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Arbitration: A Silver Lining to Covid Court Delays

Covid backlogs continue in the Connecticut Family Courts.  Absent an emergency, it can still be months before more routine custody and parenting issues are addressed by the Court.  Across nearly all judicial districts new divorce and custody filings are presently being calendared for the Fall of 2022.  That said, there is a silver lining in …

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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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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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8 Factors Connecticut Courts Consider for Custody and Visitation

When you enter into a custody order, provided by you or the court system, you are agreeing to follow the order in its entirety or face the consequences set by the judge. The basis of custody orders in Connecticut is whatever is in the best interests of the child. As co-parents, you can come up …

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting a Divorce

You’ve heard that more than 50 percent of modern marriages end in divorce proceedings, but you may be surprised to find yourself becoming part of that statistic. Before you make a final decision, step back and ask yourself these five pertinent questions. 1. Are You Done with Emotionally Unfinished Business? Making the decision to divorce …

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4 Things a Prenuptial Agreement Cannot Contain

Connecticut, like every other state, allows couples to create a prenuptial agreement before they get married. These agreements set out what will happen if the couple decides to divorce. It may describe who will get what, or which property is marital property and which property is not. It can even address some rights and obligations …

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