Dedicated Family Law Lawyer
New Britain, Connecticut, known by many as “Hardware City,” is a charming place to spend time. I especially enjoy window shopping in the Broad Street neighborhood and strolling through Walnut Hill Rose Garden. Most of the time, however, I am busy fighting for the best interests of my clients – which is in all respects far more meaningful to me.
The Connecticut Family Law System Is No Place for the Faint of Heart
The Connecticut justice system is inherently competitive, although some efforts have been made to mitigate the harshness of this competitive system in a family law context. Nevertheless, the cold fact remains that you are at a serious disadvantage if the family law lawyer you selected is not up to the job.
At the Law Offices of James C. Wing, Jr., I organize my practice around family law issues. As a sole practitioner, I take responsibility for every case from start to finish. I have appeared before administrative, judge, and jury panels in both state and federal courts, and I have decades of experience settling matters privately whenever it is appropriate to do so. As a skilled New Britain Family Law Attorney, I am on your side to help you through this.
Criminal Charges and Motor Vehicle Violations
I can also represent you if you are charged with a criminal offense – whether it is a serious offense or a relatively insignificant matter such as a traffic ticket. Unlike most criminal defense lawyers, I am very familiar with the workings of the Connecticut juvenile justice system, which operates on a logic all its own. I can also help you if you are the victim of a crime.
Another Client Speaks Out…
“Attorney Wing made me realize that after 16 years of marriage, I should not walk away empty handed, which I was prepared to do, simply to be done with the ordeal. Jim was persistent, thorough, professional, and researched every detail to ensure the fairest end to the marriage for me. I am so grateful for his professionalism, intelligence, and integrity.”
~ Divorce Client
Most of my cases fall within the following areas:
Frequently Asked Questions
How does a no-fault divorce work?
Under Connecticut no-fault divorce law, either party may unilaterally seek a divorce, with no need to prove that the other party was at fault (through adultery, for example). However, fault is still sometimes alleged in a divorce proceeding because it can be relevant with respect to issues such as:
- property division,
- alimony, and
- child custody.
How can I get special education services for my child?
Connecticut schools are legally obligated to identify children with special educational needs, and they must notify you within five days of referring your child for special education. You can refer your own child to the school for a special education evaluation by sending written notice to the principal and demanding that the school perform an evaluation.
What are the penalties for first offense OUI (DUI) in Connecticut?
In Connecticut, OUI penalties are no laughing matter. They include:
- A fine of $500 to $1,000
- Incarceration for 48 hours to six months (sometimes community service can be substituted for incarceration)
- A driver’s license suspension of 45 days
- Required use of an ignition interlock device for six months to one year
Further offenses within ten years result in progressively severe penalties.
Does my child have the right to a lawyer in a child protection case?
Yes. Your child has the right to a state-appointed attorney even if he is too young to understand the nature of the proceedings, and even if his parents cannot afford to pay an attorney. The family law attorney must act in the best interests of the child, not the parents.
About James C. Wing, Jr.
James C. Wing, Jr. is a phenomenon in Hartford legal services. His accomplishments include:
- Over 30 years practicing law
- Director of the Hartford County Bar Association for four consecutive years
- Director of the Hartford County Bar Foundation for 11 consecutive years
- President of the Hartford County Bar Foundation for three consecutive years
- Currently serves as Special Master in Hartford Superior Court
- Has taught family law courses at the University of Hartford
- Frequently delivers family law lectures to lawyers and other professionals
Take Decisive Action Immediately
Like a wildfire, a family law matter can continue getting worse the longer you ignore it. Moreover, the Connecticut legal system is not well-designed to work to the advantage of people who are not represented by an attorney. If you need a passionate and skilled New Britain Family Law Lawyer, contact me immediately. Call (860) 651-3707 or by fill out my online contact form, so that we can schedule a free initial consultation.