Connecticut Family Law

best interest of the child in custody cases

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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Learning how to deal with an uncooperative spouse

Keeping Your Uncooperative Spouse Calm

During emotional situations such as divorce, your partner may become so angry, irrational, and unreasonable that it takes a monumental effort to not get equally worked up. To keep them calm and help ensure that all important conversations are productive, consider using the strategies below. 1.Develop a strategy for effective communication When your spouse becomes …

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Affordable / Low Cost Divorce

Money Matters: 4 Ways You Can Financially Prepare for a Divorce

It is no secret that a divorce can affect every aspect of your life, including your finances. In fact, unsurprisingly, money is one of the most heavily contested issues in a divorce. If you are considering getting a divorce, you should take some time to prepare from a financial perspective. You can use the following …

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prenuptial agreement limitations

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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5 Key Differences Between Collaborative and Litigated Divorce

Even the most amicable divorces have potentially contentious issues, such as child custody and division of marital assets and debts. Collaborative law is an alternative dispute resolution process that allows you, your spouse, and your respective attorneys to work as a team to resolve them instead of confronting each other in court. Below are five …

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Moving Away With Your Children After Divorce

After a divorce, it is not uncommon for parents to consider relocating.  An estimated 25% of parents move away with their children within the first two years after divorce.  These parents do not necessarily move because they want to make it difficult for non-relocating parents to spend time with their children.   More often, these parents …

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