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In a mediated divorce, both parties will be meeting with their experienced family and divorce mediator, an independent neutral party, to settle and resolve all disputed issues that are relevant to your divorce, custody or support matter. A “mediated divorce” assumes that you will be successful in reaching a mutual understanding through the mediation process,…

A mediator or your attorney will help you make decisions regarding parenting and custody. If contested, the court will review your parenting and communication history as well as the needs of the children. The court’s focus will primarily be on the needs and the best interests of the children. Custody can be joint to both…

In a mediated divorce, you will be sitting down with your mediator, who is a facilitator, to help you communicate with the other party and negotiate a settlement. In contrast, in a contested divorce there is no overall mutual agreement. Consequently, a judge will ultimately decide financial and parenting matters for a contested divorce. Even…

Divorce is a way to legally end a marriage or civil union. Dissolution is the word Connecticut uses for divorce. A divorce must go through a court and a party can represent themselves or be represented by an attorney in the process. Simple divorces with few assets and no children may be amenable to self-representation…

At the time of divorce, parents will be issued a court order that provides a custody and parenting plan. As children grow and situations change, there may be a need for modifications after a divorce court order is issued. For example, one parent may desire to relocate necessitating a change in parenting time. Parties may…

  Connecticut is a no-fault divorce state, which means that the grounds for a divorce action can simply be that the marriage irretrievably broke down and no reconciliation is possible. Prior to the advent of no-fault divorce, fault grounds were required to be set forth in a complaint for divorce. A complaint is the document…

Mediation has many benefits when there are children involved and it can take the place of litigation and contested proceedings. Contested custody battles can be traumatic for children. Often a separate attorney or guardian ad litem represents the interests of the children in litigation and it can be difficult to insulate children from the adversarial…

The mediation process is created by the mediator together with the parties. When discussing custody and parenting issues, from time to time spouses may ask that children participate in the mediation. However, it is often not in the best interests of the children to be involved in adult decisions in the mediation setting. It is…

In mediation, clients can fashion a negotiation strategy and make the decisions for themselves. In most cases, the parties are better off settling than taking their chances before a judge and have the judge decide their important issues for them. The mediator is there to help you communicate, weigh your options, understand each other’s positions…

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