blue border with "Civil vs Religious Marriage" in black letters and the gold Freed Marcroft divorce and family law attorneys logo in the lower right hand corner.

Marriage is one of the few aspects of the legal system with an overlap between religion and civil state law.  This creates some confusion.  For example, if you are married in a church, synagogue, temple, or mosque, do you have a legal marriage in Connecticut?  Short answer: you typically do. Read on to learn more…

Read More
blue border with "military divorce & the 20/20/20 rule" in black letters with the gold freed marcroft family law logo in the lower right corner.

Serving in the military comes with many benefits for both service members and military spouses — especially including pension and healthcare.  But when there’s a divorce, to what military benefits is the ex-spouse entitled? If you or your spouse is in the service, it’s critical to understand how the 20 20 20 rule works. Read…

Read More
blue border with "no fault divorce vs fault divorce" in black writing and the freed marcroft divorce and family lawyers logo in the lower right hand corner.

Many people wonder about no fault divorce versus fault divorce in Connecticut. Connecticut is actually both a no fault divorce state and a for fault divorce state. Please read on to learn more about no fault and at fault divorce — including the differences between the two. What Are No Fault vs Fault Divorces? When…

Read More
blue border with black letters that read: "legal separation vs divorce" and the freed marcroft divorce logo in the lower right corner

Like many issues facing you when you are considering a divorce, the differences between separation and divorce in Connecticut can be confusing.  This is made even more complicated by the fact that not all separation is legal separation. Read on to understand the key differences in legal separation vs divorce. Issues Covered in Legal Separation…

Read More
blus border with clack writing that says "what is child support used for" and the freed marcroft divorce and family law attorneys logo in the lower right corner

In family law, you want to make sure the right child custody and parenting plan is in place and that there are sufficient financial resources to care for your children.  This can lead to a lot of questions about how child support works, including “What is child support used for in Connecticut?” Read on for…

Read More
blue border with "Is CT a 50/50 divorce state" in black letters with the gold Freed Marcroft divorce and family law logo in the lower right hand corner

Property division is one of the major issues in Connecticut divorces, and many people wonder whether CT is a 50/50 divorce state. When it comes to dividing property in a divorce, Connecticut is an “equitable distribution” state. It is not, as is sometimes misunderstood, a “community property” state. “Equitable” does not necessarily translate to 50%/50%.…

Read More
Two toned blue border with black writing that reads "CT Visitation Laws" in black with the gold Freed Marcroft divorce and family law logo in the lower right hand corner.

A lot of legal terminology comes into play when it comes to making custody, visitation, & parenting decisions in your divorce.  It’s no wonder that a common question our divorce attorneys are asked is: “What are the Connecticut Visitation Laws?” Read on to learn more. Connecticut Child Custody Versus Visitation The terms “custody” and “visitation”…

Read More
blue border with "CT Family Court Update" written in black with the gold freed marcroft llc divorce and family law logo in the lower right hand

We want to go ahead and answer the very most important question when it comes to the Connecticut Family Courts: “Are they open?” YES.  The Connecticut Family Courts are open and hearing cases. Here’s everything else you need to know about how the CT family courts are operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. Are CT Family…

Read More
blue border with "extracurriculars & unreimbursed medicals" in black and the freed marcroft family law logo in the lower right corner.

Child support provides for the basic financial expenses involved in raising a child.  Things like food, clothing, and shelter.  But what about all the things that the basic child support payment doesn’t cover, like children’s extracurricular expenses or unreimbursed medical expenses? How are those expenses shared? Read on to learn more about child support, unreimbursed…

Read More
Black letters that read "what does child support cover" with a blue border and the freed marcroft llc divorce and family law attorneys logo in the lower right hand corner.

In a divorce with children, you want to make sure the right child custody and parenting plan is in place and that there are sufficient financial resources to care for your children.  This can lead to a lot of questions about how child support works, including “What does child support cover?” Read on to learn…

Read More