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In Connecticut, the fact that your spouse cheated on you is largely irrelevant to your divorce. Though it may have some bearing on issues like alimony and division of assets, CT courts normally like to proceed on no-fault grounds and adultery will have very little impact. When a prospective client visits my office and I…

Many clients ask me, “What is a settlement agreement or a separation agreement?” When couples come to me to begin mediation, it is because they need to work through a few contested issues and wish to avoid litigation. Some of the issues they may need to resolve include child custody and visitation, issues related to…

The divorce mediation process consists of a series of meetings. I will act as a neutral mediator and guide the couple through a list of issues. As a group, we will work through all contested issues and try to come to a resolution. It is import to the process that the meetings focus around mutual…

Another common question asked by perspective clients is, “How much will my divorce cost?” The cost for your divorce is directly related to your attitude, your spouse’s attitude, and each party’s attorney. If either spouse wants to fight tooth and nail for every aspect of the divorce, it will impact the cost of the divorce….

In some situations, a stay-at-home parent will ask if they automatically get child custody in the event of a divorce. Unfortunately, no, you do not automatically get primary custody of your children in Connecticut. It means that you, at least, get an equal role in your children’s lives. The court will not automatically reward you…

When people come to me about mediation, they often ask if this process is cheaper than a litigated divorce. Every couple handles issues in their own way. Some mediations may take longer than others. Generally speaking, mediation will be less expensive than a litigated divorce or a collaborative divorce. In mediation, you are only paying…

Mediation takes however long is necessary to work through all of the issues, agree to terms, and draft a settlement agreement. On average, litigation can take up to 2 years to complete in Florida. Mediation is a quicker process. Mediation can conclude within a few months, depending on the couple. Mediation is so successful because…

Of course, you can mediate your divorce. Even if you don’t get along doesn’t mean you need to spend the time and money on a drawn-out court battle. The mediator’s job is to bring the people together, to facilitate a constructive negotiation and come to an amicable conclusion. They may not get along but that…

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