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Dealing with Changes to Custody and Visitation Arrangements Caused by COVID-19

Divorced parents are accustomed to raising children amidst changing circumstances, but the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced challenges that many of us have never seen before. Stay at home orders have imposed strict limits on the way we live and complicated many custody and visitation arrangements. We cannot be sure when daily life will more closely 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 a Coronavirus-related Income Loss Could Affect Your Alimony and Child Support

Many people have faced a job loss or reduction in income due the coronavirus pandemic. In such a case it might be difficult for an ex-spouse paying alimony or a parent sending child support to keep up with their obligation. As these orders are based on the financial circumstances that existed at the time they 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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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

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 difficult situations. Though this situation 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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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 courthouses; Limited filings being acted upon (Priority 1 Matters); Only “Priority Read More

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