Evidence in Connecticut Divorces
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by Meghan Freed
5d ago
Evidence is anything that helps to prove that something is or is not true.  Read on to learn how evidence works in Connecticut divorces. Discovery Evidence gets shared between the parties via a process called “Discovery.”  The idea is that all parties have access to the evidence that might be presented at trial well prior to trial.  This is intended to avoid one of the things you see on tv and in the movies – where one side surprises the other with new evidence mid-trial.  Lawyers call this “trial by ambush,” and it makes much better fiction than reality. Instead, discovery ..read more
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How Not to Screw Up the Attorney-Client Privilege During Divorce
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by Meghan Freed
5d ago
The attorney-client privilege is one of the most critical tools in your relationship with your divorce lawyer — you don’t want to screw it up. Because of the attorney-client privilege, you can be completely candid with your attorney, which allows her to do her best job for you.  If you hold back information from your attorney, there’s a good chance the other side will reveal it.  Sharing information with your lawyer right from the start – even (or especially!) when you’re embarrassed by it – allows your lawyer to build a proactive strategy to address it rather than be forced to ..read more
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Should I Tell My Divorce Lawyer Everything?
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by Meghan Freed
5d ago
Divorce and family law matters are inherently personal.  Sometimes there are details that you would rather not discuss with anyone, including your lawyer.  And in some cases, you might think that you are actually helping your case by trying to keep things secret – even from your attorney. Not telling your divorce lawyer all important, relevant information is bad idea.  It can create problems and avoidable expenses down the road. Read on to learn more. What Types of Things Should You Share With Your Lawyer? Tell your lawyer everything important about your divorce – the good, the ..read more
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Attorney-Client Privilege and Divorce
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by Meghan Freed
5d ago
It’s critical to understand the attorney-client privilege if you’re getting divorced in Connecticut.  It has a big impact.  Read on for more. Definition of Attorney-Client Privilege Certain information and documents must be shared with the other side in a divorce.  The Connecticut Code of Evidence and the Practice Book lay out what they are. Relevant evidence must be disclosed and is “admissible.” “Admissible” means that the court can allow it to be used as evidence in your divorce. Relevant Evidence and Exceptions in Divorce The definition of “relevant” alone takes months to co ..read more
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Privacy During Divorce
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by Meghan Freed
5d ago
Many people are concerned about privacy during a divorce.  There are two types of information to consider.  First, there’s information to which both sides are entitled.  You can create significant problems for yourself if you improperly handle that evidence.  That said – there are also some types of information that you can legitimately keep private in a divorce.  It’s important to know what you can keep confidential – and how to avoid inadvertently putting it into play. Read on to learn more. What Is Your Ex Entitled to During Divorce? The legal term for the facts and ..read more
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Should I Bring a Friend or Relative to My Meeting With My Divorce Attorney?
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by Meghan Freed
1w ago
Some people wonder whether they should ask their divorce attorney whether they can bring a family member or friend to their meetings with their lawyer.  You can understand why — divorce can be overwhelming, especially in the beginning stages.  But is it a good idea to have a third person present? Read on to learn more about the pros and cons. Benefits of Bringing Someone With You to Your Meeting With Your Divorce Lawyer Benefits to having a friend or relative at their meeting with their divorce attorney tend to fall into two categories: Emotional Support Divorce is stressful, espec ..read more
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Using EAR Statements to Solve Problems With Your Ex During Divorce
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by Meghan Freed
1w ago
We all get upset sometimes.  When we are in the middle of a divorce, we tend to get more upset than usual. It’s okay. Emotions are a critical part of our humanity and part of what makes life beautiful.  But we also need to avoid the problems that come with being too upset.  One of the things about emotions is that they are contagious.  If you’re in a good mood, you can bring people up.  On the other hand, if you’re irritable, you can bring people around you down. When we harness the contagiousness of emotions to help calm each other down when we are upset or angry, we ..read more
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One Question to Ask When Deciding to Divorce
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by David Brenton
1M ago
Many people considering divorce get stuck considering whether to end their marriage and don’t choose — sometimes for years or even decades. In his book Essentialism, Greg McKeown writes about how when was in the middle of his first year of law school, he answered the question “If you could do only one thing with your life right now, what would you do?” What struck him was that his answer wasn’t “law school.” “That’s when I realized that in sacrificing my power to choose I had made a choice—a bad one. By refusing to choose “not law school,” I had chosen law school—not because I actually or act ..read more
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How Long Will It Take Me To Get Divorced?
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by Freed Marcroft
2M ago
The post How Long Will It Take Me To Get Divorced? appeared first on Freed Marcroft LLC ..read more
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Kristen Marcroft and Meghan Freed to Participate in Connecticut Bar Association Panel “Recent Developments in Marriage Equality and Some Practical Implications for Practitioners”
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by Freed Marcroft
2M ago
Kristen Marcroft will be a panelist and Meghan Freed will moderate a panel the Connecticut Bar Association LGBT Section is presenting with support from the Young Lawyers Section on February 5, 2015. Attendees of “Recent Developments in Marriage Equality and Some Practical Implications for Practitioners” will learn how recent developments in marriage equality law impact attorneys who practice in the areas of family, estate, tax, and immigration law. Other panelists include Leslie I. Jennings-Lax of Lax & Truax, LLC, and Kenneth J. Bartschi of&nbs ..read more
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