Trusted Simsbury Family Law Lawyer
My office is located on Hopmeadow Street, right here in Simsbury, Connecticut. Over the years I have served clients from Simsbury Center, Tariffville, Weatogue and West Simsbury. When I have time, I like to hike the Metacomet Trail Most of the time, however, more serious matters await me.
Every day I deal with family-related matters such as divorce, child support, custody, juvenile delinquency and even criminal charges against family members. Family relationships are the most intimate and private of all relationships, and nobody really likes the idea of intrusion into these relationships by a governmental authority. Sometimes, however, it is unavoidable.
The Connecticut Legal System Is No Place to Go It Alone
U.S. law is based on the adversarial system, where two parties fight it out and the judge acts as a referee. Rules of evidence and civil procedure are arcane and full of nuances. One of the disadvantages of this system is that sometimes the party who has a just cause loses to the party who is better prepared. Don’t let this happen to you – retain a skilled lawyer to represent you.
My name is James C. Wing, Jr., and for the past 30-plus years I have been assisting clients just like you. I have built my practice around family law issues (broadly defined), and I handle every case from start to finish. I will not pass off your case to a junior lawyer, because there is no such thing at my office – I am the only lawyer in my office.
Criminal Matters, Traffic Offenses, and Personal Injury
Although criminal matters, traffic offenses, and personal injury fall outside the traditional definition of “family law,” there is no doubt that these matters often deeply impact family relationships. I am particularly experienced in handling juvenile offenses, DUI (OUI) and drivers license suspension hearings.
A Client Speaks Out…
“Attorney Wing helped me prove my son was eligible for special education and to negotiate for special pupil services. He was attentive to us and showed real concern for my son. The school seemed to both respect him and be a little intimidated.”
~ Education Client
I frequently handle the following types of cases:
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Attorney for a Minor Child?
An Attorney for a Minor Child (AMC) is an attorney appointed by the state to represent a child. This is most often done when the parents of the child cannot come to an agreement concerning an important issue such as custody. An AMC represents the best interests of the child and does not represent either parent.
What is the difference between sole and joint legal custody?
Legal custody (as opposed to physical custody) is the right to make major decisions concerning the child’s health and welfare. It includes decisions regarding:
- Medical treatment
- Religious upbringing
In sole custody, one parent enjoys the sole right to make these decisions. In joint custody,both parents enjoy an equal right.
What is the difference between suspension and expulsion?
Connecticut public schools are vested with broad (but not unlimited) authority to discipline misbehaving students. In Connecticut, a suspension is defined as a suspension of school privileges for up to 10 days (usually served in-school). An expulsion is an exclusion from school for more than 10 days, and it requires more extensive procedures as justification.
Does Connecticut have “fault” divorce?
Yes, although most divorcing couples do not avail themselves of it. Possible grounds include:
- Lying about a serious criminal history before the marriage took place
- Imprisonment for certain crimes
- Long-term confinement to a mental hospital
Of course, Connecticut also has a “no-fault” divorce system.
At the Law Offices of James C. Wing, Jr., We’ve Got Your Back
James C. Wing, Jr. has been practicing law for over 30 years. In that time he has represented clients before civil and criminal courts at both the state and federal level. He’s also appeared before administrative courts, arbitration tribunals, and appellate courts. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees right here in Connecticut, and he understands the subtle nuances of the local legal system.
Timing Is Critically Important with your Simsbury Family Law Case – Get Started Right Away
Ignoring a family legal problem won’t make it go away – the longer you procrastinate, the more difficult it will be to solve. In fact, delay might cause you to miss crucial deadlines that could greatly complicate your case. Call me right way at (860) 651-3707, or just fill out my online contact form, so that I can schedule you a free initial consultation and answer your questions.