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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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Filing for Divorce in Connecticut

This Week's Blog by Eric J. Broder Who is the Plaintiff in a Divorce Action? In a divorce, the Plaintiff is the person who initiates or files an action for divorce against his or her spouse. In order to commence an action for divorce in Connecticut, the party...

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Common Myths With Respect to Child Support In Connecticut

This Week's Blog by Sarah E. Murray Myth #1: There is no child support awarded in cases where parenting time is shared equally or nearly equally Myth #2: Child support is meant to cover all of the costs of raising a child Myth #3: Child support is paid until the...

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Connecticut Divorce Decisions: Sex, Drugs, Alcohol, & Abuse

This Week's Blog by Eric J. Broder In a recent Connecticut divorce decision a judge wrote: [The husband] sometimes gave numeric ratings to the wife on her performance in bed; one morning after the parties had engaged in sexual intercourse, the wife woke to find a note...

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Do I Have to Go to Court?

This Week's Blog by Christopher J. DeMattie Public Act 17-47 excuses parties from having to go to Court to have a temporary agreement approved by the Judge Connecticut General Statutes § 46b-66 requires the Judge to inquire into the financial resources and actual...

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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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Unallocated Alimony and Child Support

Any parent contemplating divorce understandably wishes to know whether and to what extent he or she will be entitled to receive, or obligated to pay, child support and/or alimony.  However, many potential clients we speak to are unfamiliar with a third type of support...

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