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A Practical Guide to Divorce in Connecticut

An essential resource for your family law practice

826 pages in 1 volume (printed book)
1st Edition 2014, with 2018 Supplement
© 2018 MCLE, Inc.
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An essential resource for any attorney who practices family law in Connecticut, A Practical Guide to Divorce in Connecticut takes you from the first meeting with a client who is considering dissolving their marriage all the way through posttrial motions and appeals. Learn how to fill out a financial affidavit; understand how to use experts to your best advantage, be able to explain to your client about the potential tax ramifications of a divorce and how alimony and child support payments will be treated; recognize the delicate issues involved when representing a child in a family matter, and know the circumstances when alternative dispute resolution options are a good option for your client.

Recent updates:

  • Update: December 2018

    Dear Subscriber:

    Thank you for choosing to update your practice resource library with the 2018 supplement to the 2013 first edition of A Practical Guide to Divorce in Connecticut.

    This supplement brings you key updates in law and practice since the first edition. Highlights include fresh guidance and information on the following topics:

    • meeting with a prospective divorce client for the first time, see chapter 1;
    • filling out a financial affidavit, see chapter 3;
    • understanding HUSKY (Health Care for Uninsured Kids and Youth), see chapter 9;
    • e-filing posttrial motions and appeals (see chapter 16); and
    • involving third parties in the alternative dispute resolution process (see chapter 21).

    We at MCLE | New England hope that you will continue to find this manual useful in your family law practice and in your law library. Thank you for your continued support.


    Alexis J. LeBlanc, Esq., Publications Attorney

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1 - The Initial Client Meeting (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 2 - Motion Practice for Temporary Orders (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 3 - Financial Affidavits (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 4 - Discovery (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 5 - The Definition of Property (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 6 - Alimony (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 7 - Child Support Basics (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 8 - Issues Relating to Children: Jurisdiction, Child Custody, Visitation, and Other Issues (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 9 - Health and Life Insurance (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 10 - Tax Considerations (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 11 - Pretrials (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 12 - Marital Separation Agreements (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 13 - Use of Experts (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 14 - Trial Practice Techniques (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 15 - Evidentiary Issues (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 16 - Appellate Procedure and Posttrial Motions (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 17 - Contempt (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 18 - Premarital Agreements (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 19 - Restraining Orders (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 20 - Representing Children in Family Court Custody and Visitation Disputes (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 21 - Alternative Dispute Resolution (Buy Chapter)


Hon. Barry F. Armata, Connecticut Superior Court, Bristol
Campbell D. Barrett, Esq., Pullman & Comley LLP, Hartford


Hon. Barry F. Armata, Connecticut Superior Court, Bristol
Carla A. Barone, Esq., Cohen Forman Barone LLP, New York
Campbell D. Barrett, Esq., Pullman & Comley LLP, Hartford
Kenneth J. Bartschi, Esq., Horton Dowd Bartschi & Levesque PC, Hartford
Renée C. Bauer, Esq., Bauer Law Group, LLC, Hamden
Kathryn Leigh Bissonnette, Esq., Brown Paindiris & Scott LLP, Glastonbury
Michael A. Blanchard, Esq., Suisman Shapiro, New London
Jonathan P. Budlong, Esq., Budlong & Budlong LLC, Hartford
Susan V. Busby, Esq., Law Office of Susan Busby LLC, West Hartford
Sheila S. Cascio, Esq., Law Offices of Sheila S. Cascio, Norwalk
Cheryl L. Cassella, Esq., The Hartford Financial Services Group, Hartford
Jacquelyn A. Conlon, Esq., Conlon & McGlynn, LLC, Westport
Alexander J. Cuda, Esq., Needle | Cuda, Westport
Steven R. Dembo, Esq., Berman Bourns Aaron & Dembo LLC, Hartford
Michele R. Dumesnil, Russell & Company CPAs, PC, West Hartford
Sandi Beth Girolamo, Esq., Flaherty Legal Group LLC, West Hartford
David W. Griffin, Esq., Rutkin, Oldham, and Griffin LLC, Westport
Kate W. Haakonsen, Esq., Brown Paindiris & Scott LLP, Glastonbury
Carmina K. Hirsch, Esq., Hirsch Legal, LLC, Shelton
Randa R. Hojaiban, Esq., Children's Law Center of Connecticut, Hartford
Jon T. Kukucka, Esq., Budlong & Budlong LLC, Hartford
Ellen B. Lubell, Esq., Law Offices of Ellen B. Lubell, Westport
Pamela M. Magnano, Esq., Flaherty Legal Group LLC, West Hartford
Linda L. Mariani, Esq., Mariani & Reck, New London
Justine C. Rakich-Kelly, Esq., Children's Law Center, Hartford
James G. Russell, Russell & Company CPAs, PC, West Hartford



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