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Why More Divorcing Couples Are Choosing Mediation

By Divorce Mediation Team

Mediation is increasingly becoming the divorce process of choice.  Why?  Because Mediation results in a personalized and long-lasting resolution without the damaging emotional and financial costs of litigation.  Divorce is …

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Coronavirus Implications on Divorce and Custody

Coronavirus Implications on Divorce and Custody

By McConnell Family Law

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 …

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Updated Guidance on Divorce and Custody During and After Covid-19

By McConnell Family Law

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, …

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Not So Post-COVID Update: Connecticut Family Courts

By McConnell Family Law

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 …

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Arbitration: A Silver Lining to Covid Court Delays

By McConnell Family Law

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 …

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How Military Pensions and Benefits Are Handled in a Divorce

By McConnell Family Law

When a military member divorces, the process is significantly more complicated than it is when two civilians divorce. The very nature of military work means that a 50/50 custody split …

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Divorce and the Military: The 20/20/20 Rule

By McConnell Family Law

The McConnell Family Law Group places a special emphasis on military divorce cases.  Both attorneys Paul McConnell and Matthew Crocket are veterans and still serving in the Marine Corps reserves.  …

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6 Common Myths and Misconceptions about Prenuptial Agreements

By McConnell Family Law

The venue is booked, the flowers are ordered, and both you and your fiancé are counting down the days until you both say “I do.” At this point, some couples …

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4 Things a Prenuptial Agreement Cannot Contain

By McConnell Family Law

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 …

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