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

Shared Calendars: Finding Balance in Your Visitation Schedule

Divorce represents an opportunity for you to make positive changes in your life, and for your children, the experience can be full of a new set of emotions that require your energy and careful consideration. Even if you and your former spouse have been living separately for a while, children tend to see divorce as a transformation point. For them, it is final proof that their parents will not be getting back Read More

Connecticut Family Law 101: An Overview of Grandparents’ Rights to Child Custody

We believe that few things are as special, beautiful, or unique as the grandparent-grandchild bond. Many children claim that their relationship with Grandma and Grandpa has a certain wise and magical quality that has no equivalent in their relationship with their parents. Unfortunately, life sometimes puts grandparents in the position where they want and/or need to become their grandchild’s primary caregiver. This Read More

Tips to Survive (and Even Enjoy!) Thanksgiving During Divorce

Thanksgiving is almost here. Even in the calmest of times, there's so much that goes into the holiday besides just the turkey on the table. When you're going through a divorce, it can feel emotionally and logistically overwhelming. Here are some tips from on how to survive and maybe even enjoy yourself. You deserve it! Plan Ahead and Be Flexible. Thanksgiving is about being grateful for what you have, and Read More

Did You Know There are Alternative Ways to Get a Divorce?

The classic image of divorce is two angry spouses battling it out in court. While this still happens, the good news is that it’s not the default route. If you’ve made the decision to end your marriage, you have choices that go beyond simply which attorney to hire. You can also select the divorce method that best reflects your current situation and relationship with your spouse. The primary options are: Read More

A Literal Justice League On Your Side: How to Create a Strong Collaborative Team

Collaborative divorce is an increasingly popular divorce option because it focuses on your needs, not the court process. You work with a skilled and caring team of professionals to take away a lot of the uncertainty and stress associated with divorce and arrive at solutions that benefit you and your spouse. So what exactly does a strong collaborative team look like? Although no two teams are exactly alike, a Read More

Money Crunching: 4 Ways You Can Save Money After a Divorce

The holidays are approaching—the first ones since your divorce—so it’s time to do some math. What we mean is that now is an ideal time to review your financial situation; to start looking for ways that you can give you and your family an enjoyable celebration without compromising your financial independence. Here are four: Update Your Budget If you haven’t updated your budget recently, now is the time. Sit Read More