Dealing with Life Transitions
Prenuptial Agreements are important for clients as they begin married life to protect assets, inheritance, and children of prior marriages.
Marital or Post-nuptial Agreements take into consideration financial changes the parties experience during marriage.
Divorce deals with the end of a marriage, including the distribution of assets, debts, and income, as well as custody and parenting issues. The settlement can be made pursuant to a negotiated Separation Agreement, Mediation, or through litigation.
Post-judgment proceedings can modify financial and children’s custody and parenting orders, as well as to enforce alimony, property transfers, child support, and other orders of the court.
Protecting Your Property and Rights
Carolyn Swiggart believes lasting and fair results are best achieved through thoughtful, negotiated agreements. The best case is when both sides work amicably with the realization that divorce does not necessarily mean the end of the parties’ relationship, especially when children are involved. She is known for common-sense and creative solutions for complicated financial situations.
Agreements require clear and unambiguous terms, and Attorney Swiggart provides excellent draftsmanship of documents. She is a well-regarded writer, having served as Co-Chairman and Editor of the Connecticut Bar Association Basic Practice Manual and recently as author of two chapters of the LexisNexis Practice Guide – Connecticut Family Law.
Attorney Swiggart is a trained divorce mediator, and is willing to mediate specific issues or the entire case for clients. She has also served as a Special Master in the Connecticut Superior Courts for over 10 years, and is available to work with attorneys as a Special Master to help the settlement of a case.
She has extensive experience with high net worth individuals and international clients. Attorney Swiggart has been called upon to render legal opinions in a number of French cases involving Connecticut law issues.
Litigation can be a necessary and powerful tool to compel production of information and to enforce a party’s rights. Sometimes a case is not suited for mediation, and the litigated approach is necessary. Attorney Swiggart has over 25 years of effective family litigation experience in the Connecticut courts.
Attorney Swiggart will pursue your case diligently and according to your needs—whether at the negotiation table or in court. Attorney Swiggart stands by her clients and will continue representation in post-judgment matters. She will also take post-judgment matters from new clients.