Prenuptial agreements are one of the most misunderstood aspects of the marriage process. While they have received a bad reputation by the general public in the past, prenuptial agreements are becoming increasingly common in Connecticut. Although family law attorneys have seen an increase in the number of couples seeking a prenuptial agreement, there are still many common misconceptions about the valuable document.
Alimony is important to each party getting divorced. Whether you think you will be paying or receiving alimony, it is always a big consideration when contemplating filing for divorce.
There are a million things to remember, figure out and deal with when going through a divorce. One of the things that should be on that list is to take precautions when it comes to technology. Technological advances have improved human lives significantly in Connecticut and across the globe, but technology can also lead to trouble, especially for someone going through a divorce. Here are a few steps to take to keep technology as an asset instead of a liability during divorce.
Securing a divorce decree at the end of a Connecticut divorce doesn't necessarily mean that everything is completely over. Many times, particularly in families with children, there will be cause to return to the court in the future. Even if you don't have kids, if you receive spousal support, you may find yourself back in court to review the original support amounts eventually.
When considering a child custody arrangement, Connecticut family courts always try to determine what is in the child's best interest. What really does "in the child's best interest" mean? There are several factors that are considered when determining the best child custody arrangement for a child.
Figuring out how much property a married couple owns and getting an accurate picture of the family finances is an essential part of the divorce process. The procedure for gathering and providing this information to the other side is known as "discovery." There are several ways to obtain discovery. The first is by way of a request for disclosure and production where the parties ask for certain items from each other. Another method is through interrogatories, which is a list of questions that you send to the opposing side. Sometimes depositions are used in divorce cases. During a deposition, sworn testimony is taken from a party and any witnesses involved, and anything said during a deposition can be used in court. A written list of facts, known as admissions of facts, is served on a party asking that party to either admit to or deny each fact.
The common practice in Connecticut family courts these days is to work toward joint physical custody when parents are divorcing. That doesn't mean, however, that joint custody is what is always wanted by the parents or what is best for the children. Sole physical child custody is highly sought-after and frequently requested by parents. With any custody arrangements, including sole physical custody, there are pros and cons. Parents should consider all the consequences of the arrangement when they are determining what is best for their family.
In today's world television, movies and reality shows display that the moment a divorce is filed one of the parties must move out of the home. In Connecticut, this is not true. Both of the parties have the right to stay in the home throughout the entire divorce (even if it's awkward). One of the only exceptions when someone can kick their soon to be ex out of the house is when there is domestic abuse and/or violence.