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Where does Connecticut rate in amicable divorces?

Divorces can often be nasty, confrontational disputes between two people who once pledged to love each other forever. Life events can happen that create such pain and emotional heartache that the same two people can end up despising each other.

In high asset divorces, asset and property division can be complex. A divorce may drag out for months or even years while attorneys attempt to negotiate an equitable division for each party.

Not all divorces are that way. Many couples have turned the tide and seem to work harder at having an amicable divorce, even if it takes mediation and counseling to do so. The potential return on that effort is huge.

No one is fighting over assets. Instead, the parties are working out fair agreements. They are pledging to share custody of their children in the interest of good parenting. Divorced spouses are even remaining friends.

An amicable divorce certainly seems the best way to go, but where do divorces in Connecticut range when it comes to friendly divorces?

A news report in 2015 revealed that when it came to amicable divorces, Connecticut came in number 48 out of the 51 states and DC. Apparently, getting a divorce in Connecticut is seldom friendly. This study was performed by an online survey posted by "CompleteCase.com." Couples were asked questions regarding how "in agreement" they were with their former spouses.

It is difficult to say how accurate the results from the survey actually were, but per the study, Vermont came in number one for having the most amicable divorces, with Oklahoma as number two. Rhode Island, Oregon, and Kansas followed making up the top five in the country. The state with the lowest number of amicable divorces was Alabama, preceded by Arkansas, Colorado, and then Connecticut.

If you are planning a divorce in Connecticut, especially if you and your spouse are a high-profile couple, there are many benefits to an amicable divorce. Even if you are really at odds with each other, let your attorney guide you into fair negotiations.

That might mean compromising in one area to get what you want in another. You can avoid the emotional stress of a long and drawn-out process. If you have children, it will also be much healthier for them to see an example of their parents showing compromise and kindness as opposed to anger and frustration.

Source: News 8 / wtnh.com, "Report: Connecticut divorce not quick or easy," Dylan Hyman, accessed Nov. 30, 2017

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