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Avoiding common divorce issues in Connecticut

Ending a marriage can be traumatizing for both parties involved in the process. However, there are ways for Connecticut residents to minimize the divorce issues they will have to face. If both individuals enter into a divorce process with an understanding of what will be required of them before, during and after the process is complete, it can go a long way toward smoothing the transition for them. 

Producing an accurate picture of a couple's finances is often the first step in the asset and debt division process. Depending on state laws, assets and debts can be divided a number of different ways, so it is important for the lawyers involved to have the most up to date information on a couple's finances as possible. This can help in achieving an equitable division of liabilities and marital assets. 

A divorce is an emotionally-charged experience, as anyone can imagine. However, it can be very beneficial to the process if both parties maintain control of their emotions during the process. Allowing arguments to dominate divorce proceedings can artificially lengthen the amount of time it will take to reach a settlement. Thankfully, there are options open to both individuals, including counseling, that can be helpful in dealing with the often complicated feelings surrounding divorce proceedings. 

In addressing divorce issues, Connecticut residents may find that knowledge, as the saying goes, is power. An understanding of individual rights and responsibilities in a divorce situation can help avoid these sorts of common problems. This, in turn, can pave the way for to achieve a fair and comprehensive divorce settlement.  

Source: The Huffington Post, "7 Common Mistakes to Avoid in Divorce or Separation", Cheryl and Joe Dillon, Oct. 28, 2014

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