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Modifying alimony in Connecticut

Under Connecticut law, either party can file a Motion for Modification unless the divorce decree precludes it   Sometimes the Separation Agreement prohibits modification altogether.  Other times changes are allowed but only for the amount of alimony or the duration of it.

Safety Plans: Connecticut DCF Investigations

What is a Connecticut DCF Safety Plan? Simply put, it is a written agreement between DCF and a parent made during an Investigation.  The DCF Social Worker will usually tell the parent or guardian to sign or they will be charged with Neglect or Abuse and summoned to Juvenile Court.

Connecticut divorce: parental alienation examples

There are countless reasons why a child might not have a positive relationship with a parent.  Many times, it is the parent's own actions or inactions, which has caused the estrangement.  It is simplistic (and tempting) to say that the other parent "is alienating my child against me."   Unverified claims of parental alienation find there way into divorce, custody and visitation cases far too often.

Connecticut divorce: parental alienation syndrome

I have seen a significant increase in the number of Connecticut divorces involving claims of parental alienation syndrome (PAS).  Are there really more PAS cases? I doubt it.  Put on any label you want on it.  The traditional behaviors that are the hallmark of parental alienation have been around as long as custody and visitation battles.  However, I do believe that there is a heightened awareness in the court system given the devastation that alienation wreaks on families.

Removal from Connecticut DCF Central Registry

If a parent, guardian or other individual has been placed on the Connecticut DCF Central Registry because of a neglect or abuse Substantiation there is hope.  An Application may be filed to have the individual's name removed from the Registry. thanks to HB 5062.

Connecticut father awarded sole custody

In divorce courts across Connecticut, including the Bridgeport and Stamford Family Courts, more fathers are being awarded sole custody.  Full custody can be awarded at the time of the initial judgment or divorce decree or post judgment if a Motion for Modification is filed.