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How Does My Divorce Impact My Last Will and Testament?

This Week's Blog by Jaime S. Dursht A divorce has the legal effect of invalidating a Will in its entirety if it was executed prior to January 1, 1977 If the Will was executed after January 1, 1977, only those provisions affecting an ex-spouse are invalidated and the...

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Waiver of Estate Rights in a Prenuptial Agreement

In most jurisdictions, including Connecticut, absent a written agreement to the contrary, your spouse will automatically be entitled to receive a minimum share of your estate (the “elective share”) upon your death The “elective share” in Connecticut is comprised of...

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Fault versus Cause of the Breakdown of Marriage Factor

This Week's Blog by Christopher J. DeMattie Since 1973 Connecticut has been a “No-Fault” divorce state. Despite being a “No-Fault” divorce state, the Court must at least consider “the causes for the annulment, dissolution of the marriage, or legal separation.” The...

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Can You Enforce A Foreign Divorce Judgment in Connecticut?

Divorce Attorneys in Connecticut may be asked to enforce a “foreign divorce.” In Connecticut, the term “foreign divorce” means a divorce that took place in another state or country. If you move to Connecticut after getting divorced in another state, you can enforce...

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Common Myths With Respect to Alimony in Connecticut

This Week's Blog by Sarah E. Murray Myth #1: Alimony is awarded for half the length of the marriage Myth #2: Lifetime alimony means that the alimony payor must pay alimony for the rest of his or her life Myth #3: My spouse works full-time; therefore, I do not have to...

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