Divorce & Family Law in Connecticut

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

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

Can I Get Divorced During the Coronavirus?

What does COVID-19 mean for my Connecticut divorce matter? Are the Connecticut Family Courts still closed?  The Connecticut Family Courts remain closed for in-person proceedings except for “Priority 1 Matters” which include domestic violence matters and emergency custody applications.  You do not need to appear for previously scheduled in-person hearings or trials in Court at Read More

How Does the Coronavirus Impact Your Custody Orders?

During Hurricane Sandy, many of us lost our electricity and running water for more than two weeks.  I had a client who unfortunately was in that situation.  She was the custodial parent of a 10-year-old girl.  Her ex-husband had since remarried, and he and his wife had a home in the Cape which had not Read More

Cohabitation – Will Alimony End?

What are the cohabitation laws in CT? 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 Read More

How Does Coronavirus Impact Your Alimony and Child Support Orders?

How Do I Pay My Alimony and Child Support Obligations if My Income is Significantly Reduced as a Result of the Coronavirus Pandemic? The nationwide economic upheaval caused by the COVID-19 epidemic is significantly impacting families. Moms and dads have lost their jobs, their work hours have been significantly cut, they have not received expected Read More

Communicating With Your Ex In The Time of Coronavirus

Communicating with your ex during these extra-ordinary times when children are not in school, parents are not at work, extra-curricular activities are cancelled and parents may have diminished or lost incomes, effective communication between parents is essential.  How do you resolve conflict when divorcing or ex-spouses don’t get along, don’t trust each other, there is Read More