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Fault versus Cause of the Breakdown of Marriage Factor

This Week's Blog by Christopher J. DeMattie Since 1973 Connecticut has been a “No-Fault” divorce state. Despite being a “No-Fault” divorce state, the Court must at least consider “the causes for the annulment, dissolution of the marriage, or legal separation.” The...

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Can You Enforce A Foreign Divorce Judgment in Connecticut?

Divorce Attorneys in Connecticut may be asked to enforce a “foreign divorce.” In Connecticut, the term “foreign divorce” means a divorce that took place in another state or country. If you move to Connecticut after getting divorced in another state, you can enforce...

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Common Myths With Respect to Alimony in Connecticut

This Week's Blog by Sarah E. Murray Myth #1: Alimony is awarded for half the length of the marriage Myth #2: Lifetime alimony means that the alimony payor must pay alimony for the rest of his or her life Myth #3: My spouse works full-time; therefore, I do not have to...

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Should I Depose My Spouse in Our Divorce Action?

This Week's Blog by Carole T. Orland In all divorces cases in Connecticut a party has the right to depose his or her spouse pursuant to C.G.S.Sections 52-148a-152 and Connecticut Practice Book Sections 13-26. 13-331. A Deposition is a proceeding whereby the deponent...

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Will Cheating Impact My Divorce?

Connecticut is a “no-fault” divorce state; in order to obtain a divorce, one party need only allege that the marriage has “broken down irretrievably.” “No-fault” divorce is distinguishable from the concept of “marital fault” in a divorce. In Connecticut, courts are...

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Do I Have to Go to Court?

This Week's Blog by Christopher J. DeMattie Public Act 17-47 excuses parties from having to go to Court to have a temporary agreement approved by the Judge Connecticut General Statutes § 46b-66 requires the Judge to inquire into the financial resources and actual...

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The Basics of Bird Nesting

This Week's Blog by Carole T. Orland On occasion, clients who consult with divorce lawyers in Greenwich, Westport and other Fairfield County cities and towns, inquire about arrangements where the children stay in their home and the parents alternate moving in and out....

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How Will My Divorce Impact My Taxes? PART I

This Week's Blog by Amanda E. Ell A divorce proceeding will impact your life in countless ways. Typically, when negotiating a divorce settlement, parties are focused on dividing assets and calculating the correct amount of support. One critical area that experienced...

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Imputing Income for Child Support Purposes

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. Essentially, pursuant to the Connecticut Child Support Guidelines, parents’ respective incomes are plugged...

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