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December 2012 Archives

Connecticut women risk loss of health insurance after divorce

In the early stages of divorce planning, many Connecticut spouses focus almost exclusively on the 'big ticket' issues in their particular divorce scenario. These issues are usually child custody and property division, and there is no doubt that these topics require a great deal of time and attention. However, there are a range of other issues that might seem trivial at first glance, but have the potential to become major financial concerns once the divorce is final.

Child custody case outcome: Medical marijuana not drug abuse

Parents in Connecticut may be aware of a widely publicized child custody battle that centers on a parent's right to the care and custody of their child while using legally prescribed medical marijuana. The child custody case began when a child protective services department brought an action against a father of a young child. The father's use of medical marijuana was stated as the basis for the claim that he could not adequately parent the boy.

Unusual divorce case involves absentee groom

Family courts in Connecticut and across the nation deal with a wide range of divorce proceedings. While many follow the 'traditional' lines of the divorce process, some present unique and sometimes even bizarre legal challenges to the table. One recent divorce case gives an excellent example of the types of issues that courts must determine.

Prioritizing divorce issues can ensure future stability

Connecticut residents who are going through a divorce can easily become overwhelmed by the range of decisions that need to be made and adjustments that are required. It can be difficult to know where to begin. However, when it comes to divorce issues, some items are simply more important than others, and finances rank at the top of the list. Being able to correctly prioritize can mean the difference between stability and uncertainty in months and years following the split.