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What Is Palimony?

What is palimony?  Does palimony exist in Connecticut? Read on to learn more, including the definition of palimony, as well as some common misconceptions.

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What is a Cohabitation Agreement? | Cheshire, CT | 860-530-4251

What is a Cohabitation Agreement?

More and more long-term, committed romantic partners are choosing not to marry. While there is no common law marriage in Connecticut, and living together (or “cohabitating”) does …

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Is There Common Law Marriage in Connecticut? | 860-530-4251

Is there Common Law Marriage in Connecticut?

Common law marriage shows up a lot on tv and in movies. In fact, it’s such a common myth that many people in very long term relationships assume they are legally married.

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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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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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Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Why Unmarried Couples Should Have Cohabitation Agreements

I was recently thinking about a friend of mine from out of state who went through a pretty miserable breakup.  She and her former beau had lived together for several years, and they had a heck of a time determining how to handle to separate their financial lives when they split. People dealing with the ending…

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Family Law Attorney Meghan Freed’s Advice in Martha Stewart Weddings

Attorney Meghan Freed was recently interviewed by writer Yelena Moroz Alpert for her Martha Stewart Weddings article entitled Should You Live Together Before You Get Married? The article explored  “the pros and cons of living together before you walk down the aisle.”  Meghan presented one potential con, from a legal perspective: “When a couple goes through divorce, so…

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Why It is Especially Important that Connecticut Unmarried Same Sex Partners Adopt Their Children

One of the most common misconceptions that we hear when we are discussing parental rights for same-sex couples with new or prospective clients is their belief that they are the legal parent of a child by virtue of appearing on the birth certificate. As the National Center for Lesbian Rights explains: It is extremely important…

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