A mediated divorce has many benefits. Primarily, it’s the non-adversarial process and the informality outside of the courtroom that my clients appreciate. The communication and the compromise is more effective in creating your own understanding and agreement in resolving many difficult issues. It is cost-effective and much quicker to resolve. This informational video is provided…

There will be a number of challenging decisions to make during your divorce If you have children, your primary focus will be to work to maintain a close relationship between the parents and the child or children Financial issues are also important. You will be deciding upon such areas as child support, health and life…

A separation agreement contains the understanding of the parties in a divorce case, addressing the contested issues, including but not limited to alimony, property distribution, child support, and child custody. Typically, a separation agreement is drafted by your attorney or, if you are participating in a mediated divorce, by the mediator This informational video is…

Once you have received divorce documents it is important to consult with an attorney to evaluate your case There will be a number of important documents filed in your divorce. One will be a complaint for divorce. You must be prepared to respond to this. Attached to the complaint will be a Notice of Automatic…

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 a contested divorce there is no mutual agreement. Consequently, a judge will ultimately decide financial and parenting matters Even if your divorce starts out as a…

The timeframe will vary based on the complexity of issues, however in Connecticut the average duration of a divorce action is from four to twelve months The timeframe will likely be longer however if there is a contested trial, particularly one that involves child custody This informational video is provided by Judith Goldberg an experienced…

Child support guidelines are used to determine the amount of child support in Connecticut. The guidelines encompass a three-tiered process involving calculation of each party’s support obligation. The net income of the parties is combined and then the guidelines are applied to determine the appropriate level of support There will be a periodic cash payment….

If you are a victim of domestic violence by a family or household member, you may be eligible for a restraining order through the Superior Court in the State of Connecticut The restraining order can offer you safety protections through a court order that prohibits the accused abuser from assaulting, stalking or threatening you The…

As children grow and situations change, there may be a need for modifications after a divorce court order is issued Parties can make changes without going back to court. Flexibility and compromise are key in helping to accommodate the changing needs of children and parents If the parties cannot come to an agreement, re-litigation is…

College financing is legally relevant regardless of the age of the children at the time of divorce Connecticut law offers two options. You can either retain the jurisdiction of the court to decide the issue now or at a later time, or you can choose not to retain jurisdiction Retaining jurisdiction will allow college financing…

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