What Is a Divorce Trial?

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A major question for many is “What is a divorce trial?”  How many divorces have a trial?  If they do, what’s it like? Read on to learn more. Divorce Trial Basics 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…

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What is a Divorce Resolution Plan Date?

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The Resolution Plan Date is one of the first court dates you’ll have in your family law matter.  But what is a Resolution Plan Date (or “RPD”)?  What happens there? Read on for answers. Resolution Plan Date Basics The Resolution Plan Date is not a hearing in front of a judge.  It’s a meeting with…

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What Is a Motion for Continuance?

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One of the questions that come up in family law cases is: What is a Motion for Continuance?  In the majority of litigated divorces, there is at least one Motion for Continuance filed.  But what is it, and what does it do? Read on to learn more. Motion for Continuance Basics A Motion for Continuance…

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What Is a Scheduling Order?

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It’s time to talk about family law legal terminology again, and today’s topic is “What is a scheduling order?” Read on to learn more. Scheduling Order Basics A scheduling order is a court order that determines the flow of a litigated divorce, separation, or custody matter from the date it’s entered through trial. In other words, via…

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Bifurcation & Divorce

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Kelly Clarkson has been in the news for seeking a bifurcation in her divorce.  But what does it mean to bifurcate your divorce?  We’ve told you before that prenups aren’t just for celebrities — is bifurcation something that you should consider? Read on! What is Bifurcation? Bifurcation allows a court to divide a trial into…

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Child Support & Bonuses

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Child support is a major financial consideration in divorces with children and custody actions.  But what about child support and bonuses?  Do courts include a parent’s bonus in her income when calculating child support? Read on to learn more. Determining Child Support In determining child support, courts consider a multitude of factors as listed in…

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Child Support vs Alimony

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What is the difference between alimony and child support?  Read on to learn more about child support vs alimony — including the differences (and similarities) between the two. Child Support vs Alimony Basics Both alimony (also called spousal support) and child support are payments made from one person to another after a relationship transition.  Courts can…

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What Does Affidavit Mean?

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The financial affidavit is one of the main, and most important, documents in a Connecticut divorce.  We use them in every type of divorce: litigated, collaborative, and mediated.  But what does “affidavit” mean?  Why is a financial affidavit so important? Definition of Affidavit According to Merriam Webster, an affidavit is “a sworn statement in writing made especially…

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2021 Child Tax Credit Includes July 15 Advances

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There have been some significant changes to the 2021 Child Tax Credit under the American Rescue Plan.  The good news is that the credit increased for many.  However, there are potential complications for people whose income changed or who are divorced or divorcing.  Read on to learn more.  For example, what the key changes are,…

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What Is a Divorce Decree?

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You may have heard the term “divorce decree” and wondered exactly what it is?  Read on to learn more about divorce decrees — including what they are, how they work, and how to get a copy of one. What is in a Divorce Decree? A divorce decree ends a marriage. A judge issues a divorce…

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