What Should an Effective Cohabitation Agreement Between Unmarried Couples Contain?

Prenups aren't just for married couples. Unmarried couples can get in on the legal action with a contract of their own, called a “cohabitation agreement.” While it may seem like an unromantic document to some, it can be an excellent estate planning tool and an excellent way to resolve disputes down the road. Make sure you include these elements in your cohabitation agreement to make sure it's as effective and Read More

Post-Divorce Matters: How to Make Your Resume Stand Out After Being Out of the Workforce for Some Time

Looking to rejoin the workforce after a long hiatus? It can be intimidating, especially for recently divorced people, to apply for new jobs after you've been a stay-at-home spouse for many years. If you think it's time to dust off the old resume and make some changes, consider these tips to make the most out of your application. Your Resume Format First off, you'll want to consider the format or style of your Read More

5 Situations Where Modification of a Child Support Order in Connecticut May be Necessary

When a court issues a child support order, you are legally bound to follow its rules. Even so, your situation can change at any time, making it impractical or inappropriate to continue following the child support order in its current form. If you're a paying parent, you cannot simply stop paying child support, even if you don't have the funds. You can, however, apply for a modification. If your child support was Read More

Gray Divorces: 5 Things Adult Children of Divorce Should Know

Divorce may be less common for younger adults these days, but when it comes to U.S. adults aged 50 and over, the opposite seems to be true. According to the Pew Research Center, the “gray divorce” rate—or the divorce rate for “gray-haired” adults over 50—has roughly doubled since the year 1990. If your parents are in the process of splitting up, you'll face a different set of challenges as an adult child of divorce. Read More

International Divorce Proceedings: 4 Considerations in Property Division

How is property division handled in an international divorce? Can your spouse refuse to give up a property that is held overseas, even in the face of a court judgment? While it's a complicated answer to a complicated question, there are a few things you should consider before going ahead with your international divorce. #1 - Figuring Out Jurisdiction (Where to Divorce) The outcome of your international divorce Read More

How to Emotionally Recover from the Unique Challenges of a Same-Sex Divorce

In spite of the victories that the LGBT community has enjoyed in recent years, the legal landscape for same-sex couples is still changing. It can be difficult for same-sex couples to navigate the process of divorce, both from a legal and emotional standpoint. How can you hold on to that winning mindset and steel yourself for the changes ahead? Consider these tips for a healthier outlook. 1) Honor Your Personal Read More

4 Tips for Effective Co-Parenting This Summer

For your kids, summertime means no school and plenty of time for fun activities. Between trips to the local pool, summer camp, and vacation time with their parents, they're always in for a good time. When it comes to divorced co-parents, however, sometimes even a fun and relaxing trip can come with stressful underpinnings. If you're worried about heated disagreements with your ex, consider these tips to keep it cool Read More

How do Connecticut Courts Decide on Child Custody?

Whether you're deciding on child custody in court or working out an agreement with the other parent, the courts will always have the final word on your child custody arrangements. When the court rules on a child custody order, you and the other parent are legally bound to its rules. How exactly do courts decide on child custody in Connecticut? Let's take a look at the legal concepts involved in the decision. Two Read More

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