Family Law

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Child Support & Bonuses

Child support is a major financial consideration in divorces with children and custody actions.  But what about child support and bonuses?  Do courts include a parent’s bonus in her income when calculating child support? Read on to learn more. Determining Child Support In determining child support, courts consider a multitude of factors as listed in…

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Child Support vs Alimony

Both alimony (also called spousal support) and child support are payments made from one person to another after a relationship transition.

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Connecticut Child Custody Laws

There’s a lot of legal terminologies involved when making custody, visitation, & parenting decisions in your divorce or following a breakup with your partner.

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What’s the Connecticut Divorce Parenting Class Requirement?

Many people involved in a divorce, separation, or custody matter wonder whether Connecticut has a divorce parenting class requirement. The short answer is yes, Connecticut requires parents to take a parenting education class. Read on to learn more. Connecticut Parenting Education Program Under Section 46b-69b, Connecticut requires all parents of minor children to participate in…

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What is Emergency Ex Parte Custody?

But in emergency situations, an “emergency ex parte custody application” provides an exception to the rules of due process. It allows the court to rule on your application without the other …

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What is an Ex Parte?

“Ex parte” is one of the legal terms that often comes up when there is an emergency family law issue. Due process requires that parties are entitled to notice and the opportunity …

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Stepparent Custody & Visitation

The terms “custody” and “visitation” or sometimes used interchangeably, but they actually have different meanings. For example, custody is a broader term.

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Termination of Parental Rights

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that “The right of a parent to raise his or her children has been recognized as a basic constitutional right.”

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What is a 3-4-4-3 Parenting Schedule?

One of the major decisions to make during a divorce is how the parenting schedule will work. Many families have a shared parenting schedule, where their children spend significant time …

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What is an Alternating Weekend With an Overnight Parenting Schedule?

Many families have some form of shared parenting schedule, where their children spend significant time with each parent. For many, the “normal” schedule is established, and then …

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