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401(k) and Connecticut Divorce

Posted in Divorce, on February 1st, 2018

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 … Read More »

Connecticut Custody Application

Posted in Uncategorized, on October 6th, 2017

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 … Read More »

Connecticut Probate Court Appeals

Posted in Probate, on October 3rd, 2017

Connecticut Probate Court Appeals vary. The time to file an appeal depends on the type of case being appealed.

Time for Appeal to be Filed

A Probate Court appeal must be filed within 45 days if it concerns the following:

Appointing a guardian or conservator for a veteran or beneficiary … Read More »

DCF Relative Placement

Posted in DCF in CT, on September 30th, 2017

DCF relative placement changes are on the way. This is great news for families in Connecticut.

Relatives should always be given priority for placement when a child comes into DCF custody. Unfortunately, I find this process varies depending on the DCF Office involved. Now comes some new law that should … Read More »

Connecticut Custodial Interference

Posted in Family Court, on September 22nd, 2017

Connecticut Custodial Interference is defined as follows:

In the first degree: Class D felony. “(a) A person is guilty of custodial interference in the first degree when he commits custodial interference in the second degree as provided in section 53a-98: (1) Under circumstances which expose the child or person taken … Read More »

Connecticut DCF Medical Decisions

Posted in DCF in CT, on September 21st, 2017

Important case involving Connecticut DCF medical decisions. DCF cannot authorize vaccinations for children in their custody. That’s the recent decision from the Connecticut Supreme Court. Read more about it below:

Conn. Supreme Court: DCF Can’t Mandate Vaccinations Over Parental Rights | Connecticut Law Tribune

The Court’s ruling seems to be … Read More »

Divorce and Pet Custody

Posted in Pet Law, on September 1st, 2017

Connecticut divorce and pet custody issues are on the rise. In the past, spouses going through a divorce focused on money and of course the children.

Now there is a trend to have issues concerning pets addressed as a part of final divorce orders.

This is an evolving area of … Read More »

Pendente Lite Legal Fees

Posted in Divorce, on August 3rd, 2017

Pendente lite legal fees are ordered by a judge while a divorce is pending.

If your spouse is in control of the finances he/she may try to put you at a disadvantage. They have the resources to retain a lawyer of their choosing. They have the funds to pay for … Read More »

Executor in Connecticut

Posted in Probate, on July 30th, 2017

An executor in Connecticut is a person named in a will to settle an estate. The executor is chosen by the individual making the will. If there is no will, the Probate Court will appoint an administrator to handle the estate.

Within thirty (30) days of the decedent’s death, a … Read More »

Proposed Parental Responsibility Plan

Posted in Custody, on July 28th, 2017

A Proposed Parental Responsibility Plan must be completed if there is a dispute about a child’s custody, visitation or decision making. The form must be filed in the Family Court on before the Case Management Date in any pending divorce, legal separation or custody action in Connecticut.

Each parent is … Read More »


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