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Connecticut modification of sole custody

Posted in Uncategorized, on August 9th, 2015

A Connecticut modification of sole custody can occur based on a child’s educational performance. Connecticut judges take a child’s education seriously. So if a child misses too much school when with one parent the other parent can be awarded sole custody as part of a Motion for Modification.

That’s just … Read More »


Annulment in Connecticut

Posted in Divorce, on August 9th, 2015

Once in awhile I get a call from a potential client about whether to pursue an annulment in Connecticut or file for divorce.

A divorce terminates a valid marriage. So if the marriage is legit then divorce is the only option.

An annulment on the other hand is a legal … Read More »


Injured passenger in a Connecticut car accident

Posted in Car Accidents, on August 9th, 2015

There are really four scenarios if you were an injured passenger in a Connecticut car accident:

1. The driver of the car in which you were traveling caused the accident;

2. The driver of another car is at fault for the accident;

3. The accident happened because of state or … Read More »


Moving from Connecticut with children

Posted in Custody, relocation, on August 8th, 2015

I get a few inqiuires a month about the law on moving from Connecticut with children to another state or even another county. In Connecticut, a parent will be allowed to relocate with a child if:

Relocation is for a legitimate purpose; The proposed relocation is reasonable in light of … Read More »


Review counsel for a Connecticut divorce

Posted in Divorce, on August 2nd, 2015

Review counsel for a Connecticut divorce usually become involved as part of mediation. In fact, a growing number of divorcing couples are opting for divorce mediation as a way of resolving their disputes. Mediation is often much less adversarial and therefore usually more cost effective.

However, the mediation process does … Read More »


Modification of Custody in Bridgeport and Stamford Court

Posted in Custody, on August 1st, 2015

Modification of Custody in Bridgeport and Stamford Court is a common filing. Just because your child custody arrangement or parenting plan in Connecticut was labeled “final” or “permanent” does not mean that it cannot be changed. After all, as children get older their circumstances are different and Parenting Plans need … Read More »


Connecticut DCF Investigations: child neglect and abuse

Posted in DCF, on July 31st, 2015

I recently saw an interesting article in New York Times regarding child abuse and neglect.

While the article does not focus on DCF Investigations in Connecticut it’s still worth a read.

The New Child Abuse Panic – The New York Times

 

 


Served with Connecticut divorce papers

Posted in Divorce, on July 31st, 2015

You have just been served with Connecticut divorce papers . Whether the case is filed in Bridgeport or Stamford Court this is what you should do:

1. Keep cool. Perhaps you forecasted that a divorce was in the works or your spouse even told you that a Marshal or other … Read More »


Bridgeport Juvenile Detention

Posted in Juvenile Court, on July 31st, 2015

Juvenile Court judges in Bridgeport and Stamford have the authority to send a child who has been arrested to Bridgeport Juvenile Detention. A child is entitled to a lawyer for detention review hearings.

A child ends up in Bridgeport Juvenile Detention in one of two ways:

1. The police.

At … Read More »


Case Management Date for a Connecticut divorce

Posted in Divorce, on July 13th, 2015

The Case Management Date for a Connecticut divorce is the way the Family Court tracks a case. In Bridgeport Court, it will be a Tuesday. In Stamford Court, it will be a Thursday.

There is a 90-day waiting period to obtain a divorce in Connecticut. The Case Management Date will … Read More »