A Stamford Divorce Contempt was recently upheld by the Connecticut Appellate Court. Here are the relevant facts: The parties, who were formerly married, entered into a pendent lite stipulation in October 2014 which provided that certain funds being held in escrow would be deposited in a joint bank account requiring both parties signatures for withdrawals….

Motions for Contempt in Connecticut are the primary enforcement tool to get someone to do what they are supposed to do.  They are easily one of the most common filings in a divorce or custody/visitation case. Frequent contempt issues include: Not paying child support or alimony Lack of compliance with the parenting plan concerning custody or…

Effective January 6, 2014, Limited Scope Representation will be permitted in Connecticut divorces and other family court matters. There has been some disagreement amongst the bar on this topic but I think it can be a cost effective way to retain counsel. Limited Scope Representation permits a litigant to hire a divorce lawyer for only…

If your ex-spouse is not complying with orders from another state, you can take action in Connecticut Family Court. For example, out of state orders (foreign judgments) concerning custody, alimony, child support and other divorce orders can be enforced in Connecticut if they are properly registered here. Here is a “snapshot” of the procedure: Satisfy…

The easiest way to deal with child support is to for the non-custodial parent pay the other parent directly – usually weekly or monthly. Straightforward. However, when child support obligations are not met there are ways to collect and enforce the court order: Garnish wages and other benefits the non-paying may receive such as Social…

  The first step is to determine paternity. The second step is to establish the amount the non-custodial parent will pay for child support. This blog deals with the next step – collecting child support. In Connecticut, there are three avenues to consider: Hire a lawyer; Represent yourself; or Request the assistance of the State…

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