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You Need an Advocate, Not a “Litigator,” “Mediator,” or “Collaborative Lawyer”

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 spouse is going to make things grueling and difficult, Read More

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and 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 creation of a digital currency without the need Read More

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CONNECTICUT FAMILY COURT SCHEDULE EXPANDS CAUTIOUSLY

After weeks of limited functioning, the Connecticut Judicial Branch is now showing signs of progress in addressing a slightly broader array of matters. The wheels of Justice have begun to turn just a little bit more quickly. For family cases, this means specifically that approval of temporary agreements and non adversarial divorce have been added Read More

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Restraining Orders: Applications for Relief from Abuse / Civil Protection Orders

Connecticut law allows persons in certain dire situations to apply to the courts for orders to assist in their protection.  Any family or household member who has been subjected to a continuous threat of physical pain or physical injury, stalking or a pattern of threatening may submit an application for relief from abuse to the Read More

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Ownership of a Closely Held Business in a Divorce

One of the more complex issues which may arise in a divorce is the ownership of a closely held business.  Where one or both parties own such business interests, the overall equitable distribution of property in the divorce will likely hinge on how that business is valued and divided. Connecticut is an “all property state” Read More

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What is Legal Separation in Connecticut? And, when is it the best approach?

There are many commonly held misconceptions about what legal separation means in Connecticut.  When the actual implications of legal separation are carefully considered as an alternative to divorce, legal separation is often rejected in favor of pursuing the dissolution of marriage (divorce) process.  However, there are particular reasons why legal separation may be a better Read More

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Appeals in Connecticut Family Law – A Brief Overview

All Court Orders should be analyzed by Counsel Whenever an order is entered by a family court in Connecticut, it should be carefully examined with the assistance of counsel, given the important ramifications even seemingly small details may have once they take on the force of an order of the court. Rights to Appeal Connecticut Read More

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The Covid-19 Crisis and Modification and Enforcement of Alimony and Child Support Orders

Modification and enforcement of alimony and child support orders in Connecticut are likely to be an inevitable outgrowth of the unfolding situation in Connecticut.  The current COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected the employment and income of many people in Connecticut.  Working hours have been reduced, employees have been laid off, and small and closely held Read More

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Domestic Violence Abuse Concerns Rise with Covid-19

While social distancing may now be the norm in Connecticut because of COVID-19, it is also forcing family units into closer, sustained proximity with each other.  That may in many cases be a good chance for even closer bonding, as people weather this crisis together and their immediate family members are the only ones who Read More

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One Small Step for Woman-Kind, One Giant Step for Family Law (The First “Space Case”)

Divorce and custody matters are not limited by earthly boundaries.  As apparently the first case of its kind, an astronaut allegedly accessed her spouse’s bank information while in space.  While your spouse may not be in orbit (at least not literally), this case demonstrates how electronic information may be accessible from virtually anywhere without the Read More

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