In divorce, there is something called a “return date”. Many of my clients have questions about what this date is and what has to happen by the return date. I will discuss this in more detail on this page. What is the Return Date? The return date is something that I get asked about a [...]
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Not everyone can get divorced in the state of Connecticut. There are some qualifications that you need to meet in order to file divorce and have it granted in Connecticut. On this page, I will discuss the requirements that you need if you want a divorce granted by Connecticut courts. Residency Requirement In order to [...]
In divorce, you and your spouse will have to split your assets. However, you will also have to split any debt that you have accumulated over time. In many situations, you may be dealing with student loans, credit card debt, or a mortgage on the house. I will discuss splitting debt in greater detail here. [...]
Many people worry about the fees associated with getting a divorce. Splitting your life from your spouse’s will have some financial ramifications, and you might be worried that getting the divorce will also cost money. On this page, I will discuss the court fees that you can expect if you want to file for divorce [...]
In Connecticut, if couples wanted to get a divorce, they had to go through a 90-day waiting period, often referred to as the “cooling off period”. New laws in Connecticut make it so that the waiting period can be waived. You can learn more about it here. Waiving the Cooling Off Period If you want [...]
If you are going through a divorce, there are a lot of elements to figure out. One thing you need to work on is how you will divide certain assets in the divorce. For some, business assets will not come into play in a divorce. However, for others, business assets are a large piece of [...]
Divorce can bring many changes to your life - both emotionally and financially. Many clients come into my office and have questions about health and life insurance policies. They ask me, “what happens to health and life insurance in divorce?” Both tend to be fairly straightforward, and I will discuss the answer to this question [...]
Prenuptial agreements (prenups) and postnuptial agreements (postnups) sometimes come up in divorces. Personally, I don’t work with postnup situations. They are oftentimes found to be unenforceable and as a result, I think they put lawyers in a tricky position. However, prenups, if done properly, are very much enforceable and courts adhere to them. I will [...]
Relocation is one of the trickiest aspects of divorces. Trying to take your children to live out-of-state after divorce can put a strain on co-parenting opportunities and the other parent's relationship with the children. Because of this, they are difficult cases to win. My relocation cases are some of the toughest that I have ever [...]
One common misconception that I hear a lot is about how alimony is awarded in divorce. Many people have heard the rule that you get alimony for half the length of the marriage. In some situations this might be the case, but it is far from the rule when it comes to divorce. People’s need [...]