Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

I asked Dr. Sidney Horowitz (clinical psychologist) for some suggestions to offer parents who are in the process of separating or experiencing difficulty in their marriage and are trying to help their children with their struggles in dealing with Covid-19.   He offers the following: “Mild stress is of course unavoidable, and can indeed help to …

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Seven Guidelines for Parents Who are Divorced/Separated and Sharing Custody of Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic

I’d like to share the following guidelines which were written for parents who are divorced/separated and sharing custody of children during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Although they are written for parents who are in litigation– I feel they are relevant and offer sound advice to all parents in all stages of divorce. From the leaders of …

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The Importance of Retaining a Trained Mediator

In Connecticut, anyone can hang a shingle declaring themselves to be a Mediator. No licensing or training is required.  What?!? Would you go to an attorney who had not attended law school? A doctor who had not attended medical school? Of course not.  Why then trust the dissolution of your marriage to someone untrained in …

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My Ex Husband Got A Raise- Do I Get More Alimony Now?

 What is Alimony? When a couple gets divorced, it is not uncommon for one spouse to receive alimony payments from the other spouse for a specified period of time. The amount of alimony the supporting spouse will be required to pay will depend on a number of factors including the length of the marriage; each …

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Attorney Louise Zito Comments On New Divorce Law

Attorney Zito was asked to comment on Public Act No. 15-7 by the Connecticut Law Tribune. This law became effective on October 1, 2015 and will allow couples who have engaged in divorce Mediation or Collaborative Divorce to dissolve their marriage without waiting the 90 day time period required by statute. The law allows those …

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