Family Law

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What To Expect at Your Family Law Strategy Session

The idea of an initial divorce consultation with a family law firm gives most people some degree of anxiety. Below we will explain what you can expect at your Goals & Planning Conference …

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Effective Communication With Your Legal Team & Scheduled Calls

One of the most — if not the most — important keys to a successful working relationship between an attorney and a client is effective communication.  We have designed your client experience to incorporate all of the very best strategies we have learned to help foster and support excellent communication between us.  For example, one…

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Mandatory Disclosure and Production in Connecticut Family Law

Discovery is the exchange of legal information and known facts of a case. Think of discovery as sharing background information and evidence so that both parties can make informed decisions…

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Key Things to Know About the Financial Affidavit

The financial affidavit is one of the main, and most important, documents in a Connecticut divorce.  They are used in all types of divorces: litigated, collaborative, and mediated…

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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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