May 9, 2016

If you are planning a divorce or legal separation in Connecticut, one important questions need to be resolved. In this post, we’ll address a couple of common questions we get about the practicalities of divorce.

 “We want a divorce but we can’t afford two homes. What can we do?” 

In today’s cash-strapped world, many couples are willing to find creative ways to legally separate—even divorce—but still temporarily live together. 

April 21, 2016

My spouse and I are getting divorced. We have small children and would really like to keep things quiet and civilized. I’ve been reading about divorce mediation and came across something called Alternative Dispute Resolution. What is it, and how can it help with our divorce?

April 7, 2016

A prenuptial agreement is a financial planning tool that determines how a couple splits their assets in the event of a divorce. The prenuptial agreement does not cover child custody issues, child support, or visitation rights. If you have children, it is important that you consult with a divorce attorney or divorce mediator.

March 28, 2016

Two people who did not get along when they were married will not magically be able to co-parent with ease. It is a simple truth that often gets lost in the heat of divorce—and it’s one that can hurt your children as they struggle to heal. 

The expectation that once the marriage is over, the two of you will return to your corners and come out as better partners, is false. More than likely, you will come out swinging, just as you did when you were married.

March 14, 2016

Is it possible to get a divorce…and still remain friends?

Not every divorce has to end up with a prolonged court battle. The good news is that most divorcing couples don’t want their lives to mirror a tawdry television show. They recognize that their marriage has come to an end, but are wise enough not to spread the hurt around, especially if they have children.

February 25, 2016

Most parents who are going through a separation and divorce are well-intentioned and want to do right by their children. However, sometimes parents don’t know what to do or say and they struggle to control their emotional reactions. 

One of my goals as a divorce attorney is to help families break the cycle of familial conflict. To that end, I participated in a project to help parents minimize the trauma of separation and divorce. 

February 8, 2016

No matter how secure you think your social media accounts are, what you share and comments you make are public. Here’s now to stay out of trouble with social media during a divorce.

January 27, 2016

Love is in the air.

Except for you. If you are going through a divorce—whether it be traditional, mediated or collaborative—you might feel like no one will ever love you again.

Valentine’s Day, with its syrupy sweet message of Happily Ever After, can be a hard day to tackle solo. Keep in mind, it’s just one day, one evening, and one more step into your new life after your divorce is finalized.

January 19, 2016

Your wedding is a matter of public record. So is a divorce. 

Chances are, you celebrated your marriage gleefully, with much joy. 

Most couples don’t celebrate the end of their relationship by choosing tableware. There is no divorce registry, no one throws rice as you drive away from the courthouse, divorce decree in hand. 

Her choice of words sparked media frenzy, but in the end, Gwyneth Paltrow got it right.

December 23, 2015

Instead of Happy New Year, maybe it’s just a hopeful one: You’re getting married, or maybe you’re getting divorced. Either way, the calendar is about to turn. With it comes an opportunity to start fresh and take control of your life. Some advice from the attorneys at CT Mediation Center.

If you’re getting married: