Family Law

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What Should an Effective Cohabitation Agreement Between Unmarried Couples Contain?

Prenups aren’t just for married couples. Unmarried couples can get in on the legal action with a contract of their own, called a “cohabitation agreement.”

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5 Situations Where Modification of Connecticut Child Support Order May be Necessary

Many people wonder when the modification of a Connecticut court’s child support order is appropriate. When a court issues a child support order, you are legally bound to follow its rules.

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4 Tips for Effective Co-Parenting This Summer

For your kids, summertime means no school and plenty of time for fun activities. Between trips to the local pool, summer camp, and vacation time with their parents, they’re always in for a good time.

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How do Connecticut Courts Decide Child Custody?

The first thing you need to know is that the court always has the final say when it comes to child custody — even when you and your spouse agree.

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Divorce: The Fine Line Between Honesty and Oversharing

When the time comes to talk with your kids about divorce, it’s important to carefully consider what you’ll say and how you’ll say it. You’re probably aware that it will be a sensitive …

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Summer Vacation for Divorced Parents: Legal Steps to Take Before You Travel

With summer vacation time just around the corner, you may be preoccupied with suntans and ocean views—but have you thought about your legal responsibilities? While it’s certainly not the most fun aspect of your vacation planning, it’s one of the most important, especially if you’re a divorced parent travelling alone with your kids. Make sure…

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Unmarried Parents: Why a Parenting Plan is an Absolute Must-Have

How does an unmarried couple deal with issues like child support, custody, and visitation after they separate? The answer isn’t always a simple one. When it comes to parenting matters, you’ll face many of the same challenges presented to married couples with kids, and you may even have to deal with a few more unique…

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How Can a Collaborative Divorce Benefit Your Children?

When you divorce the other parent of your children, does your relationship disappear, or does it become redefined? In reality, the choice is yours. You don’t have to be best friends with your …

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What Divorced Parents Need to Know About the UCCJEA

Every year, parental separation and divorce affects over one million children in the U.S.. Because today’s society is a lot more mobile than preceding generations, it is not unusual …

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How to Develop a Great Parenting Plan

When parents split, the dynamics of the entire family change. Two households are created, living arrangements are no longer the same, and the children no longer have both their parents with them at the same time. To minimize stress and set the groundwork for a positive future, you and your spouse should put aside personal…

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