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April 2014 Archives

Determining post-divorce pet custody

A divorcing pet owner in Connecticut may have many questions pertaining to what the best strategic options may be to help ensure that his or her pets are treated respectfully throughout the process and that the spouse who cares the most for the animals may receive custody. The understanding that pets are considered personal property in divorce proceedings, a thorough consideration of which individual's lifestyle will best suit the animals' interests and the foresight to keep personal records to present a solid case can all be important components in framing an argument on this matter.

Lobbyist couple divorce filing

Many Connecticut couples who have been together for several years may believe that they have worked together to build up their wealth and that their success should be attributed to both parties. However, in a case involving two lobbyists in Washington, D.C., much of the argument over the couple's divorce and property division is to which spouse to attribute their success.

Some tax effects of a divorce

Connecticut couples who may be getting a divorce might be interested in an article discussing some of the effects that splitting up can have on a person's taxes. They are not all obvious, so the help of an attorney or tax professional may be advisable.

Father applies through treaty to get abducted children back

Connecticut residents who follow incidents of international abduction may know that a Colorado father's journey to have his children returned is almost at an end. After he won primary custody of his children in a Colorado court, his Argentine-born wife took his daughters to Buenos Aires and established residence. The father made an application pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction to bring the children back and has spent years waiting for rthe process to conclude.

Cohabitation can put alimony at risk

Connecticut readers who pay or receive alimony may be interested to know that the marriage-like relationship known as cohabitation may allow the spouse making the support payments to go to court and have them reduced or eliminated. This is due to the fact that spousal support is intended to keep the spouse receiving it in a financial position to maintain a certain lifestyle.

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