Why Mediate Your Divorce?: 6 Key Benefits

Divorce can be a difficult and emotional process, but contrary to what television would have you believe, it doesn’t have to be contentious. While litigation is necessary in some circumstances, for many couples, mediation is an effective alternative that allows you and your spouse to reach your own agreement. In divorce mediation, a neutral mediator assists a divorcing couple in arriving at a mutually acceptable Read More

Who Gets the House? How Connecticut Handles Property Division

When you and your spouse make the decision to divorce, two major and often contentious issues arise. One, if there are children, is child custody. The other is how marital property will be divided. In other words, who gets the house? Or the retirement accounts? Or the summer cottage that your spouse’s parents gave him a couple of years ago? Worrying about asset division should not make you feel petty or greedy. In Read More

What Divorced Parents Need to Know About the UCCJEA

Every year, parental separation and divorce affects over one million children in the U.S.. Because today’s society is a lot more mobile than preceding generations, it is not unusual for the parents of these children to move to different cities and even different states. In the latter instance, jurisdictional issues can arise that divorced parents need to know about. The UCCJEA Explained At one time, custody Read More

3 Myths and Misconceptions About Signing a Prenuptial Agreement

When you’re planning to get married, the last thing you want to do is prepare an action plan in the event that the relationship ends in divorce. It’s not exactly romantic, and it suggests that your marriage has an expiration date—or does it? While prenups do cover topics like asset distribution in the event that you go your separate ways, they can also deal with matters that, once discussed and agreed upon, can Read More

Freed Marcroft Raises Over $7,000 for ACLU in 1 Day on Heels Of Trump Immigration Executive Order

  On Sunday, January 29, 2016, Freed Marcroft issued a statement and a matching challenge with respect to President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration and Refugees. "One of the practice areas of which we are most proud is our international divorce and custody practice. Through it, we have had the privilege to meet people of tremendous hope and patriotism. Many of them are people of considerable talent Read More

Here’s an Idea: How About a Prenup for Ideas?

Prenuptial agreements are not unique to this generation. For decades, engaged couples have used them to protect each person’s respective assets in the event of divorce, especially if one or both parties were of high net worth. What has changed is the type of property being protected. In addition to money, retirement accounts, real estate, and commercial holdings, millennials in particular are taking steps to protect Read More

Collaboration or Mediation?

Divorce is a major life change for you and your children, but it doesn’t have to be conflict-laden or emotionally devastating. Although most people think that divorce is characterized by a nasty and drawn-out courtroom battle, it is actually possible to end a marriage in gentler ways that protect the children and preserve the dignity of your relationship with your former spouse. These alternatives to traditional Read More

Thinking About Divorce? Take These 4 Steps to Prepare Yourself

If you are considering divorce, there are a lot of important decisions that you have to make. One of the most important is getting yourself properly prepared before the petition is filed, you tell the kids, and one of you moves out. Although divorce may change your life for the better, it’s a process that has to be backed by careful preparation and smart decision making. Step One: Get Your Finances in Order A Read More

How to Develop a Great Parenting Plan

When parents split, the dynamics of the entire family change. Two households are created, living arrangements are no longer the same, and the children no longer have both their parents with them at the same time. To minimize stress and set the groundwork for a positive future, you and your spouse should put aside personal differences and create a great parenting plan that is both realistic and favors the needs of Read More

What Every Couple Should Know About Collaborative Divorce

Divorce is always an emotionally challenging experience, but the collaborative approach takes away that stereotypical adversarial aspect. Instead, collaborative fosters a cooperative environment where you and your spouse can resolve problems, agree on key issues, and preserve the integrity of your relationship. The latter aspect of collaborative divorce is especially important when you have children and want to Read More