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Bellenot & Boufford, LLC

Family Law

The Law Firm of Bellenot & Boufford: Serving Connecticut Since 1990

Child Custody/Visitation
  • Legal Custody
  • Physical Custody
  • Parenting Plans
  • Supervised Visitation
  • 3rd Party Visitation

Bringing the Motion for Contempt:  It’s beyond frustrating when you go through all of the trouble to get an order and then someone does not follow it.  To add insult to injury, you have the burden of proving that the order was clear, that the other party had the ability to comply with the order and did not comply.  This takes time and money.  It’s not fair but it is necessary to protect your interests.

  • How to Enforce Court Orders
  • How to Defend Against Contempt Charges

Most orders of the court are modifiable upon a substantial change in circumstance.  Property orders are normally not able to be modified.  Orders regarding children are almost always able to be modified.  The ability to modify alimony and some other orders depend on the language of the original order and the circumstances.  We can review your order, evaluate your situation and advise you on what can be modified, how it can be modified and what you have to prove to best present your case for modification.  And if you are fighting a modification, we can help you with that too.

  • How to Change an Existing Order
  • How to Fight a Request to Change an Existing Order

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) method for settling divorce or other legal matters. It involves both parties settling on the details of their divorce with a neutral mediator going between the parties to facilitate the negotiation.

Pre-Marital Agreements

Premarital agreements, also referred to as Prenuptial Agreements, often address substantial rights and waivers on the part of both parties. It is an agreement that should be carefully negotiated and reviewed well in advance of the marriage.  Too many people treat the prenuptial agreement as a last minute detail to complete prior to the Big Day.  Weeks away from the wedding is not the ideal time to be negotiating a premarital agreement.

Post-Marital Agreements

Postmarital Agreements, also known as Postnuptial Agreements, are similar to Premarital Agreements except that they are executed AFTER the marriage instead of before.  They are valid and enforceable but, when challenged, they are looked at with a bit more scrutiny by the courts.  Why would courts be more suspect of a financial agreement made by married people compared to a financial agreement made by an engaged couple?

Restraining Orders/Domestic Violence

There are two main types of orders of protection. A Protection Order is criminal in nature and a Restraining Order is civil in nature. We handle all cases related to these two types of Orders of Protection.

COVID-19 and Family Court Changes – 4/17/2020

The judicial branch, like all of us, is still working to navigate through this pandemic.  Up until recently, the courts were only addressing Priority 1 matters.

COVID-19 Case Study – Emergency Ex-Parte Order of Custody

I was in court this past Friday, April 3, 2020, defending against an emergency ex-parte order that the Court issued about a week prior.

COVID-19 & Parenting Time – Should visitation be suspended?

Among the many questions my current and prospective clients have at this time, the biggest and most immediate concern regards visitation.

COVID-19 & Pending Legal Matters – Do we just have to wait?

As many already know, the Connecticut courts are only scheduling and hearing matters identified as, “Priority 1 Business Functions.”

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