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When Are You Legally Separated?

A common misconception is that legal separation occurs when one spouse moves out of the marital home. That is not true. Living apart does not result in a legal separation and it does not matter whether the parties expect that their physical separation is going to be...

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Is it Fair to Divide Assets 50/50 in a Divorce?

In Connecticut, property may be split equally between spouses, but it is not mandatory. Instead, Connecticut law provides that all assets that exist at the time of divorce are subject to an “equitable distribution.” What Is Equitable Distribution? When spouses...

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When Should You Use an Expert in Child Custody Cases?

Experts are often used in child custody cases to advise attorneys and/or testify on a relevant issue. While they can offer invaluable assistance in certain cases, they aren't always necessary. Many cases can be resolved without the involvement of an expert if the...

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Do You Have to Disclose All Assets in Divorce?

Anyone getting a divorce in Connecticut must disclose their assets to their spouse and to the court. The rationale for this requirement is that the information is needed to properly determine property division, alimony, and child support where applicable. The parties...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Alimony

If you are contemplating divorce, you may have questions about alimony. Inquiries about alimony are among the most frequently asked questions we receive from clients. Whether you are worried that you may be required to pay or you are anxious that you won’t get enough...

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When Do You Need a Financial Expert in Divorce?

A significant reason why divorce can take a long time is because of disputes over financial issues – both division of assets and support. Bringing in financial experts as part of your legal team is sometimes necessary in order to address these financial issues....

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Who Gets the Family Pet in Divorce?

Ask any pet lover and they will say that their pet is a member of the family. However, under Connecticut law, a pet is treated as property, no matter how much you love them and how well they are treated. That’s true in divorce cases as well. While you may think of...

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