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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 COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE AND IS IT RIGHT FOR ME? 

Collaborative Divorce is a specialized and rapidly growing practice in Divorce and Matrimonial Law.  A departure from the traditional style of divorce, it is carried out in a series of privately held sessions with Collaborative Divorce Professionals in the fields of...

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DOES THE AFFAIR MATTER IN A CONNECTICUT DIVORCE?

The number one question I am asked is, “Does the affair matter in divorce?” It’s not a simplistic answer. But, for the most part, Courts don’t give much or any weight to infidelity unless it is part of other egregious behavior affecting the family or results in...

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Divorce Communication FAQs

Divorces are never an easy thing for anyone involved. Many divorces are riddled with emotional complications and difficult decisions, and the legal process itself can be difficult to navigate and can lead to confusion. During the divorce process, a lot of questions...

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Who Pays the Legal Fees in a Connecticut Divorce Case?

What is Connecticut’s Law regarding Payment of Legal Fees in a Divorce? It is typical for people in Westport, Greenwich, and Stamford who are contemplating divorce to have questions regarding how legal fees will be paid. Fairfield County divorce litigants want to know...

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Tips for a Successful Connecticut Divorce Mediation

Mediation is a voluntary dispute resolution method that may be used in divorce cases either at the outset of a case or at any stage of a case prior to trial.  A divorce mediator is a trained neutral who works directly with the parties to reach agreement. Divorcing...

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Arbitration in a Connecticut Divorce

Before 2021, Connecticut law prohibited the arbitration of child custody and visitation or child support issues. As a result, arbitration was generally only available to parties to a divorce or other family relations matter to resolve financial issues such as alimony,...

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E-mail and Computer Hacking in a Connecticut Divorce

Can I Access my Spouse’s E-mails, Phones, or Computers? The short answer is no, unless you received explicit authorization to do so or maintain a shared account.  An example of a shared account could be a family cloud account, e-mail account, calendar, computer, or...

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