Irene C. Olszewski, Esq. | April 28, 2011
In the case Bedrick v. Bedrick, released on April 26, 2011, the Connecticut Supreme Court set forth, for the first time, the applicable legal standards for postnuptual agreements in this state. According to the Court:
“Because of the nature of the marital relationship, the spouses to a postnuptial agreement may not be as cautious in contracting [...]
Irene C. Olszewski, Esq. | April 26, 2011
When a person is contemplating divorce, he or she is often shocked at which assets are actually “up for grabs” when the marital pot is being divided. Bank accounts, stocks, pensions, IRAs, real estate, cars … these are just some of the assets that may come into play.
If you do not have a prenuptial agreement [...]
Irene C. Olszewski, Esq. | April 19, 2011
I’ve posted before about the importance of being rational and fair when negotiating a divorce settlement. Too often, people allow anger to cloud their judgment and by the time the divorce goes to judgment, the battle is in full swing. Couples that might have remained friends end up bitter enemies. The children [...]
Irene C. Olszewski, Esq. | April 14, 2011
Ah, catchy title, right? I knew I’d hook you with that one. Seriously, though, I do have a point.
A few years ago, I represented the wife in a fairly straight forward divorce action in which she was the Plaintiff (meaning she initiated the divorce). The couple had been married 27 years — [...]
Irene C. Olszewski, Esq. | April 12, 2011
A Will (Last Will & Testament) is a legal document that directs how your estate (personal possessions, money, real estate) are distributed after your death. It’s an important document because it allows you final control over the things in your life that you worked so hard to acquire.
I’ve posted on the topic here before but [...]
Irene C. Olszewski, Esq. | April 7, 2011
It really irks me when someone who is ordered to pay child support refuses to pay it when they are able. It irks me even more when the person obligated to pay child support uses the weak excuse that the other parent doesn’t deserve the money. Sorry, but the money is intended to support the [...]
Irene C. Olszewski, Esq. | April 6, 2011
People who go through contentious divorces often complain about how much it coss them from start to finish. When couples (or at least one of the parties) refuse to be reasonable, the bill certainly does add up.
For anyone contemplating divorce, however, take heart. At least you don’t reside in Sangeorgiu de Mures, Romania. To [...]
Irene C. Olszewski, Esq. | April 5, 2011
The Judiciary Committee ran out of time before voting on HB 6599: An Act Concerning Discrimination and is supposed to be voting on it this week. The text of the bill includes gender identity or expression in its anti-discrimination language.
Of great concern are proposed amendments to the Act which would allow a teacher who [...]
Irene C. Olszewski, Esq. | April 1, 2011
I am a strong advocate of collaborative divorce over litigation for several reasons, the main being that I don’t think divorce ought to become a bloodbath and the collaborative process focuses on civility and cooperation. Apparently, some Colorado brewers favor the collaborative process over litigation, as well. We’re not talking divorce, of course … but [...]