Alimony is money one spouse pays to the other for support during divorce proceedings and/or for some time following a final divorce. The concept of alimony developed at a time when traditional marriages were the norm; a wife took care of the household and a husband supported the family financially.
Couples looking for an amicable divorce that is over much quicker than a contested divorce may want to consider an uncontested divorce. Most states offer certain couples (couples that can agree on the terms of their divorce) the option of getting an uncontested divorce, which is a faster divorce process that saves time, money and paperwork.
Overview of Annulment Annulment is a frequently misunderstood legal concept, because popular culture and religion have presented differing and often inaccurate views of what an annulment is in terms of family law. This article focuses on "civil annulments" not "religious annulments," which can only be
When a couple divorces in Connecticut, the court may order the spouse in a better financial position to pay the other spouse “alimony,” or payments of financial support. Often, however, the spouse making payments (the “paying spouse”) will want those alimony payments to end if the other spouse (the “supported spouse”) gets remarried or begins living with a new partner.
In Connecticut, both parents are legally responsible for the financial support of their children, whether they're married to one another or not. Parents’ incomes are a key factor in figuring out how much support is owed. Unfortunately, some parents intentionally reduce their income in order to avoid
How Domestic Violence Affects Child Custody in Connecticut Domestic violence is a serious issue that can impact many aspects of your life, including who should have custody of your child. This article discusses how domestic violence affects child custody decisions in Connecticut.
One of the challenges divorcing couples must face is dividing their marital property and assigning marital debts. Connecticut law requires the division of property in divorce to be equitable, meaning that it must be fair but not necessarily equal.