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Jennifer’s Law: Dramatic Shift In Connecticut Family Law Landscape

The holiday season should be a time for joy and celebration.  But for some, it can be a time of increased family violence.  This past October, Connecticut law regarding domestic violence took a major step in a new direction.  Prior to the enactment of Jennifer’s Law, victims could apply for Restraining Orders only upon the …

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Domestic Violence Mental and Physical Abuse

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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Medical Insurance – An Extremely Important Consideration for Divorce in Connecticut

Different states have different laws governing continuing health coverage for the spouse who does not carry health insurance for the family unit.  Connecticut is on the more restrictive end of the spectrum.  In Connecticut, medical insurance coverage for the non-plan-subscribing spouse ends at the Date of Divorce.  There are some employers that continue coverage until …

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High Net Worth Divorce Challenges

Challenges That Come With High-Net-Worth Divorces

Filing for divorce in Connecticut can be a challenging time for anyone, including families with substantial assets and/or income.  There is no bright-line test for what is labeled a high-net-worth divorce, but suffice it to say that the colloquial expression, “you know it when you see it” probably applies.  In many respects, the income and …

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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. The courts that are hearing priority 1 matters have been reduced to ten statewide.  All other normal court matters remain suspended for the duration of this declared health emergency.  When the Courts …

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