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Tax reform may mean more 2018 divorces

Connecticut doesn't have the highest number of divorces when compared against other states. Only 10.6 percent of the population are divorced according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But if couples in Connecticut are contemplating divorces, their attorneys may advise them to do it before the end of 2018.

Simple advice for the man who needs spousal support

Despite how the modern world views male and female roles in a marriage, alimony is one thing most men refuse to request in a divorce. Many men feel ashamed to consider alimony, or they may feel like a failure as a man who is supposed to be successful and self-sufficient. Unfortunately, the negative connotations associated with male alimony have left many a Connecticut man in dire financial straits after divorce.

Can I waive my right to alimony when divorcing in Connecticut?

The shortest answer to this question is yes. However, a good lawyer with divorce experience will caution you against this unless you are very well off financially. As in all areas of divorce, you should consider the spousal support option very carefully before you dismiss it outright.

Unfair alimony payouts? A lawyer can help you find balance

In most online posts about alimony, the focus is placed on the receiving spouse, which can leave those who must pay alimony feeling overlooked. There is a good reason for such a tight focus, as spousal support is truly necessary in many cases. However, as family law attorneys, we understand that there are times when the spouse ordered to pay alimony gets the short end of the stick.

Is it proper for a man to seek alimony?

In a word, the answer to this question is yes. Many people divorcing in Connecticut still do not have a clear idea of alimony's true purpose. It is not a source of free money; it is a system of financial support for ex-spouses. It does not matter if you are male or female, if you need alimony, it is proper to seek it during the divorce process.

Alimony is a type of financial support you might need

When you are going through a divorce, there are several things that you have to think about. One of these is how you are going to make ends meet without your ex's income. If you have been staying home to care for the children or to take care of the house, you might really be concerned. In these cases, you might opt to seek spousal support, which is also known as alimony.

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