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National Parents Day

National Parents Day is the fourth Sunday of July every year. This year it will be celebrated on July 23, 2017.

Wolf & Shore understands just how important the role of being a parent is, and we would like to honor all parents on National Parents Day!

Being a parent isn’t easy, especially if you’re divorced or sharing custody of your children. Co-parenting isn’t always easy, but parents work through it for the sake of their kids.

If you’re a parent, make sure to celebrate you and all of your hard work. If you’re not a parent, appreciate your own and all that they have done for you. Parents consistently make sacrifices for their families, and they deserve to be recognized for that.

If you need help co-parenting, Wolf & Shore, LLC would be happy to help you come up with a plan that’s right for you. We can also refer you to a co-parenting counselor, if necessary. Please contact us for a confidential consultation today by clicking here, calling 203.745.3151, or emailing us at info@wolfandshorelaw.com.

Happy National Parents Day to all of the parents out there. You deserve it!

National Get Out of the Doghouse Day

It’s National Get Out of the Doghouse Day! Celebrated every third Monday in July, this day is about getting back on the right track.

If you’re in “the doghouse” at home, there are plenty of ways to try to get back into “the bighouse.” You could try being more attentive, and spending less time on your phone or social media.

Going to a place that holds meaning to you (and whoever happens to have put you in the doghouse) gives you a good opportunity to talk, address the situation at hand, and apologize.

Sending an appropriate gift is always a nice gesture! A card goes a long way as well. Hand written apologies are heart-felt, and appreciated. It shows that you are committed to fixing the issue!

Sometimes, solving problems at home isn’t as easy as a date night out and a card. Counseling may be necessary, and that’s very common. Seeking some help is never anything to be worried or ashamed about.

If you’re in the doghouse, don’t be afraid to put your best foot forward in trying to fix it. Happy National Get Out of the Doghouse Day!

 

Toss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day

Did you know that Toss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day is an actual holiday? It’s celebrated on the third Saturday of every month. This year, it’s recognized on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Toss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day is about helping yourself. It’s intended to help you let go of the past, and focus on the present. Things are always changing and opportunities are sometimes missed.  However, in most circumstances, the more that you can let go of the “could haves” and “should haves” and embrace the present, the better off you will be.

This is especially true for our family law clients. While many parents feel as though they “could have” or “should have” fought for something previously, or maybe “could have” or “should have” handled a co-parenting issue differently, the fact of the matter is that the time to do that has passed and the best way to handle any current issues is simply to be present in the here and now and focus on what you can do going forward.

It’s easy to lose focus and think about how you can improve your situation, or your child’s, going forward. Wolf & Shore can help you to re-focus your priorities and create a game plan to move forward. Let us help you toss away those “could haves” and “should haves” so that you can focus on what really matters.

Wolf & Shore is here to help! You can contact our office by clicking here to set up a confidential consultation, or you can reach us at 203.745.3151 or info@wolfandshorelaw.com.

Congratulations Attorney Shari-Lynn Cuomo Shore, on being selected to the 2017 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel!

Attorney Shari-Lynn Cuomo Shore, of Wolf & Shore, LLC, has been selected to the 2017 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. This is Attorney Shore’s second year being selected, as she received the same honor in 2016!

NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar, and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate. Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue-ribbon panel of attorneys with podium status from independently neutral organizations, and approved by a judicial review board as exhibiting virtue in the practice of law.

Due to the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in NADC. This elite class of advocates consists of the finest leaders of the legal profession from across the nation.

Divorce Magazine eNewsletter June 2017

This Divorce eNewsletter is brought to you by Wolf & Shore, LLC and Divorce Magazine.

