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Respectful communication goes a long way in a divorce

Handling the logistical nightmare that a divorce brings can be challenging. You have to think about where you are going to live if you are the one leaving the marital home. Changing your mailing address and working through the divorce matters can all be a lot to handle. We can't take care of everything for you, but we can work with you on the divorce case so that you can focus on other areas of your life.

Preparing for the new school year after a divorce

The beginning of a new school year is a stressful time in many Connecticut households, and preparing for the academic year ahead can be especially difficult for divorced parents. However, experts say that the pressures this time of year places on co-parenting arrangements may sometimes actually strengthen parental bonds and help divorced spouses to become more comfortable with their new domestic situations.

Plan for the legal end of your marriage if it is beyond repair

When you feel like your marriage is failing, you have an important decision to make. You need to think about whether your marriage is worth fighting for or if you are ready to let it go. If the answer is that you are ready to just call it quits, it might be time to initiate a divorce. We are here to help you explore the option of divorcing your spouse and to work with you throughout the process.

Financial considerations that come with the end of a marriage

When your marriage is over, you must face a lot of adjustments. One of these relates to your finances. It doesn't matter if you are already pinching pennies or if you are well off, the divorce will require you to think about your financial health. Here are some tips you can use as you do this:

Divorce mediation requires some planning on your part

Divorce mediation is a process that enables you and your ex to work together to come up with the terms of the split. This is often a preferable alternative to having to go through a divorce trial. One of the draws of mediation is that you have a say in what you are going to get when you end your marriage.

Women find financial surprises in divorce

According to a survey conducted by online marketplace Worthy, 46 percent of women who'd gone through divorce reported that the process included some financial surprises. The end of a Connecticut marriage brings with it emotion and stress for the parties involved. Being prepared for potential surprises can make the process smoother and relieve women who are divorcing of some undue stress.

Retirement readiness is often affected by divorce

There are many financial complications that can accompany divorce, especially for Connecticut residents who decide to end a marriage later in life. While the American divorce rate is no longer rising, this is not true for people over 50. Between 1990 and 2010, the divorce rate among this group has doubled, and the trend is continuing. When people divorce later in life, they have less time to regroup financially. In addition, retirement funds are often split in a divorce. This can hinder retirement plans for many people aged 50 and up.

Planning alimony in 2019

As any recent divorcee in Connecticut will testify, an integral part of the separation proceedings is figuring out the size and conditions of alimony payments. This is all the more pertinent thanks to the fact that alimony payments are governed by ever-changing laws.

Spousal support could be affected by tax law changes

From property division to spousal support, financial issues have been some of the most significant factors for Connecticut couples going through a divorce. Alimony payments are already a contested issue in many divorces, leading to lengthy negotiations and even court battles. Spousal support issues could become even more complex, however, following the adoption of changes to the U.S. tax code in Dec. 2017.

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