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

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

Potential Alimony Complications for Same Sex Divorcing Couples in Connecticut

The legalization of marriage between partners of the same sex in Connecticut was a hard-fought battle. Decisions recognizing marriage equality in Connecticut in 2008, and then nationally in 2015, were celebrated across the United States—but didn't come without some complexities. Many same-sex spouses still face a variety of issues that aren't a reality in heterosexual marriages, and the same extends to the Read More

Summer Vacation for Divorced Parents: Legal Steps to Take Before You Travel

With summer vacation time just around the corner, you may be preoccupied with suntans and ocean views—but have you thought about your legal responsibilities? While it's certainly not the most fun aspect of your vacation planning, it's one of the most important, especially if you’re a divorced parent travelling alone with your kids. Make sure you tick these legal boxes before you set forth. Double-Check Your Read More

4 Common Post-Judgment Divorce Issues

When it comes to divorce, the end is not always the end. It's not uncommon for issues to crop up long after the divorce decree has been issued by the court. Whether one ex-spouse feels the judgment is unfair, believes a mistake was made, or simply needs the order to be modified to reflect a major change in circumstances, you should understand the common issues that can arise even after your divorce has been Read More

What Scarlett Johansson Can Teach Us About International Divorce and Custody

Celebrities have it all. We frequently think of this only in terms of the good – access to clothes, cars, and lavish homes. However, they can also have the same struggles that affect non-celebrities, like divorce and custody battles.  Worse, for celebrities, those personal, family issues can wind up splashed all over the front page. Scarlett Johansson and Roman Dauriac Take Scarlett Johansson. Scarlett and her Read More

Text Messages and Divorce: Lessons From Former Alabama Governor Robert Bentley

Depending on your settings, notifications for text messages or iMessages can pop up even on a locked cell phone. This means, for example, that if you leave your phone face-up on a table, anyone within eyeshot of your phone may be able to view the content of your messages. More, through things like Apple ID/iCloud which are designed to make our lives more convenient and technologically seamless, text messages can Read More