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Connecticut school districts and bullying: what can parents do?

This morning I received a very unfortunate email.  The email concerned bullying in Westport, Connecticut Schools. It included a heart-wrenching video of an 8th-grade girl claiming to be a victim of bullying in a Westport school. It is not just enough to feel sorry for this child, we need to question the effectiveness of the current laws and policies to avoid the tragic consequences that other towns have dealt with. 

Navigating immigration law and divorce

Divorce can be a stressful process. When immigration law and a divorce intersect, it can be even more confusing and challenging. In this guide, we'll break down the key issues and offer practical advice for those facing both processes simultaneously. Here we discuss why consulting with a divorce and family law attorney is crucial when immigration concerns are involved.

Divorce is like a fingerprint - unique

Every divorce is like a fingerprint – unique. So, make sure you're getting advice that's right for your own situation. Couples want to make money side of things as smooth as possible during this bumpy time. Connecticut follows the principle of equitable distribution, which aims to divide assets fairly, though not necessarily equally. Factors to consider in an equitable division of assets are length of the marriage, each spouse's financial and non-financial contributions, and financial needs to name a few.

Divorce and dividing retirement assets

Couples getting divorced need to know the rules about dividing retirement assets.  Retirement assets include 401Ks, pensions, or an Individual Retirement Account known as an IRA, and are considered marital property. Marital property is subject to division between spouses in a divorce settlement. Follow these steps when dividing your retirement assets.

Non-adversarial divorce in connecticut

A non-adversarial divorce in Connecticut is a process that aims to minimize conflict and promote cooperation between the parties. The goal of a non-adversarial divorce is to reach an agreement without the cost and hostility of an adversarial, litigious divorce. Couples work together to resolve issues such as property division, custody, support, and alimony without extensive litigation or courtroom battles.

Shared legal and physical custody is becoming more popular

Shared Legal and Physical Custody Is Becoming More Popular

Marital mediation can save your marriage

Marital Mediation Can Save Your Marriage

Dividing assets in divorce

Connecticut is an equitable division state. What that means is the court will look at many factors when dividing assets between spouses. Equitable does not mean equal, and it doesn't always mean the division will be fair and equitable if you leave the outcome to a judge. One way to ensure the division of your assets accrued during the marriage is equitable, is to work out an agreement with your spouse. Divorce Mediation is a process where you and your spouse can work together and decide on a fair division of your assets. This process is preferred over letting a court decide, and hoping for the best.

Choose the right divorce mediator

You and your spouse have decided to divorce. Mediation is your choice. You agree not to litigate. The next step is to choose a mediator who is qualified and a good fit for you and your spouse.  Working with the right divorce mediator is an important decision that can greatly influence the outcome of your divorce process. Here are some factors to consider when selecting a divorce mediator in Connecticut.