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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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What Options Do I Have When My Marriage Is Not Working?

There are many reasons why marriages break down over time. Spouses grow apart, financial concerns put far too much stress on the relationship, addictions cause strife or spouses may turn to cheating. When a marriage is not working and a spouse wants out, many choose divorce. While divorce is still the best choice for many, […]

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I Am Not a Parent, But Can I Still Obtain Visitation Rights?

Many children are lucky enough to have grandparents, siblings, stepparents, aunts and uncles and other family members and friends take an active role in their lives. Unfortunately, these key relationships often get disrupted when parents divorce. Although in an ideal world, both parents would seek to encourage these relationships when they benefit the child, sometimes […]

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Wineries Support Gay Marriage Rights, But Rights Still Limited Across America

In the growing debate over gay marriage, the latest voice comes from an unexpected source: winemakers. Winemakers everywhere from Sonoma, California to Chicago to the Burgundy region of France have started to support gay marriage though wine sales. One of the most recent activists is Stein Family Wines, who launched a red blend called Same […]

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When Divorce Hits Home

When a marriage ends by divorce, legal separation or annulment, one of the most important issues is division of property between the spouses. With the economic downturn, many couples find that their most valuable asset is the marital home. Because of this, the division of marital property and the marital residence is paramount in divorce […]

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How to Obtain a Protective Order Against Family Violence

For individuals who are in danger of being injured by a family or household member, family law attorneys and the courts can help provide protection through restraining orders. A restraining order in Connecticut is a civil order that may be issued by the court even if an alleged abuser is not arrested. To apply for […]

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How Prenuptial Agreements Help Couples Avoid Divorce

Divorce between spouses of all ages, having marriages of all lengths, is common in Connecticut and noted to be rising in the United States and in many countries throughout the world. According to a recent study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, many factors affect the likelihood of eventual divorce. The study, funded […]

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Understanding Custody, Relocation and the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act

Child custody is one of the most emotionally-charged issues in a divorce. Decisions such as how the children will be raised, where they will go to school, their religious upbringing, where the children will live and how the parents will split parenting time are often hotly disputed. When parents live in different locations – especially […]

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Appealing a Divorce Order When There is Fraud or Mistake

When Bob Simms of Greenwich, Connecticut and his wife Donna divorced in 1979, Simms was ordered to pay alimony. This arrangement worked for several years before both parties sought to modify the order. Since then, the couple has fought all the way to Supreme Court three times. Now, according to the Claims Journal, Simms has sued […]

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How to Modify a Custody Order

Custody arrangements may cease to work out for parents and children for a variety of reasons, including a parent’s job loss, relocation and changes in the children’s needs. When you have a post-divorce custody or visitation order made by a Connecticut court, you may still be able to change it. When simple visitation issues are […]

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