’s Family Law matters. Attorney O’Leary joined Dolan Divorce Lawyers after working as a Child Support Investigator for the State of Connecticut for seven years. While working as a child support investigator, Attorney O’Leary investigated paternity and support cases throughout the state.

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Mitchell Teta
Family Law

Mitch is a lifelong Connecticut resident. Mitch graduated magna cum laude from Quinnipiac School of Law, where he was an associate editor for the Quinnipiac Law Review, and received the Academic Achievement Award in contracts. Prior to law school, Mitch attended Southern Connecticut State University, where he graduated magna cum laude. After law school, Mitch obtained a certification as a counselor of domestic violence.

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What Our Clients Say About Our Services
Post Judgement Modification
I worked with Matthew Dolan for the past few months on a post judgement modification related to a divorce case. When I first contacted Matt during a free phone consultation and explained my situation, he was very honest and understanding. This was the primary reason that I hired him. During...
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Javier
Understanding and informative
He helped me through the process of getting the answers I needed answers to, cleared alot of questions I was unclear with, he gave me advise on how to negotiate with the other parent of my child, it was stressful at first and he was able to ease me out...
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Calixmarie
Thank You
I wanted to thank you for your most professional and courteous representation throughout the entirety of my divorce proceedings. I found both you and your support team to be attentive, thorough and most importantly; very efficient and effective. Your consideration of my personal concerns was as valued and appreciated as...
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Belus
Professionalism
Dolan was professional the entire way through my child custody. He handled everything and was consistent on information coming to me timely. Handled my case and won. Very satisfied and recommend to anyone in need in his areas of expertise.
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Stephanie
Great job and wonderful to work with
Not only Mattew help me to get through my case (not the most pleasent restraining order ) but he also assisted me and gave me the tools (literally) he brought me to the office and got each form I needed to begin my custody petition. He has continued to be...
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Shannon
Establishing Parenting Time – non divorce
I appreciated having Matthew Dolan represent me in my case. Matthew was willing to work around my schedule and speak with me after normal business hours; and I feel that Matthew's responses actually answered my questions - I've felt that other attorneys I consulted with or hired never really answered...

Preparing New Haven Families for Personal and Financial Success

Parties may benefit from discussing the legal implications of significant life events with an attorney. Marriages, pregnancies, severe illnesses, and death all come with significant financial obligations for those involved. A lawyer can help individuals understand their rights and protect their domestic interests through the following legal services:

Individuals should speak with an attorney before writing a will, investing in real estate, or transferring money into a child’s or spouse’s account. A local attorney may protect your finances as you prepare for important life events with your family.

Contact a New Haven Family Attorney Today

Most major life decisions involve your family. When these decisions have legal implications, it can be difficult to process your options without experienced counsel. Whether you are preparing for marriage, children, or divorce, a New Haven family lawyer can offer you support.

Get in touch with a qualified attorney who can represent you in all your domestic concerns. Call our office today to learn more about the legal services we provide.

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