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What is a Guardian ad Litem?

A Guardian ad Litem, often referred to as “GAL,” is an individual appointed by the Court to ensure that the minor child’s best interests are represented during a parenting or custody dispute. Not every divorce case or custody dispute requires the appointment of a...

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Does it matter who files first for divorce?

Divorce lawyers in towns such as Darien and New Canaan are often asked, “Does it matter who files first for divorce?” The short answer is, “It depends.” The Court draws no inference that because the Wife files that the Husband is a bad actor or vice versa. Most cases...

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What is a financial affidavit?

One of the most important documents during a dissolution proceeding is a Financial Affidavit. A Financial Affidavit is a sworn statement that the Court requires both parties to complete within thirty days of the Return Date. The Return Date is the date by which the...

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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.

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