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Pendente Lite Legal Fees

Posted in Divorce, on August 3rd, 2017

Pendente lite legal fees are ordered by a judge while a divorce is pending.

If your spouse is in control of the finances he/she may try to put you at a disadvantage. They have the resources to retain a lawyer of their choosing. They have the funds to pay for … Read More »

Executor in Connecticut

Posted in Probate, on July 30th, 2017

An executor in Connecticut is a person named in a will to settle an estate. The executor is chosen by the individual making the will. If there is no will, the Probate Court will appoint an administrator to handle the estate.

Within thirty (30) days of the decedent’s death, a … Read More »

Proposed Parental Responsibility Plan

Posted in Custody, on July 28th, 2017

A Proposed Parental Responsibility Plan must be completed if there is a dispute about a child’s custody, visitation or decision making. The form must be filed in the Family Court on before the Case Management Date in any pending divorce, legal separation or custody action in Connecticut.

Each parent is … Read More »


Posted in Custody, Divorce and Family Law, on June 24th, 2017

Connecticut Family Courts are faced with ensuring a child’s safety. In cases where alcohol use need to be monitored judges have used Soberlink technology. Read about how this alcohol monitoring breathalyzer and recovery management software system works in addiction treatment below.

Source: Alcohol Monitoring Breathalyzer with Recovery Software | Soberlink

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DCF’s New Strategy: Treating Children And Families In Their Own Homes

Posted in DCF in CT, on June 24th, 2017

The article below shows a change in DCF’s philosophy of removing children from their parents. Family Based Recoverry (FBR) provides services to families in their homes.

Source: DCF’s New Strategy: Treating Children And Families In Their Own Homes

DCF Permanency Plan

Posted in DCF and Juvenile Court, Uncategorized, on June 4th, 2017

A DCF Permanency Plan is filed nine months from the date of a child’s initial out of home placement. It is then filed every 12 months thereafter for as long as the child is in DCF care.

The purpose of a Permanency Plan is to make sure that the cases … Read More »

Baby in DCF Care Died After Being Given Medication: ME | NBC Connecticut

Posted in DCF in CT, on June 3rd, 2017

The Connecticut Medical Examiner’s Office released new details on the death of 15-month-old Michael Citron.

Source: Baby in DCF Care Died After Being Given Medication: ME | NBC Connecticut

Regulating Connecticut Homeschooling

Posted in Uncategorized, on June 3rd, 2017

Interesting piece in the Connecticut Law Tribune about Homeschooling.

Some detractors of home schooling believe that it hurts the child socially.

Others argue that there is no way to monitor attendance or how much time is being devoted to academics.

Educators voice concern over how “equivalent instruction” is measured.

Have … Read More »

DCF Mandated Reporting

Posted in DCF in CT, on June 2nd, 2017

Recently read the editorial below in the Connecticut Law Tribune.

Source: News Media Should Be Helpful to DCF

Calls to the DCF Hotline continue to increase. However, does that metric mean that mandated reporters are more aware of their responsibilities to protect children?

The Choate case says no.

On the … Read More »

Establish Paternity in Connecticut

Posted in Family Court, on May 5th, 2017

There are three ways to establish paternity in Connecticut:

1. Marital presumption. There is a presumption that the husband is the biological father of any child born during a marriage. This can be rebutted by clear and convincing evidence in court that the husband is not the child’s biological father.

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