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June 2013 Archives

Compromise and impartiality in alimony settlements

Connecticut residents may be interested to learn of a divorce discussing spousal support that was recently written by a post-divorce coach. Her details about her personal emotional struggle with alimony may prove insightful to anyone who finds themselves in a similar circumstance.

Divorcing couples should understand the division of property

Couples in Connecticut who are considering getting a divorce might benefit from understanding just how their property is divided up in a divorce. The way that their assets are divided depends upon what type of assets they have. Generally, couples have separate assets and marital ones.

Working mothers face challenges to getting child custody

Child custody is a concern for families going through divorce. However, many divorcing Connecticut mothers find that societal changes mean moms no longer automatically get custody. Some 70.5 percent of mothers work, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and 30 percent of working wives out-earn their husbands. When mom is the primary wage earner and dad the primary caretaker, judges increasingly award child custody to the father.

Battle of the sexes against alimony in the United States

Divorced spouses in Connecticut and nationwide are debating the topic of alimony. A recent news story follows a New Jersey professor whom reported that his permanent alimony was forced upon him despite his divorce settlement. Similar cases have arose with retired divorced couples unable to pay their spousal support. His is one of the many whom believe spousal support was ordered to him despite his constitutional rights.

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