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

How to Value the Family Home and Other Real Estate

The family home can be one of the most complicated parts of a divorce because it has such significant emotional and financial aspects.  The financial piece itself is complex because the home is the only financial asset that you also live in.  And, how to value the home isn't always immediately obvious to spouses. Read on to learn more. Real Property To rule that a divorce is final, Connecticut courts need to Read More

How is Property Valued in a Divorce?

Connecticut courts need to divide property between spouses in order to finalize a divorce.   To understand how property division works in Connecticut divorces, you need to understand how property is valued. Read on to learn more. Property Division Analysis Generally speaking, there are three stages of analysis when it comes to property distribution in a Connecticut Divorce. Definition - whether an item Read More

What’s the Definition of Property in a Divorce?

To rule that a divorce is final, Connecticut courts need to divide the spouses' property between them.   In order to understand how property division works in Connecticut divorces, you need to understand the definition of property. Read on to learn more. Property Division Analysis Generally speaking, there are three stages of analysis when it comes to property distribution in a Connecticut Divorce. Read More

What is an “All Property” Divorce State?

One of the key pieces of a divorce is the division of property.  An "all property" state -- like Connecticut -- allows courts to divide all of both spouses' property in a divorce. Read on to learn more. What is an "All Property" Divorce State? Some state laws establish two categories of property -- "separate property" and "community property."  Generally speaking, in those states, courts can distribute community Read More