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July 2015 Archives

Ashley Madison hack raises questions about infidelity and divorce

The recent Ashley Madison hack revealing the names of some members of the "marital affair" website has many people talking. The topic has inspired discussions ranging from its use as divorce grounds to its effect on divorce litigation. The hack has prompted many people to think about whether cheating may or may not affect divorce in the long run, and if does have an effect, how so.

How the law views property before and after divorce

There is an interesting shift in the way that the law views your property before and after a divorce in Connecticut. After you split up, the court may decide who gets what, splitting everything that you own between you and your spouse. To put it lightly, the law has a huge say in what you own, what your spouse owns and how ownership continues after your marriage ends.

Child custody issues: The role of a Connecticut guardian ad litem

In particularly contentious Connecticut child custody disputes, the parents may hear the term guardian ad litem in discussions about their children. Often, this instills fear into both parents, especially the word guardian as it seems to imply someone else may become responsible for the children. One way to see the positive elements associated with a guardian ad litem is to learn more about the role he or she fills for children of divorce.

Are my alimony payments tax deductible?

This blog has discussed Connecticut spousal support issues before, but in the interests of clarity and simplicity, it never hurts to revisit the topic. While taxes matter to both spouses, the spouse responsible for paying alimony often feels he or she has a greater stake in the matter. Specifically, the payer may wonder whether the amount paid in alimony can be deducted on their tax returns.

Preparing yourself for a possible child custody battle

Often, parents tend to focus on the legal issues of child custody during divorce and other proceedings. They want to make sure they have covered any possible legal situation that may arise during their case. It is a wonderful idea to ready oneself for any legal issues that may arise, but parents can also prepare for child custody proceedings in other ways. This is especially useful in contentious cases that have the potential to become an all-out battle.

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