Children and Divorce

The Habits of Successful Single Parenting 

Learning to go easy on yourself and focusing on the big picture will enable you and your children to make healthy adjustments.

http://www.divorcemag.com/newsletter-blog/habits-of-successful-single-parenting


Coping with Divorce 

The Stages of Divorce Grief 

When faced with the reality of divorce, you’ll likely experience grief that is similar to losing a loved one.

http://www.divorcemag.com/newsletter-blog/stages-divorce-grief

 

Divorce Process

Being Served with Divorce Papers 

The overwhelming question you’re likely to have after being served divorce papers is: what now?

http://www.divorcemag.com/newsletter-blog/being-served-divorce-papers


Divorce Recovery 

Enjoying Father’s Day Post Divorce 

Tips on how to enjoy Father’s Day, post divorce, with or without your kids.

http://www.divorcemag.com/newsletter-blog/enjoying-fathers-day-post-divorce

2017 Memorial Day DUI Roving Patrols & Sobriety Checkpoints for CT

The patrol and checkpoint information is organized by area of the state, district or troop, date and location.

WESTERN

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05/26/17 Roving Patrols – Route 8 Corridor between exit 37 in Watertown to exit 42 in Harwinton, Routes 6 & 64 in Woodbury, Routes 202 & 254 in Litchfield, Routes 7 & 341 in Kent, Routes 63 & 109 in Morris, Routes 45 & 47 in Washington, Routes 132 & 61 in Bethlehem, Route 4 in Burlington and Route 72 Harwinton

05/27/17 Roving Patrols – Route 8 Corridor between exit 37 in Watertown to exit 42 in Harwinton, Routes 6 & 64 in Woodbury, Routes 202 & 254 in Litchfield, Routes 7 & 341 in Kent, Routes 63 & 109 in Morris, Routes 45 & 47 in Washington, Routes 132 & 61 in Bethlehem, Route 4 in Burlington and Route 72 Harwinton

05/28/17 Roving Patrols – Route 8 Corridor between exit 37 in Watertown to exit 42 in Harwinton, Routes 6 & 64 in Woodbury, Routes 202 & 254 in Litchfield, Routes 7 & 341 in Kent, Routes 63 & 109 in Morris, Routes 45 & 47 in Washington, Routes 132 & 61 in Bethlehem, Route 4 in Burlington and Route 72 Harwinton

05/29/17 Roving Patrols – Route 8 Corridor between exit 37 in Watertown to exit 42 in Harwinton, Routes 6 & 64 in Woodbury, Routes 202 & 254 in Litchfield, Routes 7 & 341 in Kent, Routes 63 & 109 in Morris, Routes 45 & 47 in Washington, Routes 132 & 61 in Bethlehem, Route 4 in Burlington and Route 72 Harwinton

05/30/17 Roving Patrols – Route 8 Corridor between exit 37 in Watertown to exit 42 in Harwinton, Routes 6 & 64 in Woodbury, Routes 202 & 254 in Litchfield, Routes 7 & 341 in Kent, Routes 63 & 109 in Morris, Routes 45 & 47 in Washington, Routes 132 & 61 in Bethlehem, Route 4 in Burlington and Route 72 Harwinton

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05/26/17 Roving Patrols – Interstate 95 in New Haven area

05/27/17 Roving Patrols – Interstate 95 in Bridgeport area

05/28/17 Roving Patrols – Interstate 95 in Stamford area

05/29/17 Roving Patrols – Route 15 from New York State Line to Sikorsky Bridge

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05/26/17 Roving Patrols – Interstate 84 in greater Waterbury area and greater Danbury area

05/27/17 Roving Patrols – Interstate 84 in greater Waterbury area and greater Danbury area

B
05/26/17 Roving Patrols – Route 8 Limited Access Highway and Route 4 in Towns of Torrington and Goshen

05/27/17 Roving Patrols – Route 8 Limited Access Highway and Route 44 in Towns of Winsted, Barkhamsted and New Hartford

05/28/17 Roving Patrols – Route 7 and Route 44 in Towns of North Canaan, Falls Village and Norfolk

