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Divorce and the Family Business

In any case involving a significant marital estate, the issue of asset division can become incredibly complicated. Some types of assets generate more controversy than others. For example, allocating real estate is much more complicated than allocatin ...Read More

Three Reasons Why Legal Representation is Important for a Connecticut Uncontested Divorce

Making the decision to pursue an uncontested divorce does not mean spouses agree on all of the issues. While it has distinct advantages, uncontested divorce is not necessarily simple or problem-free. With few exceptions, divorcing couples fa ...Read More

The New Jersey Teen Child Support Case Explained

Recently, national news networks covered the case of Rachel Canning, the 18-year-old New Jersey high school student who sued her parents for child support and payment of her college tuition. This case generated a great deal of interest, and many peop ...Read More

Continuing Ripples After the Windsor Decision

Handed down in June 2013, United States v. Windsor is one of the most momentous decisions to come out of the Supreme Court in years. While we have previously discussed the direct effect of this case on our other blog, (see Attorney Magna ...Read More

Ways to Prepare for Divorce

One of the difficult but often overlooked aspects of divorce is that your life must go on while you complete the process. This can be especially problematic when many of the assets you need for your daily life are caught in the middle of the asset al ...Read More

How Does CT’s Equitable Distribution Law Affect Your 401(k)?

For many mature Connecticut couples, the primary earner’s 401(k) is the greatest asset other than the home. Should the parties decide to divorce, they must decide how to divide the assets in that plan or have the court decide for them.

A Quali ...Read More

Including College Expenses in Connecticut Child Support

The standard child support order in Connecticut lasts until the child reaches the age of majority, 18 years old. However, under a law passed in 2002, Connecticut courts can order one or both divorcing parents (or a father subject to a paternity actio ...Read More

Protecting Net Worth During Divorce

We talked previously about identifying and protecting assets during divorce. For all divorcing couples, protecting net worth is important. Couples with high net worth face a complicated process to divide assets and preserve wealth during divorce. ...Read More

Connecticut Initiates Pilot Program for Limited Attorney Representation

Beginning in January, the state of Connecticut implemented a pilot program intended to provide limited legal help to people who might otherwise avoid seeking or using legal services in family court. Family law matters, like divorce, can lead to bi ...Read More

Families in Transition: Know Where to Turn for Help

Divorce is a family affair. Even an amicable divorce creates tension and instability between adults. In a chronically unstable or dramatic setting, children suffer in ways often not realized until they reach adulthood. Knowing where to get help for y ...Read More

When the New Year Brings Divorce

For many, this holiday season brought recognition that the party is over and so is the marriage. If you are considering divorce in Connecticut as the new year begins, you are not alone. The first quarter of the year is inherently the season of cha ...Read More

Thinking About Divorce Over 50? You Are Not Alone

Always an adventurous generation, more and more people born during the Baby Boom years between roughly 1946 and 1964 are calling it quits on long-term marriages. Why? Research cites several reasons. A well-known research paper from the  ...Read More

Study Finds Money Arguments May Predict Divorce

While it may come as no surprise, a recent study suggests couples who argue about money may be more likely to face divorce down the road. In the latest research to explore the connection between money stress and marital dissatisfaction, a  ...Read More

Enforcing Orders for Child Support

The state of Connecticut looks to both parents, married or not, to support the physical and emotional well-being of their children. A divorce cannot be granted until issues of child custody and financial support are settled. Even then, you may have d ...Read More

Getting Asset Division Off the Ground: Dividing Digital Property

One of the issues during divorce is division of the marital estate. As more people invest money online, the division of digital services and property becomes a bigger dilemma. In Connecticut, property and assets of the marital estate are divided  ...Read More

Money: Five Tips for Going It Alone

Consider these thoughts on budgeting and money management issues during and after divorce:

  1. Two people live less expensively ...Read More

Should You Date During Your Divorce?

Is divorce the right time to restart your personal life? Ending a marriage can be long and emotionally draining. There is no question that divorce is a good time to reconnect with friends, build a support network and let yourself receive help and ...Read More

Should Contested Custody Matters Destroy Financial Stability?

In July of this year, Connecticut established a special task force to investigate the grim financial realities forced on parents of minor children involved in protracted custodial matters. While most couples work through divorce with relative spee ...Read More

Being Smart about Social Media During Divorce

Even amicable divorce is rarely simple. During the process of dissolution feelings and finances come into play, and when an estranged spouse and a new love are tagged in a picture on Facebook, more than sparks can fly. Consider these points about ...Read More

What Options Do I Have When My Marriage Is Not Working?

There are many reasons why marriages break down over time. Spouses grow apart, financial concerns put far too much stress on the relationship, addictions cause strife or spouses may turn to cheating. When a marriage is not ...Read More

Will Mediation Work for You?

The Flaherty Legal Group LLC has represented family law clients throughout West Hartford for decades. Our clients and the people they refer to our practice understand our commitment to finding the best outcome possible for ...Read More

How to Modify a Custody Order

Custody arrangements may cease to work out for parents and children for a variety of reasons, including a parent’s job loss, relocation and changes in the children’s needs. When you have a post-divorce custody or visitati ...Read More

Appealing a Divorce Order When There is Fraud or Mistake

When Bob Simms of Greenwich, Connecticut and his wife Donna divorced in 1979, Simms was ordered to pay alimony. This arrangement worked for several years before both parties sought to modify the order. Since then, the couple ...Read More

How Prenuptial Agreements Help Couples Avoid Divorce

Divorce between spouses of all ages, having marriages of all lengths, is common in Connecticut and noted to be rising in the United States and in many countries throughout the world. According to a recent study in the Pro ...Read More

How to Obtain a Protective Order Against Family Violence

For individuals who are in danger of being injured by a family or household member, family law attorneys and the courts can help provide protection through restraining orders. A restraining order in Connecticut is a civil ord ...Read More

Wineries Support Gay Marriage Rights, But Rights Still Limited Across America

In the growing debate over gay marriage, the latest voice comes from an unexpected source: winemakers. Winemakers everywhere from Sonoma, California to Chicago to the Burgundy region of France have started to support gay marr ...Read More

I Am Not a Parent, But Can I Still Obtain Visitation Rights?

Many children are lucky enough to have grandparents, siblings, stepparents, aunts and uncles and other family members and friends take an active role in their lives. Unfortunately, these key relationships often get disrupted ...Read More

What Options Do I Have When My Marriage Is Not Working?

There are many reasons why marriages break down over time. Spouses grow apart, financial concerns put far too much stress on the relationship, addictions cause strife or spouses may turn to cheating. When a marriage is not wo ...Read More

Understanding Custody, Relocation and the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act

Child custody is one of the most emotionally-charged issues in a divorce. Decisions such as how the children will be raised, where they will go to school, their religious upbringing, where the children will live and how the p ...Read More

When Divorce Hits Home

When a marriage ends by divorce, legal separation or annulment, one of the most important issues is division of property between the spouses. With the economic downturn, many couples find that their most valuable asset is the ...Read More

Wineries Support Gay Marriage Rights, But Rights Still Limited Across America

In the growing debate over gay marriage, the latest voice comes from an unexpected source: winemakers. Winemakers everywhere from Sonoma, California to Chicago to the Burgundy region of France have started to support gay marr ...Read More

How to Ask For a Contempt Order When a Parent Disobeys A Court Order

When a divorce is finally over, it is often a moment of relief for everyone involved. But what happens when the other parent willfully disobeys the court orders you worked so hard to obtain?

Flaherty Legal Group, LLC

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