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July 2013 Archives

Divorcing in the Internet age

Connecticut residents who are considering divorce may want to be careful about what they share online. It has become common practice for employers to screen candidates by looking at social media profiles, but online data may also be used in a high asset divorce case. Information about infidelity, partying and drug use can be used to cast an individual in a negative light when someone is dissolving their marriage, and people should proceed accordingly.

Prenuptial tips from 'Fox and Friends'

Connecticut residents might be interested to hear some prenuptial tips that were discussed on 'Fox and Friends." According to 'Fox and Friends," approximately 45 percent of first marriages end in divorce, and most first marriages do not have prenuptial agreements. In fact, most people who do get prenuptial agreements fall into one of two categories. They are either people who are on their second marriages or people who are getting married later on in life.

Timing of divorce and bankruptcy

Connecticut readers might be interested to know that timing is a big issue when deciding how to handle circumstances involving divorce and bankruptcy. It is important to understand that bankruptcy is a window of opportunity that divorce can have a profound impact on. Sources suggest that filing for bankruptcy is best done before filing for divorce, but other issues, such as a looming foreclosure, may complicate the timing.

Alimony may be undergoing important changes

Spouses in Connecticut who are contemplating getting a divorce might be interested to hear that alimony might not be the way it was once. Traditionally, when a court ordered a spouse to pay alimony to his or her ex, it was for the rest of his or her life. However, nowadays, many people are beginning to question whether or not that view is fair or not. In fact, many states are now beginning to consider reforming their laws to make it so that a spouse does not necessarily have to pay alimony for the rest of his or her life.

Asset division during a divorce

Connecticut residents who divorce often have a number of things to think about, including where they will live, who will get custody of their children and how assets will be divided during the divorce. The issue of property division is a major concern for many people because it will have a large impact on their future. This is why it is important that individuals ensure they know the value of items that are being divided during a divorce and that they have the right mindset during the negotiation process.

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