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May 2015 Archives

Tallying the true cost of divorce

It is no secret that ending a marriage involves a certain allocation of funds in order for a successful settlement to be reached. But even beyond legal fees, there are costs of divorce that not every Connecticut resident might immediately think about when planning for it. Some of the more common costs may not be anticipated by a couple focused on the emotional impact of their divorce. 

Understanding the value of a divorce team

Ending a marriage, no matter how amicable the split might be, is a traumatic experience. Divorce involves a great deal of life-changing decisions, not all of which will be easy to make. That is why some experts suggest that Connecticut residents facing divorce should build a "divorce team" of professionals to help mitigate the difficult process.

Divorce issues do not necessarily end with agreement

Divorce is a life-changing event for both individuals facing it. Connecticut residents can agree that divorce issues are challenging to overcome, but most would also agree that these issues are handled by the time an agreement is signed. However, this is not necessarily the case, and both planning in advance and seeking support after the finalization of a divorce case can be helpful in handling the divorce issues that come afterward. 

Joint custody may be best for children, studies say

Divorcing with children in the picture can be one of the most complicated situations to face any parent. Connecticut residents familiar with this difficult situation can agree that custody arrangements are among the most stressful to negotiate in a divorce. While many parents believe staying with one "custodial" parent might be in the best interests of their children, some studies are suggesting joint custody might be preferable. This only speaks to the importance of parents seeking appropriate support in handling custody cases for the best interests of the child or children in question.