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This Week's Blog by Christopher J. DeMattie and Jaime S. Dursht, Westport and Greenwich attorneys at Broder Orland Murray & DeMattie LLC. Parents around Fairfield County are grappling over how best to limit the daily risk of COVID-19 exposure, and for many, the social...

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Can I Appeal My Connecticut Family Law Case?

This Week's Blog by Sarah E. Murray The Judge Issued a Decision in My Connecticut Family Law Case: Can I Appeal? In Connecticut, you have the right to appeal a final judgment entered by a trial court.  Common final judgments subject to appeal in family law cases are...

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What is an Educational Support Order?

This Week's Blog by Nicole M. DiGiose Does the Court have the Authority to Order a Party to Contribute to a Child’s College Expenses? Yes.  Pursuant to General Statutes Section 46b-56c(a), the Court has jurisdiction to enter an order requiring one or both parents to...

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Reopening Divorce Judgments on the Basis of Fraud

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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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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The Evolution of Cohabitation

This Week's Blog by Jaime S. Dursht Although the term “cohabitation” is not statutorily defined or even mentioned in the statute itself, it is a well-known concept in Connecticut Family Law referring to grounds to have alimony payments reduced, suspended or terminated...

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How Does My Motion Get Heard by a Judge?

This Week's Blog by Christopher J. DeMattie The short calendar is a date when motions are scheduled to be heard. Non-emergency motions get filed with the clerk and then scheduled on the short calendar. Once a motion is scheduled on the short calendar, you have to mark...

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What is Parental Alienation?

This Week's Blog by Jaime S. Dursht “Parental alienation is the process, and the result, of psychological manipulation of a child into showing unwarranted fear, disrespect or hostility towards a parent and/or other family members. It is a distinctive form of...

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Post-Divorce Housekeeping

This Week's Blog by Carole T. Orland Post-divorce housekeeping items require your immediate attention Attend to provisions relating to your Parenting Plan and financial distribution Utilize your attorney, accountant, counselor and other professionals to effectuate...

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