Dividing property in Connecticut divorce is a major concern for many spouses. Connecticut is an an “equitable distribution” state.  Equitable in this context means what is fair.  It does not necessarily mean equal.  In some cases the property is divided equally but in other cases there is a different distribution.  The analysis is fact dependent….

Yes – you could date. The question is whether you should date. I find that dating during a divorce can jam people up in three ways: 1. Custody. Sometimes a parent spends far too much time with the new flame and neglects their children in the process. Or the children are not ready to accept…

How is marital property divided in a Connecticut divorce? Connecticut courts follow an equitable distribution approach. To be more specific, Connecticut follows “an all property equitable distribution scheme.” This means that at the time of the divorce or legal separation, the court can assign either spouse any or all of the property of the other…

In a Connecticut divorce, spouses are required to complete a sworn statement of their income, assets, debts and liabilities known as a Financial Affidavit. But sometimes the Financial Affidavit seems a bit “light.” Here are a few places to look when attempting to uncover hidden assets: Tax returns – Most people are uneasy about misleading…

How is marital property divided in a Connecticut divorce? Connecticut courts follow an equitable distribution approach. To be more specific, Connecticut follows “an all property equitable distribution scheme.” This means that at the time of the divorce or legal separation, the court can assign either spouse any or all of the property of the other…

If there are children, the custodial parent gets the house. Ok – this might be too general but it’s a good “rule of thumb.” Oh – do not fight for custody of the children as a way of getting the house. Do request custody because it’s best for your children. What if there are no…

In many divorce cases, the most valuable asset is the house. Therefore, it is no surprise that how to handle the house is also one the most important decisions a divorcing couple faces. There are many possibilities when it comes to property division. But whatever the decision is, this is an area of the Separation…

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