• Divorce and family law reform: causes of high attorney’s fees

    By astracom
    In March 30, 2014
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    As previously noted, Connecticut's legislature, under pressure from activists, is in the process of making recommendations for changes to the way courts handle divorce, custody, and family law cases.
  • Divorce and family law reform: the conspiracy theory

    By astracom
    In March 30, 2014
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    In previous posts, I noted that Connecticut’s legislature, under pressure from activists, is in the process of making recommendations for changes to the way courts handle divorce, family law, and custody cases.
  • Divorce and marriage as “capstone” or “cornerstone” event

    By astracom
    In March 23, 2014
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    How does the divorce rate correlate to changing norms about marriage? In a recent article in Slate magazine, Jessica Grose points to recent research which explodes the myth that cohabitation before marriage, which has increased 900% since the 1960’s, correlates with a high dissolution rate.
  • Property Division in Divorce: Always 50/50?

    By astracom
    In March 2, 2014
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    Is property division in a divorce always equal? In marriages of longstanding duration, the norm is often a 50/50 split. Contrary to “barroom logic” (the well-intentioned but often misleading advice of friends, acquaintances, and family), however, that result is not inevitable.
  • The GAL system in divorce cases: reforms may be imminent.

    By astracom
    In February 16, 2014
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    Connecticut’s legislature is studying possible reforms to the GAL (“guardian ad litem”) and AMC (“attorney for the minor child”) system in divorce and custody cases. The system has been under intense attack by lobbyists and other activists who claim that such appointees are often biased and incur exorbitant fees.
  • Parental alienation after divorce, Mia, and Woody

    By astracom
    In February 9, 2014
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    As reported in my last post, Connecticut’s legislature is studying a proposal to adopt a presumption for shared custody, following a divorce, instead of granting one parent primarily physical custody, which is now the norm. One argument for this proposal is the concern that the existing “system” facilitates the...
  • Making shared custody after divorce the norm: perspectives

    By astracom
    In February 2, 2014
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    Connecticut’s legislature is studying a proposal to adopt a presumption in favor of shared child custody, following a divorce and in other custody cases. The legislature has heard testimony complaining that the present system encourages conflict over custody issues with resulting legal expense, including exorbitant fees to GALs (guardians...
  • Limited scope representation in divorce cases

    By astracom
    In December 29, 2013
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    Beginning January 6, 2014, Connecticut begins a pilot program which allows “limited scope representation” in family cases, including divorce cases. Under the present rules of court procedure, a lawyer who files an appearance for a client normally maintains that appearance (and all the responsibilities that go with it) for the...
  • Tailoring divorce representation to clients’ individual needs.

    By astracom
    In December 22, 2013
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    The importance of tailoring divorce representation to the individual needs of the client cannot be understated. All marital dissolution cases are fact-sensitive, and the fact patterns of individual cases are as diverse as fish in the sea.
  • Ultimate decision-making after divorce and joint custody

    By astracom
    In December 15, 2013
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    After divorce, is it OK for one parent to have the last word in decision-making, even where there is a joint custody order? Yes, under certain conditions, if the parties’ separation agreement and/or the terms of the divorce judgment so provide.
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