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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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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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CONNECTICUT FAMILY COURT SCHEDULE EXPANDS CAUTIOUSLY

CONNECTICUT FAMILY COURT SCHEDULE EXPANDS CAUTIOUSLY DURING COVID-19 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 Read More

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Ownership of a Closely Held Business and Asset Division in Connecticut Divorce

Protecting and Defending Closely Held Businesses in Connecticut 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 Read More

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Postnuptial Agreement: An Alternative for Couples on the Path to a COVID Divorce

How a postnuptial agreement can help during COVID-19 As a result of Governor Lamont’s stay-at-home executive order, married couples throughout Connecticut have been forced into isolation within the restricted confines of their residences.  If the rest of the world is any indication, this forced confinement of spouses may lead to a rise in divorce rates.  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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What is Legal Separation in Connecticut? And, when is it the best approach?

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) Read More

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Domestic Violence Abuse Concerns Rise with Covid-19

Domestic Violence, Spousal Abuse, and Child Abuse Concerns on the Rise with Coronavirus 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 Read More

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