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Maintaining the Finances and Custody During a Divorce

Perhaps one of the most stressful times during a divorce is the time between filing for divorce and when the divorce is actually finalized. A lot divorcing couples find this intermediate period stressful due to the level of uncertainty that comes with it. You may be...

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Connecticut Parenting Plan Checklist

In a Connecticut divorce involving minor children, the parties must have a Parenting Plan.  In a Parenting Plan, child-related issues are addressed.  These issues include a definition of legal custody, a parental access schedule, and other provisions such as...

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What Is An Emergency Ex Parte Application For Custody?

An Emergency ex parte application for custody means that it is filed “for one party.” An ex parte application is an exception to the general rule that both parties must be present at any argument before a judge. Instead, these applications are initially considered “on...

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Children and Custody Disputes: Do My Child’s Wishes Matter?

Must a Judge Consider My Child’s Wishes in a Custody Dispute? No.  It is a common misconception that Judges must consider a child’s preferences in making determinations regarding a child’s custodial arrangement. In fact, the only factor that a Judge must consider in...

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Emancipation Laws in Connecticut

What is Emancipation? Connecticut law provides a process for a child who has reached the age of sixteen, and is residing in Connecticut, to be declared emancipated and thereafter treated as a legal adult, with the same rights as an individual who has attained the age...

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Do My Child’s Wishes Matter in a Custody Dispute?

In adjudicating custody and parenting time disputes, Courts are required to give consideration to a child’s wishes only in instances where a child is, “of sufficient age and capable of forming an intelligent preference.” There is no fixed age at which a child’s wishes...

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What is Child Custody in a Connecticut Divorce Case?

This Week's Blog by Eric J. Broder The term “child custody” can be broken down into two separate definitions, legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody addresses which parent has the right to make major decisions concerning the child(ren). Major decisions...

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What is Parental Alienation?

This Week's Blog by Jaime S. Dursht “Parental alienation is the process, and the result, of psychological manipulation of a child into showing unwarranted fear, disrespect or hostility towards a parent and/or other family members. It is a distinctive form of...

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