How to “Play House” when You’re Getting Divorced or Separated

If you are planning a divorce or legal separation in Connecticut, one important questions need to be resolved. In this post, we’ll address a couple of common questions we get about the practicalities of divorce.


 “We want a divorce but we can’t afford two homes. What can we do?” 


In today’s cash-strapped world, many couples are willing to find creative ways to legally separate—even divorce—but still temporarily live together. 

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Divorce Do’s and Don’ts

Most parents who are going through a separation and divorce are well-intentioned and want to do right by their children. However, sometimes parents don’t know what to do or say and they struggle to control their emotional reactions. 


One of my goals as a divorce attorney is to help families break the cycle of familial conflict. To that end, I participated in a project to help parents minimize the trauma of separation and divorce. 

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Getting Divorced? How to Love Yourself this Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air.


Except for you. If you are going through a divorce—whether it be traditional, mediated or collaborative—you might feel like no one will ever love you again.


Valentine’s Day, with its syrupy sweet message of Happily Ever After, can be a hard day to tackle solo. Keep in mind, it’s just one day, one evening, and one more step into your new life after your divorce is finalized.

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How to Have a Private Divorce

Your wedding is a matter of public record. So is a divorce. 


Chances are, you celebrated your marriage gleefully, with much joy. 


Most couples don’t celebrate the end of their relationship by choosing tableware. There is no divorce registry, no one throws rice as you drive away from the courthouse, divorce decree in hand. 


Her choice of words sparked media frenzy, but in the end, Gwyneth Paltrow got it right.

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Tips for Parents During Separation and Divorce (Part #1)

Separation and divorce is a topsy-turvy time for all involved―especially the children. Everybody is dealing with new situations, scary feeling, and lots of change. It can be hard to know how to act and what to do. This is the first in a 2 part series of simple advice for parents going through a divorce.

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