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  • Filing for divorce...

    I will be filing for a divorce. I'm unclear about the financial affidavit. Do I have to submit this when I file. My partner and I have been filing our taxes "married/separately". Partner is behind filing taxes the past 2 years. What happens i...

    Alicia’s Answer

    No, Connecticut imposes a 90 day cooling off period after the filing of an action for divorce. It is at the end of this 90-day period that the parties will have to file financial affidavits (among other documents) on the case management date. As for the taxes, it is best to consult with an attorney who will review the specific facts of your case to determine the best course of action to handle the unfiled taxes.

    Alicia P. Chalumeau
    Chalumeau Law Group, LLC
    40 Richards Avenue, 3rd Floor
    Norwalk, CT 06854

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  • I dont want my kids father in thier life, what can i do?

    he is not a fit father

    Alicia’s Answer

    In Connecticut, terminating a parent’s parental rights means the complete severance by court order of the legal relationship, with all its rights and responsibilities (child support), between a child and his parent. If your children's father does not consent to this termination, you will have to present evidence at a hearing showing among other things that it is in the children's best interest to sever ties with their father. As the previous poster suggested, you will need very strong evidence (abuse, etc.) to meet this threshold, and this relief is rarely granted.

    To discuss the specific facts of your case, you should contact an attorney before beginning any legal action.

    Alicia P. Chalumeau
    Chalumeau Law Group, LLC
    40 Richards Avenue, 3rd Floor
    Norwalk, CT 06854
    (203) 604-6797

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  • My husband has not worked in several years because he's a drunk and I'm looking to get a divorce will I have to pay to support h

    He is just plain lazy and drinks away his life and I gonna have to support him even after the divorce I work a minimum wage job and have a child

    Alicia’s Answer

    Connecticut courts will consider several factors in determining whether to award a party spousal support. These factors include not only your income, but the court will consider additional factors such as the length of the marriage, the causes for the divorce, the age, health, station, occupation, vocational skills, and employability of each of the parties.

    It is best to consult with an attorney who will consider the specific facts of your case and provide you with advice BEFORE you begin litigation.

    Alicia P. Chalumeau
    Chalumeau Law Group, LLC
    40 Richards Avenue, 3rd Floor
    Norwalk, CT 06854
    (203) 604-6797
    www.chalumeaulawgroup.com

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  • Can I refuse to pay alimony & health benefits to my wife whose divorcing me. We don't have kids together. We've been married 9

    Years but now living in diff state. She's in bridgeport ct. & Im in Florida.

    Alicia’s Answer

    In addition to the responses above, and the issue of jurisdiction aside (assuming Connecticut does indeed have jurisdiction over you to make certain financial orders), please also be aware that once you have been served with a summons and complaint certain "automatic orders" are immediately in effect. These orders pertain to medical/health benefits and prohibit you from making any changes to the existing benefit designations.

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