Meghan Freed

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What is a Divorce Resolution Plan Date?

The Resolution Plan Date is not a hearing in front of a judge.  It’s a meeting with Family Relations where they triage your case to evaluate the possibility of an amicable resolution …

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What Is a Motion for Continuance?

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.

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What Is a Scheduling Order?

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.

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Bifurcation & Divorce

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 …

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Child Support & Bonuses

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

Both alimony (also called spousal support) and child support are payments made from one person to another after a relationship transition.

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What Does Affidavit Mean?

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.

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2021 Child Tax Credit Includes July 15 Advances

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.

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What Is a Divorce Decree?

A divorce decree ends a marriage. A judge issues a divorce decree as the final order in a divorce case.  In an uncontested divorce, the final divorce order will likely largely reflect …

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What Is Palimony?

What is palimony?  Does palimony exist in Connecticut? Read on to learn more, including the definition of palimony, as well as some common misconceptions.

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