05/29/17 Roving Patrols – Routes 44, 202, 219 in Towns of Torrington, New Hartford and Barkhamsted

CENTRAL

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05/26/17 Roving Patrols – Within Greater Troop H patrol area

05/27/17 Roving Patrols – Within Greater Troop H patrol area

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05/26 /17 DUI Sobriety Checkpoint – Interstate 91 northbound exit 16 in Meriden. This will be in conjunction with the Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile Unit

05/27/17 Roving Patrols – Within Greater Troop I patrol area

05/28/17 Roving Patrols – Within Greater Troop I patrol area

05/29/17 Roving Patrols – Within Greater Troop I patrol area

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05/26/17 Roving Patrols – Interstate 95 from, and Routes 1 and 9 in Troop F patrol area

05/27/17 Roving Patrols – Route 9 and Route 66 in Middlefield

05/28/17 Roving Patrols – Interstate 95 and Route 1 and 9 in Troop F patrol area

05/29/17 Roving Patrols – Route 9 and Route 66 in Middlefield

EASTERN

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05/26/17 Roving Patrols – Interstate 84 and Routes 30, 32, 44, 74, 83, 190, 195 in towns of Ashford, Ellington, Mansfield, Somers, Stafford, Tolland, Union and Willington

05/27/17 Roving Patrols – Interstate 84 and Routes 30, 32, 44, 74, 83, 190, 195 in towns of Ashford, Ellington, Mansfield, Somers, Stafford, Tolland, Union and Willington

05/28/17 Roving Patrols – Interstate 84 and Routes 30, 32, 44, 74, 83, 190, 195 in towns of Ashford, Ellington, Mansfield, Somers, Stafford, Tolland, Union and Willington

05/29/17 Roving Patrols – Interstate 84 and Routes 30, 32, 44, 74, 83, 190, 195 in towns of Ashford, Ellington, Mansfield, Somers, Stafford, Tolland, Union and Willington

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05/26/17 Roving Patrols – Routes 6, 12, 14, 44, 97, 169, 197, 198 and Interstate 395 in towns of Killingly, Brooklyn, Thompson, Woodstock, Chaplin, Hampton, Eastford, Sterling, Putnam and Pomfret

05/27/17 DUI Sobriety Checkpoint – Route 101 at St. Joseph’s Church Parking Lot in Killingly. This will be in conjunction with the Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile Unit

05/28/17 Roving Patrols – Routes 6, 12, 14, 44, 97, 169, 197, 198 and Interstate 395 in towns of Killingly, Brooklyn, Thompson, Woodstock, Chaplin, Hampton, Eastford, Sterling, Putnam and Pomfret

05/29/17 Roving Patrols – Routes 6, 12, 14, 44, 97, 169, 197, 198 and Interstate 395 in towns of Killingly, Brooklyn, Thompson, Woodstock, Chaplin, Hampton, Eastford, Sterling, Putnam and Pomfret

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05/26/17 Roving Patrols – Routes 1, 2, 2A, 12, 32, 82, 85, 97, 117, 138, 164, 165 and 207 Interstates 95 and 395 in Sprague, Baltic, Voluntown, Griswold, Preston, Norwich, New London, Groton, Groton Town, Gronton City, East Lyme, Waterford, Stonington, North Stonington, and Montville.

05/27/17 Roving Patrols – Routes 1, 2, 2A, 12, 32, 82, 85, 97, 117, 138, 164, 165 and 207 Interstates 95 and 395 in Sprague, Baltic, Voluntown, Griswold, Preston, Norwich, New London, Groton, Groton Town, Gronton City, East Lyme, Waterford, Stonington, North Stonington, and Montville.

05/28/17 Roving Patrols – Routes 1, 2, 2A, 12, 32, 82, 85, 97, 117, 138, 164, 165 and 207 Interstates 95 and 395 in Sprague, Baltic, Voluntown, Griswold, Preston, Norwich, New London, Groton, Groton Town, Gronton City, East Lyme, Waterford, Stonington, North Stonington, and Montville.

