Filing a Restraining Order during the coronavirus can now be done remotely.  In the past, the Applicant was required to hand-deliver the Restraining Order to local Clerk’s Office. But no more. The Judicial Branch is now implementing a procedure for the remote filing of temporary Restraining Orders. An Applicant using these new forms will be able…

The law concerning Connecticut cohabitation and alimony is often misunderstood. There is a two part test: Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes §46b-86 (b), a finding of cohabitation requires findings only (1) that the alimony recipient was living with another person and (2) that the living arrangement caused a change of circumstances so as to alter…

Increase Connecticut Alimony? Yes it can happen.  Alimony orders can be modified unless the divorce decree specifically precludes modification.  Some Separation Agreements provide that the amount can be modified but the term (length of time to pay alimony) cannot be extended.  Other times there is no language at all about modification and therefore changing the…

A Bridgeport Modification of Alimony or a Stamford Modification is a common filing.  That’s because under Connecticut law, either spouse can petition the court for a post judgment modification of alimony unless the divorce decree precludes modification.  The request may be to increase or decrease the award, or temporarily or permanently stop the payments. The…

I get a few calls per month about modifying Connecticut alimony when unemployed. The leading reason for modifying alimony post-divorce in Connecticut is a decrease in income – either less earnings or outright unemployment. These motions are filed regularly in the Bridgeport and Stamford Court. There are two aspects to a Modification of Alimony. Like…

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…

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