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State Attorney General files for divorce

A Attorney General from another state is ending her 14-year marriage, according to news local to the couple. Connecticut residents may be familiar with Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who recently filed for divorce from her husband of over a decade, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple will be entering divorce negotiations soon. 

The parties have two children, though their ages were not reported. If one or both children is considered a minor in the eyes of the law, the couple will likely have to consider child custody and support, in addition to other issues. Depending on the couple's individual and joint financial situations, alimony and spousal support may also need to be addressed. 

Asset division will also be on the negotiating table. As it is here in Connecticut, the Attorney General's home state of Pennsylvania is an equitable-distribution state, which means a court will determine the fairest division of marital assets possible -- it will not necessarily divide assets 50/50. Again, the court's decision on this point will take into consideration the couple's finances as well as differentiating premarital from marital assets.

While the divorce of a high-profile individual like an Attorney General may garner media attention, the truth is most Connecticut residents will deal with similar divorce issues, albeit out of the limelight. Spousal support, child custody and asset division are issues that most divorcing couples will need to address during their negotiations. It can be helpful if both individuals approach that table with an understanding of their rights and responsibilities as they pertain to the divorce process. 

Source: wfmz.com, "Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane files for divorce", Dec. 27, 2014

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