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Not So Post-COVID Update: Connecticut Family Courts

In looking at the glass half-full, the Connecticut Family Courts are moving forward in handling cases beyond emergency Motions and Restraining Orders only.  In-person court proceedings continue to be limited to these emergency hearings, but the Courts are now virtually hearing and resolving contested motions, trials, and every type of matter that was previously resolved …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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