Understanding the Key Differences Between a Connecticut Legal Separation and a Divorce

Like so many issues facing you when you are considering a divorce, the differences between separation, legal separation, and divorce can be confusing. For example, it is not unusual for a couple to live separately for awhile before filing for divorce. Most of them use this trial separation as a breather to decide what they really want to do about the relationship. This is not the same as a legal separation. Read More

Meghan Freed Interviewed by GOBanking Rates

Attorney Meghan Freed was among the attorneys interviewed for this article on who can access which bank accounts during marriage and divorce, or when one spouse dies. Click here to read the article. Read More

6 Preemptive Strategies to Protect Your Business From Divorce

Most people going through it know that divorce is not only emotionally trying, but also that there will likely be unwelcome financial consequences.  Entrepreneurs and business owners, however, face the additional potential of a significant negative impact to their business -- in some cases the whole company is at risk, even if it's thriving. Due to the added complexities, these matters require more attention and Read More

Top Four Financial Benefits To Filing First For Divorce

One of the questions we are often asked at Freed Marcroft is whether there is an advantage to filing for divorce before your spouse.  Given that this is such a common concern, we have put together a three-part series detailing the potential financial, legal, and family benefits to being the first to file. We will begin today with the top financial benefits, but first, understand that divorce is not just a legal or Read More

Cohabitation After Divorce: Living with a New Partner Can Impact Alimony

Many people are aware that a remarriage can end a former spouse's alimony, but not everyone realizes that cohabiting after a divorce can also affect alimony. This is a particularly important issue given how many couples are choosing to live together rather than marry.  The percentage of married households in the United States has fallen to a historic low; census data cited in a 2014 study by the Pew Research Center Read More