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Enforcing Connecticut divorce agreements

When a divorcing couple reaches a settlement, each likely believes what is included in the settlement will be enforced. Sometimes, though, issues surrounding divorce in Connecticut aren't always that cut and dry. There are certain steps that have to be taken when it comes to getting the most out of a settlement or separation agreement, and that may leave divorcing couples feeling disheartened.

Some Connecticut couples' divorce situations are in the gray

Some long-time married couples are deciding to call it quits. The reasons for divorce are as personal as marriages themselves. However, it seems a lot of times children hold couples together, and once they've flown the coop, some Connecticut couples realize they have very little in common anymore and begin living separate lives. In these kinds of circumstances, some partners decide to formally end their relationships and decide to divorce.

Child custody: Co-parenting and parallel parenting differences

If there is one thing a divorcing couple is likely to agree on is that they want what's in the best interests of their children. When it comes to child custody issues in Connecticut, parents typically strive to reach an agreement on how to best parent their children, and a lot hinges upon whether the former couple has an amicable relationship. Co-parenting may be best for the kids, but when that's not possible, parallel parenting may work.

When child custody is shared, children experience less stress

Children who have been used to living in a two-parent household and suddenly find their lives uprooted by divorce need all the support they can get. When it comes to child custody in Connecticut, research has shown that when parents share custody, their children fare better in pretty much every way. When a child sees both parents on a regular basis their stress levels are lowered. Children worry about an absent parent, which makes the situation even more difficult.

How an inheritance is affected by divorce

If one individual in a marriage comes into money through an inheritance left to him or her without mention of a spouse, what happens to that inheritance if the couple splits depends on what was done with the money? If a Connecticut couple decides to divorce and one person inherited money during the marriage, usually the inheritance in not deemed as marital property and considered to belong to the person for whom it was left. Also, any items bought with inheritance money, like a car or boat, would belong to the person who inherited the money.

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  • Thank you Jennifer for handling my divorce. Everything is going well. Get to spend lots of time so far with my boys that makes me happy. Thanks to you again; I wish you and your firm lots of success from this day forward. All the best.
  • Wendy helped guide us through a very difficult and emotional process and was really able to provide an even and fair account for both parties. It's quite evident in her expertise in this area but the way she was able to make you feel safe and secure in a very insecure time goes far beyond her legal prowess. If the two parties are really willing to cooperate and collaborate, she's there to help gain the best possible solution for all involved, especially if there are children.
  • Regardless of how committed one is to the fact that divorce may be imminent and necessary, it is truly one of the most emotional and stressful situations one can experience. It can also be daunting. Wendy has a remarkable ability to cut through the noise and help you focus on the big picture while drilling down on what is most pertinent to your particular situation., they are a formidable team who work collectively with your best interests in mind.
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