Berman Mickelson Dembo & Jacobs LLC. is a highly experienced law firm representing clients across Connecticut. We strive to provide the best possible results for you and all while providing you the highest level of personal attention. We bring extensive experience and professionalism to every case and focus on your individual needs and concerns.
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Areas of Practice
The area of Family Law can be very complex. It is a balance between the law itself and the highly charged emotions that are often involved. From divorce to child custody, child support to alimony, prenuptial to postnuptial agreements, and post judgment modifications to post judgment enforcement, we handle all areas of family law. Our practice also entails mediation and collaborative divorce, which promotes reaching agreements outside of the traditional litigation context. Let us help you find the right approach to address your Family Law needs.
Our probate practice encompasses administration and settlement of decedents’ estates, including liquidating assets, distributing property to heirs, establishing guardianship of minors, and paying necessary estate taxes. We also are experienced in related areas, such as the creation of conservatorships and settlement of trusts. Our attorneys provide support and advice to clients throughout the difficult process of handling a loved one's estate. Many probate disputes can be avoided through careful estate planning--- an area in which our firm is also highly skilled. At times, probate litigation is necessary, and we are experienced in matters of will and trust interpretation, will and trust contests, and defense and prosecution of claims by and against estates and estate fiduciaries.
In our practice and our personal lives, we have observed so many parents struggle to understand and utilize the complex laws surrounding Special Education. As a result, many children are deprived of their legitimate rights to an appropriate education and related services. Our goal is to help children and families navigate the Special Education system and, in doing so, maximize children's opportunities for educational and personal success.
business and non-profit law
We provide representation to corporations in matters of employment, wrongful discharge and other sensitive business issues. Our attorneys are particularly conversant with the many legal issues that confront nonprofit, religious and charitable organizations as well. Our business law practice is focused on assisting entrepreneurs and start-up companies as they establish corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs) and other legal business entities. In addition, we provide guidance to new business owners as they make important decisions related to the selection and formation of the most appropriate form of business organization. As their companies grow and legal demands expand, we can provide assistance with the drafting of commercial contracts and agreements, defense or initiation of litigation proceedings, business real estate transactions, and other legal issues that impact business operations.
From animal bites and automobile accidents to medical malpractice and wrongful death, we handle the full spectrum of personal injury cases. We consult with, support and counsel clients who have suffered a personal injury - whether on the job, through use of a faulty product, or through the negligence of an individual or corporation - in order to achieve advantageous results through negotiation with the liable party or through the court system, when necessary. A skilled attorney can be an injured person's best ally in fighting denial of insurance claims and gaining proper and fair compensation for pain and suffering that impacts the individual's family and future. Our attorneys have extensive trial experience, and while we work diligently to settle insurance claims and resolve personal injury matters efficiently, we're also ready to pursue litigation to achieve the best results for our clients. Cases involving medical malpractice or permanent, disabling injuries can be quite complex. We are committed to providing our clients with the very best legal protection during what can be a confusing process, allowing them to focus on their recovery while we strive to win the right decision for their long-term benefit.
The attorneys at Berman Mickelson Dembo & Jacobs LLC. have a comprehensive understanding of the appellate process and particular experience in handling family law matters in Connecticut's Appellate and Supreme Courts: we represent clients seeking to appeal decisions regarding alimony, child support, and/or property division, among other divorce issues. Appellate cases require unique methods of legal representation that are distinct from trial level work. In order to succeed on appeal, one must convince a judge or a panel of judges that the trial court made an incorrect decision. Our attorneys possess the requisite skill and diligence to thoroughly analyze the trial court record and defend the Court’s ruling or to find grounds for reversal.
We guide clients through various methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including arbitration, mediation negotiation, and collaborative law practice. ADR is especially well-suited for sensitive family issues because ADR methods use a cooperative, non-adversarial approach to resolving conflicts and disputes, allowing for the preservation of family harmony. ADR methods can also be used to resolve other types of conflicts, such as business disputes, employer/employee relations, and will contests. Our attorneys have extensive experience helping families who are facing divorce achieve amicable, constructive, and ultimately beneficial divorces. Utilizing our collective experience, we help separating family members establish healthy relationships, free from tethers to past resentment and anger.
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