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May 2014 Archives

Technology might affect Connecticut alimony disputes

People's use of cellphones other types of mobile technology are making it easier for forward-thinking family law attorneys to prove cohabitation. Many former spouses who are receiving support payments may rely on the relative difficulty involved in proving cohabitation accusations to shield them during contested alimony negotiations, but some family law attorneys are using cellphone location data to help improve a client's petition to stop spousal support.

3 Connecticut children found after Amber Alert

Police in Maine have taken a 32-year-old mother into custody after she failed to return her three sons to their father following a visit. The mother and father have joint custody of the children, but the children live in Vernon, Connecticut, with the father. The mother has visitation rights. She had recently moved back to Connecticut after spending time living in Maine.

Preparing children of divorced couples for international travel

As Connecticut readers may be aware, international travel provides great opportunities for children, but also great risks, particularly for children of divorced parents. As travel becomes more attainable, some divorced parents use an overseas vacation as a means to abduct children and keep them away from the other parent. There are some precautions that an ex-spouse can take to ensure that the children travel safely and return from their international trip. Parents are advised to consult with an attorney who has some knowledge regarding the laws of the places the children will be visiting. An attorney may help the non-traveling parent to protect his or her child custody and visitation rights.

Eliot Spitzer may pay out millions in divorce

Connecticut viewers who watched the announcement in 2008 that Eliot Spitzer was patronizing a high-priced call girl ring were probably more surprised that his wife decided to stand by him then than they are now that the couple has announced their divorce. However, life after the couple's high-asset divorce might be just fine for the former governor's wife, Silda, who stands to receive millions.

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