McConnell Family Law

Learning how to deal with an uncooperative spouse

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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Learning how to deal with an uncooperative spouse

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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More Assets create more challenges with High Net Worth Divorce

6 Ways a High Net Worth Divorce Differs from a Traditional Dissolution

Every divorcing couple has a number of difficult and emotionally trying issues to discuss and sort out, but the stakes are even higher in high net worth divorces. Each partner stands to lose quite a bit if divorce proceedings don’t go well, which often increases animosity and pushes each side toward litigation. Those embroiled in …

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How Military Pensions and Benefits Are Handled in a Divorce

When a military member divorces, the process is significantly more complicated than it is when two civilians divorce. The very nature of military work means that a 50/50 custody split may be impossible, and losing the benefits of military life—including housing and health care—often put a significant burden on the non-military spouse. However, the military …

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