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Category: Divorce Practice Areas

Postnuptial Agreements

Postnuptial Agreements

While some couples enter into prenuptial agreements before they get married, couples may choose to enter into a postnuptial agreement after they get married. This is a legal contract that outlines the division of assets, property, debts, and other financial matters in the event of a divorce or separation. It serves as a safeguard to […]

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The Intersection of Family Law and Estate Planning in CT│ Heidi Opinsky Law

<strong>The Intersection of Family Law and Estate Planning in CT│ Heidi Opinsky Law</strong>

Safeguarding Your Family’s Future with Proper Estate Planning Are you prepared to safeguard your family’s future in Connecticut? With divorce and separation regularly occurring in families, it’s more important than ever to have a comprehensive estate plan in place. Estate planning is a critical aspect of family law, allowing families to protect their assets and […]

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Stepparent Adoption in the Modern Family in CT│ Heidi Opinsky Law

<strong>Stepparent Adoption in the Modern Family in CT│ Heidi Opinsky Law</strong>

Exploring Stepparent Rights to Adoption and Solidifying Family Bonds Stepparent adoption is becoming increasingly common in today’s modern families, with blended families representing a significant portion of households in the United States. According to the Pew Research Center, 42% of adults in the country have a step-relationship, such as a stepparent, step- or half-sibling, or […]

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Unlocking the Complexities of Establishing Paternity in CT│ Heidi Opinsky Law

<strong>Unlocking the Complexities of Establishing Paternity in CT│ Heidi Opinsky Law</strong>

Navigating Paternity Issues in Connecticut Family Law: Establishing, Challenging, and Understanding Legal Consequences The question of paternity plays a critical role in many family law cases, as it directly influences child support, custody, and visitation rights. Statistics show that approximately 300,000 paternity tests are analyzed every year. (1) With such a significant number of cases, […]

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Understanding the Family Law Rights for Grandparents in NY│ Heidi Opinsky Law

<strong>Understanding the Family Law Rights for Grandparents in NY│ Heidi Opinsky Law</strong>

A Comprehensive Guide to Grandparents’ Rights in New York Family Law: Protecting Relationships and Advocating for Your Role In recent years, grandparents have played an increasingly significant role in the lives of their grandchildren. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 32.7% of grandparents in the United States are responsible for the basic needs of […]

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A Closer Look at Parental Alienation: What it is and How to Address it in Custody Cases│ Heidi Opinsky Law

A Closer Look at Parental Alienation: What it is and How to Address it in Custody Cases│ Heidi Opinsky Law

Have you been alienated from your child? Here’s what you need to know In New York, parental alienation is not explicitly recognized as a legal term or grounds for a claim. However, it can still be a factor that a court considers when making custody and visitation decisions. Parental alienation is a situation where one […]

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Grey Divorce: Navigating the Unique Challenges of Divorce Later in Life in CT│ Heidi Opinsky Law

<strong>Grey Divorce: Navigating the Unique Challenges of Divorce Later in Life in CT│ Heidi Opinsky Law</strong>

What you need to know about getting a divorce in your golden years Getting divorced early in your life after a few years of marriage is very different than choosing to start a new page in your life when you’re in your golden years. Surprisingly, there’s an increasing number of divorces in couples age 50 […]

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Parenting Plans and Child Custody Arrangements in NY│ Heidi Opinsky Law

<strong>Parenting Plans and Child Custody Arrangements in NY│ Heidi Opinsky Law</strong>

What you need to know about child custody and what to include in a parenting plan With over 12 million custodial parents in the United States, many parents have had to go through the struggle of splitting up and deciding who will get to spend more time with the children. (1) In most cases, the […]

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Social Media and Divorce: The Impact of Social Media on Family Law in CT│ Heidi Opinsky Law

Social Media and Divorce: The Impact of Social Media on Family Law in CT│ Heidi Opinsky Law

How social media is used in divorce and custody cases and the potential consequences Statistics show that 82% of Americans have a social media account. (1) With social media so highly used it’s expected that individuals will use it during all phases of their life, even during a divorce. However, what most people don’t know […]

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Spousal Maintenance, Alimony And Support

