Recent Blog Posts

When the New Year Brings Divorce

For many, this holiday season brought recognition that the party is over and so is the marriage. If you are considering divorce in Connecticut as the new year begins, you are not alone. The first quarter of the year is inherently the season of change. Out with the old and in with the new applies to exercise habits, […]

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Thinking About Divorce Over 50? You Are Not Alone

Always an adventurous generation, more and more people born during the Baby Boom years between roughly 1946 and 1964 are calling it quits on long-term marriages. Why? Research cites several reasons. A well-known research paper from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green University cites a number of facts about divorce over 50, […]

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Study Finds Money Arguments May Predict Divorce

While it may come as no surprise, a recent study suggests couples who argue about money may be more likely to face divorce down the road. In the latest research to explore the connection between money stress and marital dissatisfaction, a Kansas State University researcher found money arguments are the leading factor in predicting the likelihood of […]

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Enforcing Orders for Child Support

The state of Connecticut looks to both parents, married or not, to support the physical and emotional well-being of their children. A divorce cannot be granted until issues of child custody and financial support are settled. Even then, you may have difficulty collecting child support ordered by the court. Understanding services available to help you […]

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Getting Asset Division Off the Ground: Dividing Digital Property

One of the issues during divorce is division of the marital estate. As more people invest money online, the division of digital services and property becomes a bigger dilemma. In Connecticut, property and assets of the marital estate are divided equitably by the court. This means, absent an agreement created by the divorcing couple, the court divides […]

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Money: Five Tips for Going It Alone

Consider these thoughts on budgeting and money management issues during and after divorce: Two people live less expensively than one. During separation, it is likely two households are needed with double the expenses. Look closely at your household budget now to determine how, or if, two households could be a reality with your current joint income. Speak […]

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Should You Date During Your Divorce?

Is divorce the right time to restart your personal life? Ending a marriage can be long and emotionally draining. There is no question that divorce is a good time to reconnect with friends, build a support network and let yourself receive help and association offered by family and others. Whether you should date is a […]

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Should Contested Custody Matters Destroy Financial Stability?

In July of this year, Connecticut established a special task force to investigate the grim financial realities forced on parents of minor children involved in protracted custodial matters. While most couples work through divorce with relative speed, high-conflict couples may spend two or more years litigating divorce and custody issues. Although the difficulty often lies […]

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Being Smart about Social Media During Divorce

Even amicable divorce is rarely simple. During the process of dissolution feelings and finances come into play, and when an estranged spouse and a new love are tagged in a picture on Facebook, more than sparks can fly. Consider these points about social media and divorce: Information and content on Facebook are produced and used in […]

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Will Mediation Work for You?

The Flaherty Legal Group LLC has represented family law clients throughout West Hartford for decades. Our clients and the people they refer to our practice understand our commitment to finding the best outcome possible for those moving through divorce or custody issues. For some couples, mediation is a good option. How do you know if […]

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