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Public vs. Private School: Who Decides During A Divorce?

Parents going through a divorce are supposed to work together to make decisions in their children’s best interests.  One of these significant decisions is school placement.  What happens if the parents cannot agree? What if one parent wants the children to attend...

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On March 27, 2020 the Congress passed H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security “CARES” Act. This Act is intended to provide emergency economic relief to individuals, families and businesses who are impacted by the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic. How does...

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Imputing Income for Child Support Purposes

How is Child Support Generally Determined in Connecticut? In Connecticut, the amount of a non-custodial parent’s child support obligation to a custodial parent is directly tied to the respective incomes of both parents. Pursuant to the Connecticut Child Support...

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The Connecticut Divorce: What is Family Relations?

This Week's Blog by Christopher J. DeMattie Family Relations offers a wide variety of services to help resolve parenting, custody, and financial disputes in divorce and post-judgment actions. Depending on the service recommended, you can expect to meet with a Family...

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Common Myths With Respect to Child Support In Connecticut

This Week's Blog by Sarah E. Murray Myth #1: There is no child support awarded in cases where parenting time is shared equally or nearly equally Myth #2: Child support is meant to cover all of the costs of raising a child Myth #3: Child support is paid until the...

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The Connecticut Divorce and Children With Special Needs

This Week's Blog by Eric J. Broder In Connecticut, the divorce rate is higher for marriages involving children with special needs Custody and Parenting Plans in a case where families have children with special needs often differ from more “typical” divorce cases...

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Child Support & Children’s Expenses

This Week's Blog by Amanda K. Rieben Many clients come to our office from towns in Fairfield County wondering which children’s expenses they will be required to contribute toward as part of their child support obligation. While the Court may order both parents to...

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