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Protecting a Family Business From Disruption During a Divorce

Ending a marriage is hard enough, but when a family-owned company is involved, there is potentially more at stake. If you and your spouse have decided to get divorced, you may be wondering how you can protect your business from disruption. Not only is the business one of the assets to be divided, but the Read More

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Jennifer’s Law Recognizes “Coercive Control” as Domestic Violence

Victims of domestic violence or abuse may petition the family court for an order of protection against their abusers. Historically, Connecticut law required that a victim show actual physical injury before the court would act. The inability to prove bodily injury left many people vulnerable to continued abuse. But a new law enacted in 2021 Read More

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Equitable Distribution of Complex Financial Assets in Connecticut Divorce

Equitable Distribution of Complex Financial Assets in Connecticut Divorce Connecticut’s equitable distribution property statutes present challenges. Build an experienced team of legal, tax, and valuation experts with Needle Cuda. Most divorces involve division of marital assets, either by agreement or by a judge’s order. How the assets are divided is based upon equitable distribution. Equitable Read More

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Divorcing a Spouse with a Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Divorcing a Spouse with Narcissistic Personality Disorder Ending a marriage can be emotionally and financially draining — and even more so if your spouse has narcissistic tendencies. People afflicted with this mental condition have an inflated sense of importance coupled with an excessive need for admiration and a lack of empathy. Often, a narcissist enjoys Read More

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Divorce Mediation or Litigation — It’s not a choice between one or the other!

CT DIVORCE MEDIATION IS MORE FLEXIBLE THAN COMMONLY UNDERSTOOD It may be difficult to consider the different options available to you as you start the process of your divorce or other family law process.  Perhaps you want the divorce done as quickly, amicably, and efficiently as possible.  Perhaps you know from the outset that your Read More

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and Connecticut Divorce

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies In High Net Worth Connecticut Divorce Bitcoin and cryptocurrency are hardly everyday items encountered in divorce cases, but they are becoming increasingly popular, especially as an asset held by those who are both tech and investment savvy.  The basic idea behind cryptocurrency (of which Bitcoin is the most popular by far) is the Read More

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CT Family Law Update: Court Mandated Parenting Education Programs May Now Be Completed Online

Connecticut Court Mandated Parenting Education Programs May Now Be Completed Online In any family law matter involving minor children, Connecticut law requires that the parties (married or unmarried) complete a parenting education program. The parenting education program is a six hours class, which may be offered in two three-hour classes, or in three two-hour classes. Read More

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Dealing with Changes to Custody and Visitation Arrangements Caused by COVID-19

Post COVID-19 Custody and Visitation Plans Divorced parents are accustomed to raising children amidst changing circumstances, but the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced challenges that many of us have never seen before. Stay at home orders have imposed strict limits on the way we live and complicated many custody and visitation arrangements. We cannot be sure Read More

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May and June 2020 (Connecticut Family Court) Trials and Hearings (With Exceptions) Have Been Continued Until Later Date

May and June 2020 (Connecticut Family Court) Trials and Hearings (With Exceptions) Have Been Continued Until Later Date On April 29, 2020, the Connecticut Super Court issued a notice that all trials and specially assigned hearings which had been scheduled to occur during the months of May and/or June, 2020 have been continued. The rescheduled Read More

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Connecticut Courts Now Entering Orders in Uncontested Divorce, Custody/Visitation cases and Motions with an Agreement Without Requiring Parties to Appear in Court

Connecticut Courts Now Entering Orders in Uncontested Divorce, Custody/Visitation cases and Motions with an Agreement Without Requiring Parties to Appear in Court The Connecticut Courts are now entering Final Judgments and Orders as to Separation Agreements and other agreements related to Divorce and Family Law cases without requiring the parties (or their counsel) to appear Read More

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