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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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CT Family Law Update: 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. The purpose of the program is to educate parents about the many Read More

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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 dates of all such trials and/or hearings that were continued will be determined at a later date. The 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

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 in Court. These actions / cases include the following: Divorce or Legal Separation Custody / Visitation Agreements Motion / Groups of Motions Read More

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How Are Divorce Proceedings Being Affected by the COVID-19 Quarantine?

Throughout the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our daily routine in ways that none of us could have ever imagined. Like everyone else, spouses who are already experiencing the turmoil associated with divorce have been forced to deal with additional challenges. Despite the obstacles, it is important to maintain control over what you Read More

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Will the U.S. See its Divorce Rate Spike After the COVID-19 Quarantine Ends?

With so many American residents stuck at home with their families, prognosticators have predicted that several months down the road, the country could experience a baby boom and a divorce deluge. Unlike a cozy blizzard that keeps you home from work for a few days, a global pandemic that triggers shelter-in-place orders spreading over multiple Read More

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Financial Empowerment and Mindfulness (Life Insurance)

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. There are 2 main types of insurance; Term Life Insurance Read More

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Connecticut Courts to Enter Orders as to Uncontested Divorce/Legal Separation Cases

Governor Lamont recently signed two Executive Orders that directly affect litigants in family matters: the first allowing courts to enter orders as to agreement and stipulations without requiring the presence of the parties, including entering orders as to a final judgment of dissolution or legal separation, and the second requires masks or cloth face coverings Read More

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Who Gets the Stimulus Check When Spouses Are Separated or Divorcing?

Going through a divorce is stressful enough, but the coronavirus pandemic spreading throughout the United States presents additional complications for spouses who have decided to split. In addition to changes that might need to be made regarding custody and visitation arrangements while travel is restricted, negotiations over property division need to address any new economic Read More

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