How are assets divided in a divorce?

Different states have different laws regarding divorce. Here in Connecticut, the law dictates that couples who divorce divide their assets and debts fairly and equitably regardless of whether they go to court. What determines fair and equitable? This is not...

How to protect assets in a divorce proceeding

Research suggests that women tend to experience greater financial harm in the aftermath of a divorce. However, Connecticut residents of either gender may experience adjustments to their lifestyles after a divorce. Therefore, it is important to understand the potential...

Balancing child custody rights with a demanding job

Working parents may be concerned about faring badly in Connecticut custody disputes because of their jobs, particularly if the other parent stays at home with the children. However, it is not inevitable that the higher-earning parent will have to sacrifice time with...

When to settle and when to litigate in a divorce

People in Connecticut who are going through a divorce may want to try to reach an agreement through negotiation. When one spouse is making an unfavorable offer regarding property division and child custody and appears unwilling to budge, the other may need to decide...

Divorce and marriage rates decline in Connecticut

Divorce is becoming less common for many couples in Connecticut, although people are also less likely to get married as well. Over the last 10 years, nationwide divorce rates have declined by 19.55% across the country on average, while marriage rates have also...

The pros and cons of taking your divorce to court

When ending a marriage, many partners do their best to make the divorce process as easy and painless as possible, but sometimes that can be very difficult to accomplish. Disputes can arise over child custody and dividing assets when both parties cannot come to an...