How are Assets Protected During a Divorce?

Sometimes spouses fear that their spouse will spend, retitle, or move assets while a divorce is pending.  Others fear that their spouse will incur large debts.  There are two main ways that Connecticut addresses this -- the first by preventing it from happening in the first place via the automatic orders, and the second by taking it into account when the property is divided at the end of the divorce. Read on to Read More

What Is Dissipation of Marital Assets?

Sometimes spouses fear that their spouse will spend, retitle, or move assets while a divorce is pending.  Others fear that their spouse will incur large debts.  There are two main ways that Connecticut courts can protect assets during a divorce.  The first attempts to preventing it from happening in the first place via automatic orders.  The second approach remedies it on the back end by taking it into account when Read More

How Does Infidelity Affect Property Division?

One of the questions we are asked at Freed Marcroft is how a spouse's infidelity impacts property division in a Connecticut divorce.  Discovering that your spouse has been unfaithful can be emotionally devastating, and may lead you to the decision to end the marriage. Connecticut law entitles you to a divorce that lets you start over. What is not so straightforward is to what degree infidelity affects property Read More

What Impact Does Adultery Have on Property Division in Connecticut Divorces?

Many people want to understand what impact adultery can have on property division in Connecticut divorces.  Confusion on this issue is understandable -- and the answer has changed significantly over the years. Please read on to learn more. What Impact Does Adultery Have on Alimony in Connecticut Divorces? To understand the impact alimony can have in Connecticut divorces, it's important to first understand that Read More

The Real Reason Prenups Are Good

Most people know that prenups allow future spouses to decide what will happen to their finances should they decide down the road to divorce.  But there some really important things that prenups do that most people don’t know. But before we get started, we want to make sure you know right up front that even though at Freed Marcroft we are divorce lawyers, what this isn’t is an article about ins and out of the legal Read More

What Can the Court Order in a Civil Restraining Order?

There are three main types of restraining orders in Connecticut -- also referred to as "protective orders."  The protective order that occurs in Family Court is called a Civil Restraining Order.  Please read on to learn more about what the court can order in a Civil Restraining Order. Background on Protective Orders There are three types of restraining orders or protective orders in Connecticut: (1) Civil Read More

How Do You Obtain a Civil Restraining Order?

There are three main types of restraining orders in Connecticut -- also referred to as "protective orders."  The protective order that occurs in Family Court is called a Civil Restraining Order.  Please read on to learn more about how to obtain a Civil Restraining Order from the Connecticut Family Court. Background on Protective Orders There are three types of restraining orders or protective orders in Connecticut: Read More

What are the Types of Restraining Orders?

There are three main types of restraining orders in Connecticut -- also referred to as "protective orders."  They apply to different people and occur in different situations.  The terminology overlaps and can be very confusing, so please read on to learn more and get clarity. Three Types of Restraining Orders There are three types of restraining orders or protective orders in Connecticut. Civil Restraining Read More

Can I Get Divorced Without Going to Court?

One of the questions we are most often asked by individuals thinking about a divorce is whether or not they will need to actually appear in Court. As with many family law questions, the answer is: It Depends! Read on to learn more. Four Categories of Divorces There are currently four different categories of individuals moving forward with a divorce. For individuals moving forward with a litigation approach, Read More

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day from our firm to you! With all the COVID-19 craziness we’ve experienced as a country and around the world this year, we know it probably feels more somber than festive, especially since most Independence Day fireworks (but not all) have been canceled in Connecticut. To find out how your town is handling this year’s July 4th celebration, click here.  Read More