Here are the biggest issues with taxes and divorce in Connecticut. 1. Filing status.  If you are still married on December 31, you can file joint returns. When a divorce settlement is reached in November or December lawyers often ask the judge to approve the agreement in January for this reason. 2. Dependents. If the…

Modification of Unallocated Support is permitted.  Under Connecticut law, either spouse can petition the court for a post judgment modification of alimony unless the divorce decree precludes modification. The modification may be a request to increase or decrease the award, or temporarily or permanently stop the payments. The party requesting the post-divorce modification has the…

Once in awhile I get a call from a potential client about whether to pursue an annulment or file for divorce. A divorce terminates a valid marriage. So if the marriage is legit then divorce is the only option. An annulment on the other hand is a legal finding that the marriage never existed because…

Connecticut Parental Alienation Custody Modification to the non-offending parent happens. In fact, a Connecticut divorce judge can (and should) award sole custody to one parent when the other parent engages in parental alienating behaviors. Here is a summary of a recent, high conflict case. A psychologist conducted a court ordered psychological evaluation of the parents….

How to modify alimony in Stamford Connecticut is a very common issue post-divorce.  It is especially important in the Stamford Court where the alimony awards tend to be higher than other divorce courts in Connecticut. Under Connecticut law, either party can file a Motion for Modification unless the divorce decree precludes it. Sometimes the Separation…

Connecticut Divorce Parental Alienation.  These two unfortunate events happen in tandem way too often. Yes – there are countless reasons why a child might not have a positive relationship with a parent. Many times, it is the parent’s own actions or inactions, which has caused the estrangement. It is simplistic (and tempting) to say that…

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