Spousal Maintenance, Alimony And Support

Spousal Maintenance, Support & Alimony in NY & CT Support for Alimony In NY & CT, Including Stamford, Greenwich, Westport And NYC Maintenance, support and alimony in NY & CT are different terms (used interchangeably herein), yet they all refer to the same thing: the forms of payment made from one party to another after […]

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How to Modify Child Support in NY & CT

How to Modify Child Support in NY & CT

After a court issues a child support order, it is important to remember that this order is not necessarily set in stone — you may be able to modify child support in NY & CT. After all, if there is one thing people can count on in this world, it is that nothing ever stays […]

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Health Care And Insurance Expenses

Health Care And Insurance Expenses

Child Support Health Insurance Expenses CT & NY Divorce Law Health Insurance Expenses For Children  At our divorce firm, we understand that no divorce case is ever straightforward and that CT & NY divorce law health insurance guidelines are complex. In fact, many divorce proceedings, especially those involving children of moderate- to high-means individuals, must […]

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College Expenses

College Expenses

Divorce College Expenses And Post-Majority Support In Connecticut And New York In Connecticut, the child support guidelines provide for a parent to support a child until he or she is 18 years or graduates high school, but not beyond 19 years of age, whichever last occurs. Pursuant to New York law, a noncustodial parent will […]

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Child Support Guidelines & Child Support Calculator In CT

Child Support Guidelines & Child Support Calculator In CT

During divorce, one of the most important things to consider is the well-being of your children ― both emotionally and financially — and a child support calculator in CT can help you do that. If you have questions regarding child support under either New York or Connecticut law, contact attorney Heidi E. Opinsky and her […]

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How Much Is Child Support In New York? Calculating Child Support In NY

How Much Is Child Support In New York? Calculating Child Support In NY

How much is child support in New York? During a moderate or high net worth divorce, many variables must be taken into account when calculating child support, making it an extremely complicated process. With more than 30 years of legal experience, attorney Heidi E. Opinsky understands the nuances and complexities of child support law. Indeed, […]

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Modification of Custody In NY & CT

Modification of Custody In NY & CT

When a marriage ends, you must make several important decisions regarding the well-being and best interests of your children ― including decisions related to child custody. You may need to consider the modification of custody in NY & CT. As time passes, however, circumstances may change in which your child’s best interests are no longer […]

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Child Relocation

Child Relocation

Child Relocation & Child Custody Lawyers in CT & NY Relocation with a Child in Fairfield County, CT or NY  As part of a divorce case, the matter of custody and visitation of any minor children is established at the time of the divorce. The issue of relocation of the custodial parent and the child […]

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Child Visitation

Child Visitation

Child Visitation Lawyer In Fairfield County Child Visitation In Fairfield County When parents of minor children go through a divorce, there must be a determination about who will get physical and legal custody of the children. If the parents are not able to arrive at an agreement, then the court will step in and make […]

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Retirement Division After Divorce

Retirement Division After Divorce

Division Of Retirement Benefits And Plans In Fairfield County When a couple who has been married for many years decides to dissolve the marriage, there are many different decisions that have to be made, whether by agreement or through the court. One of the points of contention for many high net worth earners is their […]

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Tax And Estate Considerations Of Property Division

Tax And Estate Considerations Of Property Division

Tax & Estate Considerations Of Property Division In Connecticut and New York Get Help From a New York Estate Planning Lawyer A couple who obtains a divorce in Connecticut or New York faces many changes in their lives, including the division of their property and assets. A New York estate planning lawyer like Heidi E. […]

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High Net Worth Divorce

High Net Worth Divorce

High Net Worth Divorce Assistance for Fairfield, CT; Manhattan, NY; All of New York and Connecticut Couples have spent years gathering assets during the course of a marriage. High-earning and high net worth couples with significant income and revenues may find themselves facing difficult prospects when obtaining a divorce. There are different classifications of assets […]

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Business Valuations And Assets

Business Valuations And Assets

Attorney for Business Valuation in CT & NY Heidi Opinsky Is an Attorney for Business Valuation in CT & NY Evaluating Assets In Greenwich, Stamford, Westport And New York City Business valuation in CT & NY makes a divorce inherently more complex. When a moderate to high net worth couple begins the process of getting […]

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Explaining Connecticut Marital Property Law & Property Division In Connecticut

Explaining Connecticut Marital Property Law & Property Division In Connecticut

Attorney for Marital Property Law & Property Division In Connecticut Going through divorce is certainly never easy, and it only gets more complex when significant assets are involved under Connecticut marital property law. If you are involved in a moderate or high net worth divorce, Heidi E. Opinsky and her colleagues can answer any questions […]

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How Is Property Divided During a Divorce In New York State?

