A divorce judgment may be “reopened” on the basis of fraud, and potentially set aside, if it is discovered after the judgment was issued that a party made intentional material misrepresentations to the Court. Proof of fraud alone is insufficient to have a judgment...
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Waive 90: The Elimination of Connecticut’s Mandatory Waiting Period to Divorce
A common inquiry that divorce lawyers in towns such as Greenwich and Westport receive from potential clients is, “How soon can I be divorced?” Notably, the answer to this question changed only recently. Prior to October 1, 2015, divorcing spouses in Connecticut were...
What does “Custody” Mean in a Connecticut Divorce Case?
The “custody” word sometimes sends shivers down the spine of divorce litigants. However, this term is often misunderstood and can unnecessarily result in a high conflict divorce.
The Discovery Process
Have you ever wondered how exactly your spouse is paid, or what his or her sole credit card or bank statements would show if you had the chance to view them? The discovery process in a dissolution proceeding has the ability to bring light to many of these common questions. The discovery process begins shortly after the return date has occurred and generally involves gathering documents and information.
WHAT DIVORCE PROCESS IS RIGHT FOR ME? PART IV – ADR
The most popular models of ADR utilized in family law matters for individuals living in Greenwich or Westport are ADR mediation and arbitration.
In our practice at Broder Orland Murray & DeMattie, LLC, if the parties and counsel cannot reach a settlement, the next step before trial is often to participate in an ADR mediation. ADR mediation is not binding and the mediator does not force a party to sign an agreement. Each party has input into the process and the ability to walk away if he or she is not comfortable.
IMPORTANT DATES & TERMS IN CT DIVORCE CASES
A Connecticut divorce attorney is often asked "What are the most important dates in a divorce case? Is it the date I file for divorce, the return date, the case management date, the uncontested date- what does it all mean?" This article is a general guide to...
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