Photographs and Family Law

Here’s something that occurred to us as the graduation season wrapped up and the wedding season took over. You’ve all seen photos like the one above. A player is missing for a championship team's photo shoot, so they add the time-honored circular photo insert. It’s been done since photography was invented, it’s just a lot easier now with Photoshop and smart phones. It doesn’t have to be a team picture, you see Read More

The Fourth of July and Founding Family Law

Happy Independence Day! As we celebrate the birth of the United States, we thought we’d take a moment to acknowledge a few of the Founding Families . . .  because family law issues are hardly new. Doubt that? Then consider this – Benjamin Franklin was an up-and-coming printer/scientist and polymorph of the first order when he met Deborah Read in Philadelphia in 1723. He was smitten but the draw of living in Read More

President Trump, Stress, Same Sex Parents, and How We Can Help

The average number of calls we received from same sex parents asking about adopting their children tripled last week.  Sadly we weren't really surprised -- the general political climate combined with last week's news of the separation of parents from their children at the borders and the announcement of  Justice Kennedy's retirement has made many of us upset and anxious.  We are especially mindful that many same Read More

A Quick Explanation About Our Divorce Comment

After our blog post about the ubiquitous Arnie Becker a few weeks back, more than a few readers asked us what we meant by the ‘unctuous’ lawyers on HBO’s Divorce. Fair question, so let’s review how and where the lawyers first appeared in Divorce. It was deep into the first season, our two protagonists, Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Robert (Thomas Hayden Church) were estranged and contemplating divorce. They Read More

Strong in the Broken Places

Two weeks ago, within three days, three very – very! – different shows, Legion, Billions, and Grey’s Anatomy, invoked the same Hemingway quote as significant plot devices. The quote, from A Farewell to Arms: “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places.” You’ve probably seen – or heard – this quote often. It tends to pop up wherever and whenever there’s an event – real or Read More

There Are Pieces Of You You’ve Never Seen.

Last night Kristen and I were out on our balcony.  We moved here last summer but didn't get to any of the outdoor space -- it stayed "decorated" with a couple of folding beach chairs courtesy of my parents.  I'm sure the neighbors loved us. It was the first night where Hartford trusted that it had actually, finally been released into summer.  Our downtown building has a community garden space that we overlook.  Read More

It’s Time to Talk About Arnie . . .

Steve Bochco died last month at age 74. It was big news. Bochco developed and produced some of the most influential TV shows of the last forty years -- shows that set the stage for the golden age of TV we’re in the middle of right now. He produced dozens of shows but almost every article and obituary focused on one, the game changer, the show everyone talked about every Friday morning from September 1986 through Read More

What Prenups Have To Do with the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Wedding of the Year

Grab your fascinator, clot the cream, and set your alarm clock – there’s a royal wedding on the horizon!  Celebrity weddings are always fodder for rumors and gossip and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming nuptials are no exception. One popular common heading is some version of “Meghan Markle Not Expected to Sign a Prenuptial Agreement.” If this is indeed the case, it’s not a big surprise.  Though prenups are Read More

Safe Till St. Patrick’s Day

Laura Manasewich is a valued member of the Freed Marcroft team. She is our Marketing Assistant and go-getter of things that need to be gotten. She loves a good slow song, and lyrics that make you think. We are excited to share her first blog post with you. _______________________________________________________________ Singer-songwriter John Mayer is known for a lot of things – the good, the bad, the acoustic – Read More

What March Madness Taught Me About Divorce and Life

Attorney Courtney Dillon is a valued member of our divorce and family law legal team, a proud Providence College alum, and a rabid college basketball fan.  We are thrilled to share her first blog post with you. _________________________________________________ To know me is to know my love of college basketball. So, it should come as no surprise that as soon as I learned my beloved Providence Friars were Read More