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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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Communicating With Your Ex About COVID-19 Custody Issues

  Child Custody In Connecticut During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, family becomes more important than ever, especially for children whose schedules have been disrupted by long-term school closures and the cancellation of other activities. Parents who are divorced or live apart for other reasons know the importance of maintaining healthy communication through 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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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

Updated Connecticut Judicial Branch Schedule (Covid-19 Shutdown) for Family Court Cases 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 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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Restraining Orders: Applications for Relief from Abuse and obtaining Civil Protection Orders in CT Family Court

How to get a Civil Restraining Order in Connecticut? The Connecticut Family Court version is called a Civil Protection Order 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 Read More

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

Ownership of a Closely Held Business and Asset Division 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 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 (Credit Cards and 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 unexpected layoff or Read More

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