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Will Cohabitation After Divorce Impact My Alimony Agreement?

Alimony agreements and orders are hardly set in stone. In fact, they are routinely modified when the alimony recipient remarries. But what happens to alimony when the recipient chooses not to remarry and chooses cohabitation with his or her new significant other?  Is...

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On March 27, 2020 the Congress passed H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security “CARES” Act. This Act is intended to provide emergency economic relief to individuals, families and businesses who are impacted by the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic. How does...

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Common Questions about Alimony in Connecticut

This Week's Blog by Eric J. Broder Is Alimony Mandatory in Connecticut? There is no requirement that alimony must be awarded in Connecticut divorce cases. In determining whether or not to award alimony, the court will look at a variety of factors, including, but not...

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Common Myths With Respect to Alimony in Connecticut

This Week's Blog by Sarah E. Murray Myth #1: Alimony is awarded for half the length of the marriage Myth #2: Lifetime alimony means that the alimony payor must pay alimony for the rest of his or her life Myth #3: My spouse works full-time; therefore, I do not have to...

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You Lost Your Job-What Happens to Your Alimony Obligation?

This Week's Blog by Sarah E. Murray Connecticut General Statutes Section 46b-86(a) allows for modification of alimony under certain circumstances The circumstances that resulted in your loss of employment and the terms of a severance agreement, if any, will have an...

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Should I Waive My Right to Alimony?

When you are divorced in Connecticut, the Court may make an award of alimony--the payment of money from one spouse to the other (sometimes also referred to as “spousal support” or “maintenance”). Alimony is based on the presumption that spouses have a continuing duty...

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