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Our Latest Video Blogs
How are pension benefits divided in Connecticut divorce proceedings? It is well settled that both vested and unvested pension benefits are marital property subject to equitable distribution under Connecticut General Statutes § 46b-81. Bender v. Bender, 258 Conn. 733 (2001). Once it is established- either through an agreement or court order- that a pension will… Read More
How does alimony work in Connecticut divorce cases? What factors are taken into account when considering alimony? How likely is one to receive alimony? One of the great uncertainties that divorce clients deal with at the outset of divorce is the likely outcome of either side’s application for an order of alimony, or spousal support.… Read More
Which party lives in our jointly owned home after a divorce is filed? Concern for a jointly owned home is very common within divorce cases. In the majority of divorces, parties are jointly living in a home that they jointly own at the time of service. This property, referred to as the “marital residence,” often… Read More
How are inheritance, gifts & trusts divided in a Connecticut divorce action? In a Connecticut divorce action, the Superior Court has the authority to allocate inheritances and gifts that have been received to either party regardless of the source. In determining whether a party should retain his or her inheritance or gift, judges utilize a… Read More
How is the division of property within divorce cases decided in Connecticut? Connecticut General Statutes Section 46(b)-81(a) broadly defines the court’s powers with respect to equitably dividing marital property between divorcing spouses: “At the time of entering a decree annulling or dissolving a marriage or for legal separation pursuant to a complaint under section 46b-45,… Read More
What is marital property? Married couples typically purchase assets and goods together which inevitably leads to the lines of ownership becoming blurred. During a marriage, this is no problem but it may lead to confusion after filing for divorce. Even before divorce litigation is commenced, most people have a generalized understanding of the concept of… Read More
When may a judge get involved in my case? It is common to wonder when and how it may be necessary to appear before a judge during your divorce case. Once your case has begun, there may come a time — either before or after the Case Management Conference — when a dispute rises to… Read More
What is Mandatory Discovery And How Does it Work in Divorce Cases? Many people wonder how discovery works within divorce cases and what the responsibilities of each party is during such a process. At the outset of divorce litigation, either party may request “mandatory disclosure,” specific documents that enable both sides and/or their lawyers to… Read More
How Can I Help My Child During the Divorce Proceedings? Whenever a minor child is involved in a dissolution of marriage proceeding, both parents must attend parenting education classes. These classes are designed specifically to educate parents about how their separation may affect their children. By statute, the courses must include information regarding the developmental… Read More
What is a Financial Affidavit in a Divorce Action and How Does it Apply to Me? At the cornerstone of a party’s responsibilities in a dissolution action is the financial affidavit, a document that complies with a court-approved format, and indicates to a judge the affiant’s weekly or monthly income (setting forth all applicable deductions),… Read More