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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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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

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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Appeals in Connecticut Family Law – A Brief Overview

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 Read More

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