Meghan Freed

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What is Divorce Pathways to Resolution?

In 2021, the Connecticut Judicial Branch launched a new process for divorce and family law matters, which they named divorce “Pathways to Resolution.”

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What Is a Case Date?

A “Case Date” in Connecticut family law cases is a hearing before a judge to address various motions. Typically, they address temporary, or pendente lite, motions.

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Arbitration & Divorce

There are three main ways to divorce in Connecticut, mediation, collaborative law, and litigation. Both mediation and collaborative law are forms of ADR.

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ADR & Divorce

There are two main ways to think of how ADR is most commonly used in Connecticut. Either a form of ADR is used for (1) the approach to the divorce itself, or it is used as …

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What Is Family Relations in Connecticut Divorce and Custody?

The Family Relations Counselors are court employees who are typically social workers or attorneys. Family Services offers a wide variety of services to help resolve visitation, …

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What is a Custody Evaluation?

A custody evaluation is performed by a neutral mental health professional — often a social worker or psychologist or social trained to perform evaluations in litigated custody cases.

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What Is a Private Custody Evaluation?

There are two types of custody evaluations in Connecticut: Family Services Evaluations and Private Custody Evaluations. In both, a custody evaluation is performed …

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What Is a Family Services Custody Evaluation?

In some Connecticut divorce and family law cases, there is a Family Services Custody Evaluation. However, not every case includes a custody evaluation …

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Making the Decision to Divorce

Divorce is a huge decision.  It changes everything from where you live to your relationships with your spouse, kids, family, friends, strangers, professional colleagues, strangers – well, everyone.

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What Is a Divorce Trial?

A divorce trial is what happens when spouses cannot agree on some or any of the issues in their divorce. If you can’t resolve all of the issues in your case, the judge decides for you at the trial.

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