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COVID Update: Connecticut Family Courts are Beginning to Virtually Conduct Hearings on Contested Matters

The Connecticut Family Courts are beginning to virtually hear contested matters which is, hopefully, a major step forward in clearing the backlog of cases in an already overburdened system and lifting the weight of prolonged delay for parties who need relief. We are particularly proud to announce that McConnell Family Law Group recently participated in …

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Updated Guidance on Divorce and Custody During and After Covid-19

This is an extremely trying time for everyone dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic.  Families spending so much time together at home, coupled with potential changes in income, employment, childcare schedules, health, and other unforeseen circumstances, can take a significant toll on a marriage. For those contemplating a divorce, or in the midst of one, or …

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Coronavirus Implications on Divorce and Custody

Coronavirus Implications on Divorce and Custody

As you may already know, the Connecticut Courts are closed to routine matters until further notice. Some courts will hear priority 1 matters which include domestic violence cases, Restraining Order applications, Ex Parte Emergency Hearings for Custody, and the like. The courts that are hearing priority 1 matters have been reduced to ten statewide.  All …

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3 Ways to Make Divorce Less Stressful for Your Kids

It’s the conversations anyone going through a divorce dreads the most: breaking the news to their children. No matter how perfectly you plan the talk and execute it, your children will still need time to process their emotions and feelings after receiving the life-altering news of their parents’ divorce. While it is true that a …

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A Brief Introduction to Collaborative Divorce in Connecticut

4 Benefits of Collaborative Divorce Over Traditional Litigation

Over the years, couples and family law attorneys have begun finding alternatives to traditional court litigation to come up with a final divorce agreement. Despite what you may see on TV or in the movies, there are other ways to handle the divorce process without the yelling and courtroom drama. One of these methods that …

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Special Needs Children in Family Law

Figuring out the best custody situation for your child already brings stresses and heartache. Special needs children can make custody an even more sensitive process. A sad truth in Connecticut is that parents of children with special needs divorce at higher rates. This has a lot to do with the extra obligations and responsibilities placed …

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5 Things You Need to Do If Your Children Are Taken by DCF

Losing their children is every parent’s worst nightmare. For thousands of families that come under the watchful eye of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, this fear turns into reality. Children can suffer irreparable damage when separated from loving, trustworthy caregivers, so it’s important to act fast to reunite your family. 1. Contact an …

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4 Professionals Who are Part of Your Collaborative Divorce Team

When you choose collaborative divorce for a peaceful, solution-focused end to your marriage, you benefit from the knowledge and experience of not just your lawyers, but everyone on your divorce team. In many collaborative divorces, attorneys will retain specialists from different fields to help you and your ex-partner navigate the process more easily. Your team …

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