Understanding the Limitations of a Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial agreements enable prospective spouses to decide and delineate, prior to marriage, their rights and obligations if their marriage ends – either because of the death of one spouse or by divorce. A prenuptial agreement allows you and your fiancé to determine together, in advance, what you think is fair and what you want things to look like should your marriage end. Prenuptial agreements aren’t indicative of a Read More

Talking to Your Kids About Divorce: The Fine Line Between Honesty and Oversharing

When the time comes to speak with your children about divorce, it's important to carefully consider what you'll say and how you’ll say it. You're probably aware that it will be a sensitive and emotional conversation. How do you address your kids’ confusion, acknowledge their emotions, and assure them everything will be okay—without overwhelming them, making them too uncomfortable, or overloading them with Read More

Potential Alimony Complications for Same Sex Divorcing Couples in Connecticut

The legalization of marriage between partners of the same sex in Connecticut was a hard-fought battle. Decisions recognizing marriage equality in Connecticut in 2008, and then nationally in 2015, were celebrated across the United States—but didn't come without some complexities. Many same-sex spouses still face a variety of issues that aren't a reality in heterosexual marriages, and the same extends to the Read More

Summer Vacation for Divorced Parents: Legal Steps to Take Before You Travel

With summer vacation time just around the corner, you may be preoccupied with suntans and ocean views—but have you thought about your legal responsibilities? While it's certainly not the most fun aspect of your vacation planning, it's one of the most important, especially if you’re a divorced parent travelling alone with your kids. Make sure you tick these legal boxes before you set forth. Double-Check Your Read More

Unmarried Parents: Why a Parenting Plan is an Absolute Must-Have

How does an unmarried couple deal with issues like child support, custody, and visitation after they separate? The answer isn't always a simple one. When it comes to parenting matters, you'll face many of the same challenges presented to married couples with kids, and you may even have to deal with a few more unique issues. When developing a parenting plan, one thing is clear: Compassionate and experienced legal Read More

4 Common Post-Judgment Divorce Issues

When it comes to divorce, the end is not always the end. It's not uncommon for issues to crop up long after the divorce decree has been issued by the court. Whether one ex-spouse feels the judgment is unfair, believes a mistake was made, or simply needs the order to be modified to reflect a major change in circumstances, you should understand the common issues that can arise even after your divorce has been Read More

4 Situations in Which Your Divorce Case May Involve International Law

If you're a dual citizen, married to a citizen of another country, or you live overseas, it can be tricky to pursue a divorce in the United States. International law can often prolong an already long and complex process. Generally speaking, you must file where you reside. Each of the states has its own residency requirements, but if you both live abroad, you'll have to file for divorce in your country of residence. Read More

What Role Does a Financial Expert Play in the Collaborative Process?

Collaborative divorce aims to minimize the stressful, time-consuming aspects of other divorce methods. You'll have to cover a wide range of issues throughout this cooperative process. One of these important issues, of course, is money. You'll need to reach a series of satisfactory agreements when it comes to dividing your property, assets, and debts. In simple terms, a financial expert can make sure that whole Read More

What to Do When a Former Partner Violates a Divorce Order

So you've finalized your divorce, and your former spouse violates a court order. What now? It's possible that the violation disrupts your finances, your schedule, or even your ability to care for your children. It's important to understand your legal options while making sure your divorce decree is respected as a legally binding order. Understanding Contempt When a family court judge issues a divorce decree, Read More

4 Unique Challenges Inherent in a Gray Divorce

More and more senior spouses have been turning to divorce in recent years. “Gray divorce,” or divorce between older couples, can seem like a ticket to freedom after many years of living with the same person. You may be considering divorce yourself, whether it's because you crave independence, you want to live a different lifestyle, or you've simply drifted apart from your spouse. You may be set on your decision, but Read More