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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

Shari-Lynn Shore to Receive Young Lawyers Section Vanguard Award

HAMDEN ATTORNEY HONORED BY CBA

Shari-Lynn Shore to Receive Young Lawyers Section Vanguard Award

New Britain – The Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) is pleased to announce that Shari-Lynn Shore, of Wolf & Shore LLC in Hamden, is the 2017 recipient of the Young Lawyers Section Vanguard Award. The award is presented to a current or recent alum of the CBA Young Lawyers Section (YLS) Executive Committee who has made significant contributions to the CBA and YLS and assumed a leadership role without having served as an officer.

The award will be presented at the CBA’s annual “Celebrate with the Stars” awards celebration on April 13 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville.

Shore is a partner with the Hamden-based law firm of Wolf & Shore LLC where she focuses on family law. She is a 2008 graduate of Albany Law School. In addition to her work with Wolf & Shore LLC, Shore serves as assigned counsel for the Office of Chief Public Defender in Hartford, representing indigent clients in juvenile delinquency and child protection matters.

“Shari-Lynn Shore has distinguished herself as an emerging leader in the Connecticut legal community,” said Monte Frank, president of the CBA. “Her work with the Young Lawyers Section—as a non-officer—sets an example for others to follow and provides an important fresh voice to the goals of aspirations of both the YLS and the CBA.”

“Celebrate with the Stars” is dedicated to recognizing Connecticut’s top judges, lawyers, and professionals who make a difference through their work by demonstrating allegiance, dedication, conscientious service, commitment, and mentorship.

About the Connecticut Bar Association

The Connecticut Bar Association, founded in 1875, is the preeminent organization for lawyers and the legal profession in Connecticut. With its 70+ sections and committees, the CBA produces over 300 programs each year, including the Connecticut Legal Conference. The CBA is a non-profit member service organization dedicated to advancing the legal profession and the principles of law and justice.

 

Media Contact:

Alysha Adamo

Phone: (860)612-2008

E-mail: aadamo@ctbar.org

National Month of Military Children

April is the National Month of Military Children, which was established by former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger in 1986.

We often honor and thank our service members for their sacrifice, but we sometimes forget that their family members make sacrifices too. The children of military families often change schools multiple times throughout their lives, and go long periods of time without seeing one, or both, of their parents.

Being a child in a military family is extremely difficult, but even more difficult is being the child in the midst of a military divorce. Children are often the center of the debate in a divorce, but due to the military lifestyle of frequent moves and long deployments, finding a parenting plan that will work is even harder.

Wolf & Shore, LLC has handled many military divorces, and is even accredited by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs in Veteran Benefits.  If you or your spouse are in the military and getting divorced, contact us for a confidential consultation.

For more information on the National Month of Military Children, check out this article.

National Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 646,261 children are victims of child abuse or neglect across the nation per year.

The majority of child abuse cases stem from situations and conditions that are preventable. A community that cares about early childhood development, parental support, and maternal mental health is more likely to foster nurturing families and healthy children.

Wolf & Shore, LLC works as assigned counsel for the Office of the Chief Public Defenders to provide families with programs and services that help build parental resilience, and offer knowledge about parenting and child development.

Attorney Kristen Wolf & Attorney Shari-Lynn Cuomo Shore also take on private child protection and juvenile delinquency cases, along with guardianship matters in probate court where grandparents, or other relatives, often take on the parenting role for children. It is very important for children to grow up with strong support systems, and in a safe environment. If you are concerned about a friend, family member, or loved one, and think legal action may be necessary, contact us for a confidential consultation.

Protecting and defending children is a job for everyone. If you suspect a child in Connecticut is being abused or neglected, please call 1-800-842-2288.

If you’d like to read more about National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month check out this article.

 

 

National Ex-Spouse Day

April 14, 2017 is National Ex-Spouse Day. Some may scoff at the idea of a day to honor your ex-partner, but we’ve found there to be many reasons to appreciate them.

During a divorce, tension can be high, but it’s important for parents to work together when they are divorcing to help maintain a sense of normalcy for the children. The ultimate goal should always be to make it easier on them.

By appreciating and respecting your ex-spouse, co-parenting together will be much easier. Not being a couple doesn’t mean you can’t be a united front when raising your family.

You can check out this article for more information on National Ex-Spouse Day.

Wolf & Shore, LLC encourages co-parenting, and has partnered with Divorce Magazine to bring you this Divorce Magazine Co-parenting Guide.