Yes. The court has the authority to order either spouse to pay attorneys’ fees. Pendente Lite Legal Fees While the case is pending, the court may order one spouse to pay the reasonable legal fees of the other spouse.  The payment of legal fees at this stage is called pendente lite legal fees.  This typically…
What are Connecticut DCF Safety Plans? 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. From a social worker’s perspective, Safety…
Connecticut has some the of the toughest laws in the country regarding texting and driving. And there is a movement to increase penalties for two time losers – ugh offenders. Bravo. We have all seen idiots texting and driving. I have witnessed these morons racing on I-95 doing it. Why would you sacrifice your life…
Allegations of Connecticut school truancy can be a source of conflict between parents and school administration.  It can also lead to an unwanted referral to DCF alleging educational neglect Connecticut General Statutes Section 10-198a provides the relevant regulations that each school district must follow regarding student attendance.  It states: “A student’s absence’ from school shall…
I frequently field questions about the interplay between a 401(k) and Connecticut divorce. For example, if you are getting divorced, is your spouse’s 401(k) an asset you should share when the marriage is dissolved? If you don’t work for your spouse’s employer, can the retirement account be split? The answer to both of these questions…
A Connecticut Custody Application is the way non-married parents set a parenting plan.   It is also used for married parents with children who live apart and for divorced parents who failed to address custody and visitation at the time of their divorce. The Family Court must first determine that it has jurisdiction to hear…
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