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Connecticut divorce rates may rise as economy improves

When times are tough, people tend to adjust their choices to accommodate a tightened budget. In many cases, Connecticut residents will avoid making drastic changes for fear that their financial circumstances might worsen. This can keep people in a job that they hate, a house that they cannot afford, and, in some cases, a marriage that is not thriving. A recently released study suggests that the American divorce rate shrinks in times of economic hardship.

Social Security raises divorce issues for Connecticut couples

When one or both spouses are considering filing for a Connecticut divorce, there are a wide range of issues to consider. Many people put off filing because the timing is not right, for various reasons. Some wait until the kids have left for college, while others try to get past the holiday season first. One recent report suggests that there might be another good reason to hold off on a divorce filing.

DNA tests could play into calculating child support

Connecticut fathers who are paying child support may have heard of a new service offered in New York. The owner of a brick-and-mortar DNA and drug testing clinic has taken to the streets in an effort to drum up new business. For some fathers, this service could be instrumental in settling any existing doubts concerning whether they are, in fact, the father of the children for whom they pay support. In calculating child support, evidence that disproves paternity can make all the difference in court.

Divorce issues are often different for older spouses

Many in Connecticut may have been shocked to learn that actors Danny DeVito and wife Rhea Perlman have filed for divorce after 30 years of marriage. However, statistics suggest that more and more older adults are ending marriages. In fact, one university study asserts that the divorce rate for individuals who are 50 years of age or older has more than doubled since 1990. Older spouses also have different divorce issues with which to contend than their younger counterparts.

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