Family Law

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What is Divorce Pathways to Resolution?

In 2021, the Connecticut Judicial Branch launched a new process for divorce and family law matters, which they named divorce “Pathways to Resolution.”

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What Is a Case Date?

A “Case Date” in Connecticut family law cases is a hearing before a judge to address various motions. Typically, they address temporary, or pendente lite, motions.

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ADR & Divorce

There are two main ways to think of how ADR is most commonly used in Connecticut. Either a form of ADR is used for (1) the approach to the divorce itself, or it is used as …

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What Is Family Relations in Connecticut Divorce and Custody?

The Family Relations Counselors are court employees who are typically social workers or attorneys. Family Services offers a wide variety of services to help resolve visitation, …

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What is a Custody Evaluation?

A custody evaluation is performed by a neutral mental health professional — often a social worker or psychologist or social trained to perform evaluations in litigated custody cases.

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What Is a Private Custody Evaluation?

There are two types of custody evaluations in Connecticut: Family Services Evaluations and Private Custody Evaluations. In both, a custody evaluation is performed …

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What Is a Family Services Custody Evaluation?

In some Connecticut divorce and family law cases, there is a Family Services Custody Evaluation. However, not every case includes a custody evaluation …

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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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