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 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

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