What are Kitchen Table Conversations in a Divorce?

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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 applied to this informal negotiation option because people envision it as two people sitting at a kitchen table talking through the issues in…

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What is a Four Way Meeting in a Divorce?

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One term that you may hear during your divorce is “Four-Way Meeting.”  A four-way meeting, or “four-way” for short, isn’t actually a formal legal or court term.  Rather, what we call it when the two spouses and their attorneys sit down informally and attempt to negotiate and reach resolutions to some or all of the…

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What is a Pretrial in a Connecticut Divorce?

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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 what different terminology applies.  Today, we will answer one common question, “what is a pretrial in a Connecticut divorce?” What is a Pretrial in…

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The Long Game and Divorce

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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 funerals — at golf courses. I am no golfer. I took one golf class to fulfill my phys ed requirement at Mount Holyoke and then…

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Mad Men, and Why Your Divorce Doesn’t Have To Be Like Don Draper’s Divorce(s)

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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 resource on the institution than Don Draper.  She also remembers some of the ’60s, and remains unconvinced by Mad Men’s depiction of the Moscow Mule cultural phenomenon. In honor/mourning,…

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Estate Planning and Financial Loose Ends After Divorce

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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 their lives. This can lead to their forgetting to consider the impact a divorce has on their estate plans – such as wills, beneficiary…

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Is There A Waiting Period Before I Can Get Divorced in Connecticut?

Currently, under Section 46b-67 of Chapter 815j of the Connecticut General Statutes, you are required to wait a minimum of 90 days from the “Return Date” (the official start date of your case) before you can get divorced. The Return Date in Connecticut Divorces All deadlines and statutory periods are measured from the “Return Date,”…

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