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What is a nonadversarial divorce?

Connecticut is one of the many states that has a no-fault system. That means that you don't need any specific reason to divorce other than irreconcilable differences. This is great for people who feel that they've grown apart or just no longer want to be together.

Can mediation or arbitration help with a conflict?

Divorces don't always go as smoothly as one might like. One minute, you may feel like you're on top of everything and that the divorce is going as planned, and the next minute, your spouse could be seeking something different from your marital property or be fighting for more custody than you're comfortable with.

The advantages of getting your alimony in a lump sum

If you're divorcing a spouse who has considerable assets, they may propose paying you spousal support in one lump-sum payment as opposed to making monthly payments over a period of years. People often prefer (if they have the means) to do that just to put the divorce -- and their spouse -- behind them and move on. They're often able to negotiate a lower amount of spousal support overall by offering a lump-sum payment to their estranged spouse.

What should be included in a QDRO?

If you are getting a divorce, one of the things you may need to deal with is a qualified domestic relations order. This is also known as a QDRO. A QDRO is a court-ordered judgment that tells a retirement plan to pay for a former spouse's child support, marital property rights or alimony. Essentially, it is the order that shows how to divide retirement benefits. This order is delivered to the companies that hold the retirement funds for distribution.

What is a QDRO and why do you need one?

For most people going through divorce in their 20s, 30s or 40s, retirement is far from the first thing on their minds. Instead, a fair financial settlement is likely to be the larger priority. But if you do not give serious thought to retirement now, you could wind up in serious financial trouble in your 60s and 70s.

Can you get a protective order against in-laws during a divorce?

No divorce is easy for anyone involved, and that includes the two families caught up in the crossfire. It can be hard for in-laws to stay out of your business during this stressful time, which can lead to hard feelings and even calls to the police.

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