Alimony can be an important part of a divorce settlement. For instance, if you have been a stay-at-home mother for many years, you may not have had the chance to build up your career. The career you had in the past may have advanced to a point where your old skills do not meet the needs of employers.
If a parent interferes with another's custody rights, they can be held responsible. In some cases, parental kidnapping charges are filed, threatening the parent's right to see the child at all or without supervision.
If you and your spouse can work out child support payments on your own, then you should know that you don't necessarily have to go by the state's guidelines. However, it's important to know how much your child should get and why.
Connecticut is an equitable distribution state, which means that your marital property will be divided fairly but not necessarily equally. This can work well for couples who earn incomes of varying levels or who put in different amounts of money into the relationship.