05/29/17 Roving Patrols – Routes 1, 2, 2A, 12, 32, 82, 85, 97, 117, 138, 164, 165 and 207 Interstates 95 and 395 in Sprague, Baltic, Voluntown, Griswold, Preston, Norwich, New London, Groton, Groton Town, Gronton City, East Lyme, Waterford, Stonington, North Stonington, and Montville.

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05/27/17 Roving Patrols – Route 2, 6, 11, 32, 66, 82, 85, 87, 149, 203, 207, 316 and 354 in the towns of Andover, Bolton, Bozrah, Colchester, Columbia, East Haddam, Franklin, Hebron, Marlborough, Salem, and Windham

05/28/17 Roving Patrols – Route 2, 6, 11, 32, 66, 82, 85, 87, 149, 203, 207, 316 and 354 in the towns of Andover, Bolton, Bozrah, Colchester, Columbia, East Haddam, Franklin, Hebron, Marlborough, Salem, and Windham

Imputed Income for Child Support

Do you have a pending family law matter involving financial issues? Are you concerned that your partner is unemployed or underemployed and it will affect the final settlement? Just because a person isn’t currently working, or is not currently working in a field they had previously been in, does that mean that you need to be negatively affected by it. Earning capacity is often taken into consideration in divorces, custody and child support matters (as well as post-judgment modifications). If you have concerns about this issue, you should speak with your attorney and see if the opposing party can be imputed at minimum wage.

The term “imputed income” refers to the treatment of an individual’s income as if it is greater than what they are actually earning, and is usually based on a previously established earning capacity, prior work history or even minimum wage, as applicable. Imputed income is most commonly used in the determination of child or spousal support in family law matters. For example, if the court, when calculating child support payments, finds that one parent is unemployed, or underemployed (earning less than he or she is capable), the court may “impute” a minimum level of income to that parent.

Wolf & Shore, LLC is experienced in handling divorce, custody and post-judgment matters with imputed income. If you are in need of counsel, please contact us for a confidential consultation.

 

 

Why Do You Need A Compassionate Law Firm?

At Wolf and Shore LLC, we understand that you are usually calling us on one of your worst days. Whether you were just served with divorce papers, or you are thinking about separating from your spouse, whether you have lost a loved one, or maybe had a disagreement with your significant other about entering into a prenuptial agreement, we know that none of these things are easy. Even if you have finally made a decision to think about your estate plan, it may not be the most uplifting thought.

That’s why Attorney Shore and Attorney Wolf treat each client as a person, not just a matter. We understand that each person has a different story to tell, and different priorities. There isn’t one formula that fits every case. That’s why we let the clients drive the direction of their own matter, and we can adjust our tactics to best accommodate their goals.

At Wolf and Shore and LLC, we know that family matters, so we treat our clients like family. We address your concerns as soon as possible, and make sure that someone is always available for you. You can contact us for a confidential consultation.

Pets and Divorce

April 23rd, 2017 was National Pet Parents Day, and it was created to honor all dedicated pet parents across the nation with a special day of their own.  For more information on the history of the holiday, check out this article.

If you have pets and are going through a divorce, you may want to create an arrangement for your pets. Pets are treated as property in Connecticut, so a court generally will not entertain such arguments, but they usually will accept agreements incorporating pet visitation.  At Wolf & Shore, LLC, we know that if you have a pet, they are more like family than property, and often are part of some of the most sentimental issues in a divorce.

Wolf & Shore, LLC has negotiated many divorces involving pets, and has even created estate plans for pets. Did you know that you could set up a trust for a pet, just like you would a loved one? By doing so you can ensure that your pet is well taken care of and provided for no matter what.

If you are interested in a confidential consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us here at Wolf & Shore, LLC.

Wolf & Shore, LLC Newsletter April 2017