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How Alimony Works in Connecticut Divorces

Many people, including this gentleman, wonder about how alimony (also referred to as “spousal support”) works in Connecticut when they are in the initial stages of deciding to divorce or divorcing. Unlike in some other states, there is no formula for alimony in Connecticut. What is Alimony? In Connecticut, alimony (also called "spousal support") is money paid by one spouse to another (either during the divorce, or Read More

Key Differences Between Connecticut Legal Separation and Divorce

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.  This guide will help you understand the key differences and empower you to take the next step and make the right decision for you and your family. Separation (or Living Apart) Read More

The Difference Between Annulment and Divorce in Connecticut

A question over at Avvo inspired us to take some time to focus on the difference between annulment and divorce in Connecticut.  People are understandably confused about the difference between annulment and divorce in Connecticut -- especially given that there are two kinds of annulment, legal and religious, which adds an extra layer of complexity. Read on for a clear explanation of the differences. Religious Read More

The Family Home in a Connecticut Divorce

It makes sense that one of the top concerns we hear from people considering or in the initial stages of divorce in Connecticut surround the family home. For example, people wonder "Who gets to live in the family home," and whether that impacts who gets the value of the equity in the house. In this video, Freed Marcroft Founding Attorney Meghan Freed discussed how the family home touches all of the aspects of the Read More

Review Counsel in Connecticut Divorce Mediation

When you and your spouse consider mediation for your divorce, you may hear the term "review counsel" and wonder what review counsel is and does in a Connecticut divorce mediation. What Is Review Counsel in a Connecticut Divorce Mediation? Mediation keeps you in the driver’s seat and allows you to come up with a tailor-made solution that considers all members of the family – and, hopefully, will be the best possible Read More

Lessons from the Deep

Meghan took a SCUBA certification course last week. It started - thankfully - in a six foot deep pool and ended - a bit terrifyingly - in a much deeper, much more choppy, much more unforgiving ocean. Everything about scuba diving is . . . different. New environment, new ways to communicate, quick adaptation to constantly changing conditions, a heightened awareness of what used to be a really simple thing - Read More

Summer Lessons From the NBA

This is a post about the NBA - that's the National Basketball Association for the uninitiated - but it's not about basketball. As we push into August, even casual sports fans know that the NBA won July. For a sport that wrapped up it's championship on June 13th and should have been a footnote by June 20th, that's quite the accomplishment. The NBA owned sports news - and a chunk of the regular media - right through Read More

The Moon Shot, Bob & Ray, and Communication

 We need to talk about communication. We're lawyers. it's what we do every waking moment. We need to effectively communicate with our clients, we need to communicate what we've learned to our staff, we need to communicate with lawyers on the 'other side', we need to communicate with the court. A failure to communicate at any stage in a legal matter has the exact same effect a failure at any stage on the Apollo 11 Read More

The Founding Families and Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! As we celebrate the birth of the United States, we thought we’d take a moment to acknowledge a few of the Founding Families . . .  because family law issues are hardly new. Doubt it? Consider this – Benjamin Franklin was an up-and-coming printer/scientist and polymorph of the first order when he met Deborah Read in Philadelphia in 1723. He was smitten but the draw of living in London Read More

How We Came Up With Our NBC30 Divorce Myths . . .

Meghan and Kristen were on NBC30 last month - several times, in fact - to review the [many] myths around divorce. They chose five. What went into coming up with those five? How do you prepare for a seven-eight minute TV spot? Especially since it's LIVE? Well, Meghan and Kristen prepared by talking to the Freed Marcroft staff and then putting together a sort of running note pad commentary that laid out the Read More