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March 2018 Archives

Who can claim the children when one pays child support?

Working parents have what seems like a never-ending balancing act when it comes to family life, work and financial obligations. At the end of the year, many families anxiously await their income tax return refunds to help cover bills and possibly have a little left over to play with. When a Connecticut couple decides to split up, the issue of child support and tax returns can become an unpleasant factor when looking at the big picture. Who should claim the child and why?

Unconventional child custody arrangements may be the new norm

When a marriage dissolves, the life that once was thought to be forever is often broken apart and divided between the two spouses. Material possessions are often easy, but when children are involved, the process can be emotional and time consuming, and it may even escalate into an all-out child custody war. Many Connecticut parents who are going through a divorce are now opting to find new and creative ways to manage co-parenting that helps to make life more stable for the kids.

What happens to the family pet in a divorce?

The dissolution of a marriage can be a very stressful time for couples who are seeking to separate their once-entangled lives. When most people hear the word divorce, they often conjure up the idea of who gets what with regard to tangible property. Recently, Connecticut has witnessed an uptick of divorce cases involving pets, which is creating a tipping point for some couples. Who gets the fur baby when both parties may have a vested interest in the family pet?

Family law may be contemplating the future of frozen embryos

Connecticut couples who face the unfortunate circumstances of infertility have multiple resources available to help with the process of becoming parents. Advances in reproductive technology have allowed many of those who suffer from the inability to conceive naturally a way to still experience the joys of pregnancy and parenthood. What is concerning many family law advocates at this time is what to do with frozen embryos should the once happy couple decide to separate?