Divorce & Family Law in Connecticut

Divorce & Family Law Connecticut - Dori Ellen Feltman Attorney at Law

Gardening With Kids

GARDENING WITH KIDS: As many of you know, when I get home after work my favorite thing to do in the Spring and Summer is to change into some old clothes, throw on a pair of gloves, grab a shovel and start working the dirt in my vegetable and flower gardens.  I thought I would Read More

Will Child Support Enforcement Take My Tax Refund or Third Stimulus Check?

What is the Treasury Offset Program “TOP”?  The TOP collects delinquent debts such as child support arrears from tax refunds, certain economic stimulus payments and social security payments.  When you have a child support arrearage, the TOP helps Child Support Enforcement collect the debt by holding money back from a Federal payment to the debtor.  Read More

Cohabitation – Will Alimony End?

What is Connecticut’s cohabitation law? Conn. General Statutes §46b-86(b), the so-called “cohabitation statute”, was enacted by the legislature to correct the injustice of making a party pay alimony when his or her ex-spouse is cohabitating with another person, without marrying, for the purpose of preventing the loss of the alimony support order. The statute does Read More

Will I Lose My Medical Insurance Once I’m Divorced?

Once a divorce is finalized, employer-sponsored medical insurance plans do not allow the employee to continue to maintain medical insurance for his or her former spouse.  With some insurance plans the former spouse’s insurance will remain in effect until the end of the month following the date of divorce. With other plans the insurance will Read More

Connecticut Has Changed Its Travel Restrictions For Minors Travelling Pursuant to a Custody Order!

Just recently, Connecticut modified its travel restrictions for children travelling between households from an “affected state” such as Massachusetts to Connecticut pursuant to a custody order.   Previously, Connecticut did not exempt minors travelling to Connecticut from having to quarantine in Connecticut for 10 days or test negative for Covid within 72 hours of entering Connecticut.  Read More

Will Divorce Mediation Work for Me?

With the Courts being closed for in-person business, and with virtual hearing dates delayed because of the backlog in cases needing attention, some families are turning to mediation to resolve their divorce.  As a family law practitioner, I will share some of my thoughts on the mediation process and whether mediation will work for you. Read More

Parental Conflict and the Start of School During COVID-19.

Please click on the hyperlink to the Connecticut Post article in which I was quoted as a legal expert discussing school-related parental conflict and other parental issues during COVID-19.  Many parents are feuding over back to school plans.  In some cases school districts are requiring court orders where parents disagree on whether the children should Read More

Update on the Connecticut Family Courts

Are the Connecticut Family Courts Open for In-Person Business? The Connecticut Family Courts remain closed for in-person hearings except for Priority 1 matters which include domestic violence and emergency custody cases. Are the Connecticut Family Courts Open for Virtual Hearings?      The Connecticut Family Courts are beginning to schedule short hearings using the virtual platform Microsoft Read More