How Is Property Divided During a Divorce In New York State?

Divorce in New York state can be a particularly contentious and complicated process ― especially when substantial assets are involved. The distribution and division of property during moderate and high net worth divorces can be challenging for a variety of reasons, including the fact that they often involve several types of property ― all of […]

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Child Support Lawyers

Child Support Lawyers

Child Support Lawyers Serving Fairfield, CT; Manhattan, NY; All of New York and Connecticut When a couple has made the difficult decision to get a divorce, one of the biggest concerns is maintaining the quality of life their children always have enjoyed after they have terminated their relationship and started two separate households. In order […]

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Property Division

Property Division

Property Division Lawyer Heidi Opinsky for Divorce in New York & Connecticut Divorce in New York and Connecticut can be complex. One of the most contentious parts of any divorce is the equitable distribution of property, in which the court strives to divide assets and liabilities fairly and equitably. When the divorce involves a moderate […]

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Spousal Maintenance, Alimony And Support

Spousal Maintenance, Alimony And Support

New York & Connecticut Alimony Lawyer Divorce Alimony Representation In Fairfield County Maintenance, support and alimony are different terms (used interchangeably herein), yet they all refer to the same thing: the forms of payment made from one party to another after separation, during the divorce process, and after the divorce proceeding has been finalized. New […]

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Child Custody Lawyers

Child Custody Lawyers

Child Custody Law Firm Serving Fairfield, CT; Manhattan, NY; All of New York and Connecticut A child custody lawyer can be a valuable asset to you during your divorce or separation. One of the most difficult parts of ending a marriage is deciding what is in the best interests of the children. This includes making […]

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Same-Sex Divorce

Same-Sex Divorce

Fairfield County Same-Sex Divorce Attorney While same-sex couples continue to fight for the right to get married in many states, same-sex marriage has been recognized in both Connecticut and New York for several years. However, as with heterosexual marriages, not all same-sex marriages will last ― some will inevitably end in divorce. When that happens, […]

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Enforcement Actions

Enforcement Actions

Enforcement Actions In Fairfield County Enforcing Divorce-Related Court Orders In Fairfield County And New York After a lengthy and often contentious divorce process, or during the midst of it, most people want to walk away and avoid any further conflict. However, there are individuals who refuse to comply with court orders and the final divorce […]

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Paternity

Paternity

Fairfield County Paternity Lawyer Acknowledgment of Paternity in CT & NY Acknowledgment of paternity in CT or NY may be necessary if a child is born out of wedlock or as the result of marital indiscretions. In either case, the paternity of such a child may be called into question and formal acknowledgment of paternity […]

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Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial Agreements for Fairfield, CT; Manhattan, NY; All of New York and Connecticut Protect Your Property and Assets Recognize the inherent value of protecting your property and estate with prenuptial agreements in NY and CT. Whether through careful estate planning, protective insurance policies, or other methods, safeguarding the income and property you have spent a […]

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Divorce Settlement Agreements

Divorce Settlement Agreements

Divorce Settlement Agreements for Fairfield, CT; Manhattan, NY; All of New York and Connecticut When circumstances have brought parties to the cusp of divorce, it often is difficult to imagine an amicably negotiated Connecticut divorce settlement agreement. However, this is exactly what might produce the best results, with the parties getting to determine what their […]

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Divorce Litigation and Divorce Alternatives

Divorce Litigation and Divorce Alternatives

Divorce Litigation Lawyer Serving Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Ridgefield & Wilton, CT; Manhattan & Westchester County, NY; & Beyond Understanding Divorce Alternatives Looking for a skilled divorce lawyer in the Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Ridgefield, and Wilton, CT or Manhattan and Westchester County, NY areas to help navigate your legal separation? You’ve come […]

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