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Connecticut men facing divorce urged to research ahead

It is very common in the public sphere to imagine separation scenarios as being one-sided -- Hollywood often likes to portray women in a more positive light than men in these scenarios. But as many Connecticut residents are aware, divorce is almost never so clear-cut. Many men are blindsided by the intricacies of divorce and are unprepared to effectively pursue their fair share, which can be mitigated by foreknowledge of the process.

The cost of a divorce can vary widely depending upon the situation. Sometimes, an uncontested divorce involving no children can be settled for very little money, while other times, the cost can rise proportionate to how much the couple in question disagrees on fundamental points. It can be helpful to plan ahead before approaching the negotiation table.

While paying out alimony can be an unpleasant task, many men are unaware that alimony payments are subject to tax breaks. On the other side of the coin, experts agree that men making less than their spouses or supporting children should not be too proud to accept alimony payments, either. Ultimately, the goal of a divorce should be an equitable solution that works for both parties, and men should not feel obligated to take less than what they are owed.

Divorce is hard on everyone involved, including both spouses and any children that may have resulted from their union. But it is important for Connecticut residents to remember -- it does not have to be an insurmountable challenge. As long as both spouses understand their rights and responsibilities ahead of starting the process, a divorce has the capacity to be relatively quick and equitable to both parties.

Source: Forbes, What Every Man Needs To Know About The Financial Side Of Divorce, Hayley Krischer, Sept. 27, 2013

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