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June 2014 Archives

Considering finances key in a Connecticut divorce

It is an unpleasant reality that one of the most hotly contested issues in a divorce situation is finances. While money may or may not be the "root of all evil", many Connecticut residents can attest that it tends to bring out the worst in people, particularly when divorce is concerned. This is why it is important for both parties to have an accurate picture of their -- and their spouse's -- finances in advance of a divorce filing.

Divorce can have negative impact on job in Connecticut

A third of the people who decide to get hitched will later get a divorce at least one time, based on data from new research. Getting divorced is not uncommon these days, in Connecticut and other states, and it often is easy to feel out of control when a divorce does happen. In some cases, the divorce can have a negative impact on one’s work life.

Divorce kits become more popular

Often, in divorce situations, saving money becomes a pressing issue for couples looking to start lives apart. Connecticut residents are well-versed in the costs, both emotional and financial, of a divorce at any time in life. This is why so many people are considering DIY divorce plans that ostensibly save the cost of litigation. These are advertised as one day, do-it-yourself kits. However, a short-term gain does not always translate into a long-term one, as some individuals have come to realize.

Child support payments paid by women an increasing phenomenon

As the gender divide slowly closes over time and women are more and more regularly seen in positions of affluence and power, it makes sense that certain long-held precepts about divorce would change with the times. Here in Connecticut and elsewhere throughout the nation, women are becoming the primary breadwinners in households. As a result, more and more women are being held responsible for child support payments.