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Office Locations

  • Wilton Office

    Address

    15 River Road,
    Suite 15 B,
    Wilton, Connecticut 06897

    Phone

    475-289-7801

  • Danbury Office

    Address

    83 Wooster Heights Road,
    Suite 125,
    Danbury, Connecticut 06810

  • Westport Office

    Address

    8 Wright Street,
    First Floor,
    Westport, CT 06880

    Phone

    475-289-7801

Testimonials

  • "Thank you so much for your guidance during a difficult process. Your support made it so much easier . . . and helped us maintain our post-divorce friendship and partnership as parents."

    - client
  • "I can’t thank you enough for your guidance during this process. It is overwhelming and you helped us navigate it all in a way that allowed us to move through it gracefully."

    - client
  • "Rosemarie was direct, compassionate, unbiased and extremely helpful. Would recommend for anybody looking to pursue mediation."

    - Client

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    It was a pleasure working with Rosemarie. She helped us through a difficult time to make the divorce process as stress free as possible. Would happily recommend her to others. She was also conscious of our budget being efficient to keep t...
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    Rosemarie made a difficult time a little easier. I appreciated her compassion and thoughtful explanations.

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    Rosemarie was very easy to work with. She walked us though the whole process, had answers to all of our questions and made everything as easy as possible.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Rosemarie was wonderful to work with during the mediation process. She was professional, knowledgeable and supportive which made the challenging and emotional experience of mediation much more manageable. Would highly recommend her to other...
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Very often spouses feel that they have lost pieces of themselves during their marriage. In this age of self-care and emotional evolution, a new trend is emerging where couples are choosing to live apart; many times, rather than divorcing. This lifestyle, known as "Living Apart Together" (LAT), is becoming increasingly popular.  

The New York Times recently reported that according to studies, there has been an uptick of married couples choosing to live apart. Close to four million Americans are opting to keep separate residences while remaining married.

There are several reasons why couples might choose to live apart. Some couples want to maintain a commitment to each other, but also want to preserve their independence and autonomy. For some it may be a way to maintain a long distance relationship or to accommodate work or other life circumstances.

Yet, for others, it may be a way to work through issues in their marriage without the pressure of living together.

Some are even contemplating this option as an alternative to divorce. Many couples realize that there are benefits to remaining married, while living separately. There is no need to divide assets and no waiver of estate rights. The ability to continue to file joint tax returns is also an added benefit.

Living apart, together can have its challenges. Communication and trust are key to making it work. Couples must be open and honest about their feelings and needs, and be willing to compromise and make sacrifices for the sake of their relationship. They also need to have a clear understanding of their expectations and boundaries, and make sure that they are on the same page about their future plans together.

While it may not be the traditional way of maintaining a relationship, living apart, together, can be a viable option for couples who want to stay together while preserving their individual freedom. It may also be a viable option for couples who desire to live apart but not wrangle with the financial complexities associated with divorce.

If you are considering whether Living Apart, Together would work for your family, consult an experienced attorney for assistance. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.