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

Depression After Divorce: The Science Behind It

Divorce represents an opportunity to move forward into a new chapter in life. However, some deal with an initial bout of depression in the immediate aftermath of divorce. Why does depression occur after divorce, and what can we do to cope with it? Let’s explore some of the science behind this phenomenon. Post-Divorce Depression by the Numbers Not everyone experiences depression following a divorce. However, Read More

Happily Ever After, After

Before we founded Freed Marcroft, I used to travel for a living. Right now I am alone on a plane for the first time in a long time.  Both avid travelers, Kristen and I journey together frequently for business and pleasure.  But this time, I am the solo advance team off to a workshop a couple of days ahead of Kristen, who together with our wonderful 11-year old niece will fly down to join me for the Law Firm 500 Read More