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

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

Pets and Divorce in Connecticut: Family Members or Things?

I was in law school when I discovered that, in the eyes of the law at least, animals are property. Our legal tradition is binary in that there are two primary approaches to how we classify -- "persons" and "things."  Animals, I learned, are treated as things, and, more specifically, as the property of persons. Our non-attorney clients don't get to learn that animals are things in the comfort of a classroom like I Read More

Groundhog Day and Divorce: Do’s and Don’ts

Groundhog Day is a bigger deal in my family than it is most -- that is to say if it any kind of deal at all in most.  My Dad was born on February 2, so checking in on Punxsutawney Phil and winter prediction is part of the birthday ritual. By the way, hot off the presses, Phil saw his shadow (as he always seems to) around sunrise at this morning.  If you're a believer, that means six more weeks of winter.  Heck, Read More

What To Do When Divorce Is Your (Or Your Spouse’s) New Year’s Resolution

"Sam" found out about his wife's decision to divorce on New Year's Eve. "She said she wanted to talk, and I assumed we were going to resolve together to lose our post-Thanksgiving weight.  Instead, it turned out that her resolution was to divorce.  Didn't exactly make me want to break out the Veuve I had chilling." For Sam's wife, making the decision had been a difficult and lengthy process.  Many of our Read More

What Carrie Fisher and Paul Simon Teach Us About Divorce

Over here at Freed Marcroft we have been struggling with the untimely passing of Carrie Fisher.   Fisher held a special place in the hearts of so many girls of the 1980s -- and Freed Marcroft has so very many girls of the 1980s. I have read more wonderful Carrie Fisher quotes in the past few days than I could have conceived.  Other than the sassy ones, the one that really got me was the one we shared on Freed Read More

Divorce Tips From Caesar in Honor of the Shortest Day of the Year

We made it.  Today may be the winter solstice, but tomorrow we turn the corner and begin the annual progressive march into light. We humans are so attached to light that we operate on a solar calendar.  Ideally, the first day of the solar year and the first day of the calendar year would be lined-up, one and the same.  Given that "Post-Truth" has been declared the 2016 word of the year, I want to tell you a little Read More

Thinking About Divorce? Take These 4 Steps to Prepare Yourself

If you are considering divorce, there are a lot of important decisions that you have to make. One of the most important is getting yourself properly prepared before the petition is filed, you tell the kids, and one of you moves out. Although divorce may change your life for the better, it’s a process that has to be backed by careful preparation and smart decision making. Step One: Get Your Finances in Order A Read More

Christmas, Divorce, Mediation, and Gratitude: Lessons From A Former Client

As is often the case, Joan and Rob weren't on exactly the same page when they came to us.  (By the way, names have been changed to protect the privacy of the wonderful.)  One spouse had considered divorce for awhile and, though emotional, was ready.  The other spouse wasn't ready and was just beginning to work through some deep sadness surrounding the ending of the marriage. Mediation Rob and Joan decided to Read More

Turning Back the Clocks and Divorce

Subtitle: "Why Do We Hate Light?" I woke this morning to an iPhone that read "4:30 am," and was mildly annoyed until I realized it was "really" 5:30 am and I had just gained a quiet hour of pleasure reading.  Carpe diem. Mostly, though, I think Daylight Savings Time (thanks Ben Franklin!) is brilliant.  Keep it around all year, I say. On the longest day of the year, the sun bathes Connecticut for more than Read More