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

4 Situations in Which Your Divorce Case May Involve International Law

If you're a dual citizen, married to a citizen of another country, or you live overseas, it can be tricky to pursue a divorce in the United States. International law can often prolong an already long and complex process. Generally speaking, you must file where you reside. Each of the states has its own residency requirements, but if you both live abroad, you'll have to file for divorce in your country of residence. Read More

What to Do When a Former Partner Violates a Divorce Order

So you've finalized your divorce, and your former spouse violates a court order. What now? It's possible that the violation disrupts your finances, your schedule, or even your ability to care for your children. It's important to understand your legal options while making sure your divorce decree is respected as a legally binding order. Understanding Contempt When a family court judge issues a divorce decree, Read More

Why Mediate Your Divorce?: 6 Key Benefits

Divorce can be a difficult and emotional process, but contrary to what television would have you believe, it doesn’t have to be contentious. While litigation is necessary in some circumstances, for many couples, mediation is an effective alternative that allows you and your spouse to reach your own agreement. In divorce mediation, a neutral mediator assists a divorcing couple in arriving at a mutually acceptable Read More

Who Gets the House? How Connecticut Handles Property Division

When you and your spouse make the decision to divorce, two major and often contentious issues arise. One, if there are children, is child custody. The other is how marital property will be divided. In other words, who gets the house? Or the retirement accounts? Or the summer cottage that your spouse’s parents gave him a couple of years ago? Worrying about asset division should not make you feel petty or greedy. In Read More