March 24, 2020- Attorney Tom Beecher has published an article on the authority of Land Use Commissions in light of recent executive orders. Read the article here
THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT AND EMERGENCY LEAVE
March 20, 2020, Attorney Laura A. Goldstein has published an article on the impact of recent corona virus legislation on employment rights! Read More
REVIEW/CONSULTING COUNSEL IN DIVORCE MEDIATION: FRIEND OR FOE – By Eva DeFranco
February 26, 2020- Attorney Eva DeFranco has published an article on the role of review counsel in divorce mediations! Read More
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN CONNECTICUT SUPERIOR COURT CASE LAW REGARDING CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONS – By John Bowser, Esq. August 21, 2019 – Two recent decisions handed down by Connecticut Superior Court judges have raised issues which are likely to be of interest to Connecticut Condominium Associations, and those attorneys, property managers, board members, and unit owners who devote their time to the operation of condominiums within the state. Read More
ATTORNEY PUBLISHED ARTICLE ON HOMEOWNER LIABILITY – By John Bowser, Esq.
April 28, 2014 – Attorney John Bowser has published an article on homeowner liability for third-party injuries caused by ice on municipal sidewalks. Read More
CHANGES TO MINIMUM WAGE AND OVERTIME REQUIREMENTS FOR HOME CARE WORKERS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2015 – By Laura A. Goldstein, Esq.
The United States Department of Labor reports that there are almost 2,000,000 home care workers in this country. On January 1, 2015, the wage and overtime requirements for these employees and their employers will undergo significant changes. Read More
BEWARE OF BOILERPLATE LANGUAGE IN YOUR SEPARATION AGREEMENT – By Robert M. Opotzner, Esq.
Anecdotally, lawyers typically tell their clients that at least 90% of all Connecticut divorce cases get resolved without a full court trial, one way or another, with the entry of an uncontested divorce judgment, the terms of which are typically set forth in a written separation agreement. Read More
REVOCABLE LIVING TRUSTS: WHAT ARE THEY AND DO I NEED ONE? by Paula Boa Sousa, Esq.- August 21, 2014
A revocable living trust is an estate planning document that dictates to whom and how much of your assets are distributed during your life and at your death. Read More
THE IMPACT OF INHERITANCES by Robert M. Opotzner, Esq. – August 1, 2014
Robert M. Opotzner, Esq., a specialist in the field of family law practice, has written a new article on inheritance law in Connecticut. Read More
MAJOR CONSIDERATIONS IN CHOOSING A DIVORCE LAWYER by Eva M. DeFranco, Esq. This is the most important. If you do not have the confidence and trust in your attorney, you should not hire him or her. Find an attorney whose personality, style and goals are compatible with yours. Even among the best family lawyers, not every attorney is best for every client, or every type of case. Read More
THE AUTOMATIC ORDERS – PLUS! by Robert M. Opotzner, Esq. Upon the service of the appropriate papers in connection with a lawsuit in which a party seeks the dissolution of his/her marriage by divorce, legal separation, or annulment through the Connecticut Court system, Section 25-5 of the Connecticut Rules of Court automatically imposes certain orders which take effect at the commencement of the action (hereinafter referred to as the “CT Automatic Orders”). Read More
CAN THE PAYORS OBLIGATION TO PAY ALIMONY BE IMPACTED BY VOLUNTARY ACTS OF THE PAYOR – Robert M. Opotzner, Esq. At the time of the entry of a judgment dissolving the marriage of two people in Connecticut, the Court has the discretion of entering an order that either party pay alimony (the “Payor”) to the other party (the “Payee) in an amount and for a duration that it believes is fair and equitable. The Connecticut General Statutes (C.G.S.) set forth at section 46b-82 certain criteria that a Judge must consider in making its decision concerning alimony, whether it be pursuant to a decision rendered after a trial or approving of a settlement agreement submitted by or on behalf of the parties. Read More