Connecticut Divorce without a Court appearance is here.   COVID-19 forced the courts to change how they do business.  Here in Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont issued an executive order allowing parties to proceed with uncontested divorces without going to court.   Most family law attorneys support this new process.  It could help spouses avoid difficult living arrangements. …
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…
Connecticut Divorce and coronavirus.  A difficult time for all of us. I hope you are safe and well. How is it impacting Family Court litigants and the legal profession? Here are some questions that were posed to the Family Court and their responses: 1. Emergency Custody Actions and Denial of Parenting Time or Visitation The…
Questions about legal fees in a Connecticut divorce? Well then this blog will help you. Most divorce lawyers in Connecticut bill by the hour. Clients usually pay a retainer, which the attorney deposits in a Trustee (IOLTA) Account. The attorney maintains an accounting of their time as services are performed. Then the attorney withdraws funds…
An initial divorce consultation is a great opportunity to gather information and plan next steps. Here is how to get the most out of the process. At the consultation Make sure to ask questions.  I know the law but you know the facts. Be sure to have your most pressing issues discussed. Feel free to…
Connecticut divorce residency requirements can be confusing. Even to a judge.  More on that below. In order for a Connecticut Court to grant a divorce, legal separation or annulment one of the following must be true: (1) One of the parties to the marriage must have been a resident of this state for at least…
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