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In-Depth Explorations of Family Law
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Ruel Ruel Burns Feldman & Britt shares our expertise with the community and those considering, or already involved in, divorce, custody, and other family law matters.

What are the Roles of Mental Health Professionals in Divorce?


A divorce is a foundational change that can create upheaval for all involved. Even if you were the one to initiate the divorce, the process and aftermath of dividing your household, finances, and family unit can create undue stress for you and, if applicable, your children. Given the high levels of stress, mental health professionals … Read more

5 Divorce-Related Resolutions for 2024

A new year is a new opportunity to make a fresh start. If you are considering divorce, going through the divorce process, or newly adjusting to post-divorce life, here are five tips for transitioning to a healthier, happier place this year.  Divorce Resolutions For The New Year  1.Shift your focus to future opportunities. Rather than … Read more

My Spouse Is Keeping the Home in the Divorce. Now What Happens?

When a couple who owns their own home gets divorced, what happens to the home is often a major issue in the divorce proceedings. In some cases, neither party wants or can afford to keep the home on his or her own, in which case it will be sold and the assets distributed equitably between … Read more

Who Gets the Home After a Divorce in Connecticut?

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For many people, one of the most difficult aspects of divorce is having to move out of their home and find a new place to live. Many people love their home, and in most cases, it’s their most valuable asset. If you are divorcing and you and your spouse cannot agree on who gets the … Read more

Divorce and Social Media: Less Is More

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If you are going through a divorce or involved in a child custody issue, you should be mindful about how you use social media and what other people post about you. Photos and comments that appear on sites like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and others could become evidence in your divorce or custody action and could … Read more

Who Gets the Pets in a Divorce?


Many people think of their pet as a member of the family. Not surprisingly, many divorces include emotional battles over who gets to keep the pet. If your relationship with your best friend is important to you, you need to understand how Connecticut courts deal with pets in divorce. How do courts consider pets in … Read more

The Role of Life Insurance in Divorce

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Life insurance can factor into a divorce case in Connecticut in several ways. If either you or your spouse or both of you hold a life insurance policy, here is what you need to know. Can I make changes to my life insurance policy while my divorce is pending in Connecticut? Once a divorce case … Read more

How can alimony orders be modified in Connecticut?

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Alimony orders are set by the court as part of an agreement in many divorces or after a hearing. Like other financial support terms of a divorce agreement, alimony can be revisited and modified in the future when there is a substantial change in circumstances. Modification of alimony orders may be requested either by the … Read more

What information must be disclosed in a divorce?

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As you go through the divorce process in Connecticut, you will be required to disclose certain information and documents to the other party. On the flip side, your spouse is required to disclose certain information and documents to you. Below is a closer look at the information and documents that must be made available, and … Read more