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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 Things to Know About Military Divorces

Here at the McConnell Family Law Group, we are proud of our military heritage and we offer 25% discounted rates for military members and their families.   Military divorces are different from traditional divorces in several respects. Perhaps the most significant differences are based on the rules and regulations that apply to these proceedings and …

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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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Checklist For Couples With Children: Important Issues To Consider When Creating A Parenting Plan

When couples with children divorce or separate, they need to create an arrangement for the care of their children that best meets their needs. In child custody, that arrangement is known as a parenting plan. A parenting plan is a written agreement between parents that lays out their rights and responsibilities in regards to the …

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Protecting Your Interests Through Premarital Agreements

For many engaged couples, the thought of signing a premarital agreement may seem unromantic and even unnecessary. However, these pre-marriage contracts, which protect a couple in case of divorce or death of a spouse, are no longer advisable for only wealthy or famous individuals. Today, many couples can benefit from entering into a premarital agreement. …

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Equitable Distribution: A Brief Look at the Division of Property in a Connecticut Divorce

The division of marital property is one of the greatest challenges divorcing couples must face.   Figuring out which property you get to keep and what will go to your spouse can be very stressful and even confusing. Many people believe that all assets and debts will be divided equally; however, this is often not the …

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