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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 a 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 Read More

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Financial Empowerment and Mindfulness (Life Insurance)

Financial Empowerment and Mindfulness (Track Your Life Insurance Coverage Information) Life Insurance provides a financial safety net for your family if a family member dies. Ensuring that your income is protected if the unthinkable happens is smart planning. The proceeds from life insurance can cover the mortgage payments, college tuition expenses and even funeral costs. Read More

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Pending and New Divorce Cases in Connecticut during COVID-19 Shutdown – What Can I Do Now?

Pending and New Divorce Cases in Connecticut during COVID-19 Shutdown – What Can I Do Now? The framework below outlines what actions can or should be taken (and why) during the Covid-19 shutdown.  The list is broken down by family matter type: New Divorce Actions during Covid-19 These can still be filed now, and it Read More

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Updated Connecticut Judicial Branch Schedule (Covid-19 Shutdown) for Family Court Cases

Connecticut Judicial Branch Schedule Update – Family Court The statewide shutdown due to COVID-19 continues to restrict the normal flow business in family and matrimonial law matters heard before the Superior Court. Connecticut Courts remain in an state of unprecedented, limited operation: Limited courthouses open; Limited days/hours of operation; Limited access to courthouses; Limited filings Read More

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Financial Empowerment and Mindfulness (Credit Cards and Credit Scores)

Financial Empowerment and Mindfulness (Inventory Your Cards and Monitor Your Credit Scores) Maintain a complete and current inventory of your family credit cards and key credit metrics (e.g. limits, rates, minimum payments, due dates, etc.). Good Credit empowers couples to efficiently tackle a broad range of challenging and stressful family matters including: emergency travel, an Read More

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Financial Mindfulness and Empowerment in Marriage (Tax Returns)

Financial Mindfulness and Empowerment in Marriage (Inventory Your Tax Returns) Federal and State Tax Returns are your most important financial records  Direct access to your federal and state tax returns is essential (and should be your top priority); Do you Maintain physical and digital copies?  If not, you should! Best Practices for Couples Each marital Read More

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How will Coronavirus / Covid 19 affect my Connecticut Divorce? (Frequently Asked Questions)

Getting a divorce in Connecticut during COVID-19 Impacts from the Coronavirus have dramatically altered the course of our everyday lives.  Basic health issues taken for granted just a few short weeks ago and scary thoughts like “community spread” are becoming borderline obsessions as all of us race to wash our hands, sanitize all the horizontal Read More

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Financial Mindfulness and Empowerment in Marriage [An Introduction]

Financial Mindfulness and Empowerment in Marriage [An Introduction] As a divorce attorney for over 25 years, I have represented many different types of spouses with different levels of financial savvy.  Some people have a real grasp on the family finances while others know very little. The way couples share and manage their personal financial information Read More

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Are Divorces for Super Wealthy More or Less Contentious?

Who gets the last laugh in a celebrity or high net worth divorce? Depends. What tends to matter the most is individual personalities, the reasons for the breakdown and the desire (or lack thereof) to put the marriage in the past and move forward. If the emotion is high then it is likely to be Read More

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