Good news for the thousands on the Connecticut DCF Child Abuse Registry.
Research from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign shows that the most dangerous roads for pedestrians in Connecticut are U.S. 5 (four pedestrian deaths between 2008 and 2010) and the Boston Post Road (seven deaths). According to the study, the largest number of fatal pedestrian accidents occurred in East Hartford and Westport.
Useful article in the NY Times concerning same sex prenuptial agreements. The logic applies equally well for a same sex postnuptial agreements.
I told you it was coming. The Alimony Reform Bill - HB 5509 has arrived.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating the 2005 and 2006 Ford Taurus after it received multiple complaints alleging defects involving cruise control. Those complaints state that detached cruise-control cables caused the cars' throttles to stick, preventing drivers from maintaining full control of the cars.
In three separate libel cases, bloggers got hammered.
A bill in the Connecticut Legislature looks to allow certain Connecticut municipalities (those with more than 48,000 people) to install red light cameras at intersections. The cameras would watch for cars running red lights. The drivers of those cars would then be ticketed approximately $50.
Just read a great article from fellow family law attorney Henry Gornbein setting forth seven things clients should never say to their divorce lawyer.
A collaborative divorce is designed to be less contentious than a traditional, litigated divorce. In fact, both parties in a collaborative divorce sign an agreement that they will not participate in any court or adversarial action. They further agree to engage in "good faith" negotiations and to provide full, honest and open disclosure of all information to reslove issues.
Three common tax issues arise with children and divorce:
I have seen a dramatic increase in clients inquiring about custody of their pet(s). Under Connecticut law, pets are considered property - like a house, car or other asset.
There are many issues to sort out in a divorce. When spouses disagree it is usually over children, support and money. In the process, spouses may overlook the importance of addressing common tax issues.
Florida is the latest state to consider alimony reform. The reform would limit the ability of judges to order lifetime alimony and adjust the way alimony is calculated.
A recent wrongful death lawsuit filed in Bridgeport Superior Court alleges that the founder of Stew Leonard's grocery caused the death of a man when he operated his powerboat recklessly.
Sleepy's, (you know the mattress chain), conducted a survey to determine which occupations get the most and least amounts of sleep.
In many divorce cases, the most valuable asset is the house. Therefore, it is no surprise that how to handle the house is also one the most important decisions a divorcing couple faces.