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

How Does Infidelity Affect Alimony Awards in Connecticut?

Discovering that your spouse has been unfaithful can be devastating. The trust that you hoped would last forever has been broken, and if the affair has been going on for awhile, you may decide that you want to end the marriage. When you can prove that your spouse committed adultery, Connecticut law entitles you to a divorce that lets you start over. What is not so straightforward is to what degree infidelity Read More

Business as Usual?: Changes to the Business You Own with Your Spouse After a Divorce.

At last count there were over 27 million entrepreneurs in the United States, so it makes sense that more and more people in Connecticut are forgoing traditional employment in favor of starting their own businesses. If they are married, some of them choose to establish the enterprise with their spouse. These cases of shared ownership raise questions about what happens to the business if the couple divorces. The Read More

Myths vs Fact: Don’t Believe These 4 Misconceptions You May Hear About Divorce!

When you are going through a divorce, you can practically count on friends and family giving advice that doesn’t apply to your case and may not even be accurate. You may even have your own misconceptions, acquired from TV, the movies, and social media. This is why we have compiled five of the most common myths about divorce, so you can readily recognize them and advance to a better and more positive stage of your Read More

You Can Do It! 4 Ways to Create a Positive Future Starting Now!

As we step boldly into 2018, refreshed by the new beginnings and possibilities ahead, we challenge you to make this the year that you leave your past behind you and start thriving today!  If you’re reading this after a year that included some significant life changes and hurdles (like divorce), we want to remind you that there is always an opportunity in EVERY situation to create a new story starting exactly where Read More

Divorce Tips From Caesar in Honor of the Shortest Day of the Year

We made it.  Today may be the winter solstice, but tomorrow we turn the corner and begin the annual progressive march into light. We humans are so attached to light that we operate on a solar calendar.  Ideally, the first day of the solar year and the first day of the calendar year would be lined-up, one and the same.  So, why do we begin on January 1, and not December 22 (the day after the shortest day of the Read More

Moving Forward Together: Healthy Habits for Your Children In Two Households

When parents divorce, Connecticut law presumes that joint custody is in the child’s best interest - if both spouses agree to it. While this allows your kids to have both parents care for them and participate in their upbringing, it may inherently require them to split their time between two different households. Making the switch from one home to two will require some adjusting at first, but when you and your Read More

Top 7 Legal Terms To Know & Understand During Divorce

If you are thinking about filing for divorce, or you’ve already been served with your spouse’s petition, there are legal terms you should know in order to properly communicate your needs and understand what your spouse is asking for. Although your divorce attorney will guide you during the settlement negotiations, understanding the terminology involved will make you a more active participant in creating your new Read More

You’re Not Alone: Why Your Attorney Should be Your North Star Through Divorce

Once you’ve decided to file for divorce, your next question may be “Should I hire an attorney?” While this is certainly your right, remember that during a divorce, you’re going to make a lot of life-altering decisions that will affect your life and that of your children. If your divorce is complicated or contested, you definitely do not want to face the ordeal alone.  Even during a straightforward, uncontested Read More

Build Breaks For Yourself Into the Holiday Season, But Don’t Do It Like Daphne Did

Yesterday was an exciting day here at the Hartford office. Laura, our intrepid Jill-of-All-Trades Coordinator, had a hankering for a breakfast treat and decided to head over to Max Bibo’s, the awesome deli down the road.  Daphne, our fearless canine leader, hopped up on the couch by the door and begged to join Laura.  By begged I mean spun around and squawked.  She was told a firm no, as dogs are not allowed in Read More