Cohabitation After Divorce: Living with a New Partner Can Impact Alimony

Many people are aware that a remarriage can end a former spouse’s alimony, but not everyone realizes that cohabiting after a divorce can also affect alimony. This is a particularly important issue given how many...
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What Is a Divorce Trial?

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...
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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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What are Kitchen Table Conversations in a Divorce?

One term that you may hear during your divorce is “Kitchen Table Conversations.” In a kitchen table conversation, negotiations and discussions occur directly between the spouses. The phrase “kitchen table” is often...
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What is a Pretrial in a Connecticut Divorce?

There are all sorts of terms of art that get thrown around during Connecticut divorces. At Freed Marcroft, we want you to understand what is happening in your divorce — including...
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Understanding the Key Differences Between a Connecticut Legal Separation and a Divorce

Same Issues are Covered in Both Legal Separation and Divorce Both Divorce and Legal Separation Can Be Stressful Each Divorcing Couple is Unique Legal Separation Does Not Allow Remarriage The...
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The Long Game and Divorce

My dad Larry is a great golfer.  My grandparents, uncles, and aunts are great golfers. My family even holds all celebrations — from retirement parties to baby showers to after...
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Mad Men, and Why Your Divorce Doesn’t Have To Be Like Don Draper’s Divorce(s)

This post was a family affair – with substantial insights and contribution from Ginna Freed, Meghan’s mother. As one half of a 45-year marriage, she is widely considered a better...
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Estate Planning and Financial Loose Ends After Divorce

Following the emotional and financial turmoil of a divorce, people are understandably focused on their own well-being, helping their children through the transition, and moving on to the next chapter of...
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What Do Boardwalk Empire and Reese Witherspoon Have to Do with Whether I Have to Go to Court to Finalize My Connecticut Divorce?

Two years ago, inspired by an episode of Boardwalk Empire, I wrote a post about how there is no (and never has been any) such thing as federal divorce. Nelson Van Alden received a...
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