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The Law Offices of Eric R. Posmantier, LLC

Our services.

Representation Before the Court

Divorce

Divorce is an area of family law where legal knowledge and expertise, as well as emotional intelligence, can make an enormous difference.

The firm’s locations in both Greenwich and Ridgefield, Connecticut, demand an understanding of complex asset structures, tax implications and common legal obstacles that often arise for high net worth individuals going through divorce. We are experienced in various types of asset divisions, including but not limited to: equity holdings; business ownerships; trust interests; restricted stocks, stock options, and other forms of deferred compensation; as well as all types of retirement assets.

Clients can expect an attorney who is discreet, professional, and sensitive to their emotional needs. We always take a cost/benefit approach to decision making.

By first working through and calming the emotional reactions to the behaviors of a soon-to-be ex-spouse, we insist that clients work toward reasoned, logical decisions each step of the way so that they will not regret their decisions when the emotions settle down.

We choose to employ a discerning approach to divorce, attempting to maximize the results for clients while decreasing the need for public battles in the courtroom. At the Law Offices of Eric R. Posmantier LLC, we understand that most clients would prefer to resolve their disputes amicably and rely on litigation only as a last resort. Nonetheless, we have the courtroom experience and confidence necessary to advocate zealously on behalf of our clients if the need arises.

Modification

of Alimony, Child Support, Custody and Parenting Plans

Substantial changes in financial circumstances can make it difficult for some individuals to afford the child support or alimony payments that were initially agreed upon or ordered by the court. Conversely, a substantial change in financial circumstance, (such as an ex-spouse earning a greater income or the support recipient losing a job) can mean that an increase in a child support or alimony award is appropriate. In these cases, a post-divorce modification proceeding is necessary.

Custody arrangements and parenting plans that were made when a child was very young may need to be adjusted as that child matures.

By first working through and calming the emotional reactions to the behaviors of a soon-to-be ex-spouse, we insist that clients work toward reasoned, logical decisions each step of the way so that they will not regret their decisions when the emotions settle down.

Also, parenting plans often need to be revisited when a parent wishes to relocate to another city, state or country. In other words, as the needs of the family change, it is oftentimes appropriate to return to court to revisit the orders that were entered into some time ago. The Law Offices of Eric R. Posmantier, LLC can provide sound legal advice and representation associated with these common modification proceedings.

Cost Saving Options:

Legal Coaching and Mediation Review Counsel

In these economic times, individuals are increasingly opting to represent themselves in initial custody, support, divorce and modification proceedings as a way to save money. Perhaps you are interested in saving on legal fees, but worried that doing so could jeopardize your chances of a successful outcome. Or, maybe you are confused by the complexities of the highly technical court process, but cannot afford to have an attorney handle all aspects of the litigation. If one of these scenarios applies to you, then a coaching arrangement may be the solution.

At the Law Offices of Eric R. Posmantier LLC, we provide strategic and procedural guidance to individuals appearing on their own behalf before the court. We offer advice to clients regarding their legal rights, as well as the legal or practical effect of various litigation and settlement options.

Additionally, we provide assistance in completing all of the necessary forms and, ultimately, drafting the most important document: the final separation or modification agreement.

We believe many disputes are well suited for mediation whereby the parties negotiate and resolve their divorce with the assistance of a neutral party. Caution is necessary, however, because mediators do not represent either side and cannot provide legal advice or guidance. For an individual participating in mediation, hiring a legal coach to help strategize through the mediation process and then discuss a proposed agreement before executing and finalizing the document (sometimes called “review counsel”) can be an absolutely critical part of protecting one’s interests.

Mediation Services

Attorney Posmantier provides services as a mediator, facilitating the resolution of difficult parenting and financial disputes in a compassionate setting. When serving as a mediator, Mr. Posmantier does not represent the interests of one party or the other. Rather, he guides the parties together to arrive at a mutually agreeable resolution of their differences.

In order to maintain neutrality, if you are interested in hiring Attorney Posmantier as a mediator, it is strongly suggested that the initial contact with our firm be made simultaneously by both parties to the mediation – or, at the very least, by one party with the prior knowledge of the other party. 

Learn more about our Mediation Services.

Other Services

Our firm sensitively negotiates and drafts prenuptial agreements while committing to maintaining the integrity of our clients’ relationships. We also represent mothers and fathers in paternity determinations, adoption proceedings and terminations of parental rights proceedings.