How to Value the Family Home and Other Real Estate

The family home can be one of the most complicated parts of a divorce because it has such significant emotional and financial aspects.  The financial piece itself is complex because the home is the only financial asset that you also live in.  And, how to value the home isn't always immediately obvious to spouses. Read on to learn more. Real Property To rule that a divorce is final, Connecticut courts need to Read More

How is Property Valued in a Divorce?

Connecticut courts need to divide property between spouses in order to finalize a divorce.   To understand how property division works in Connecticut divorces, you need to understand how property is valued. Read on to learn more. Property Division Analysis Generally speaking, there are three stages of analysis when it comes to property distribution in a Connecticut Divorce. Definition - whether an item Read More

What’s the Definition of Property in a Divorce?

To rule that a divorce is final, Connecticut courts need to divide the spouses' property between them.   In order to understand how property division works in Connecticut divorces, you need to understand the definition of property. Read on to learn more. Property Division Analysis Generally speaking, there are three stages of analysis when it comes to property distribution in a Connecticut Divorce. Read More

What is an “All Property” Divorce State?

One of the key pieces of a divorce is the division of property.  An "all property" state -- like Connecticut -- allows courts to divide all of both spouses' property in a divorce. Read on to learn more. What is an "All Property" Divorce State? Some state laws establish two categories of property -- "separate property" and "community property."  Generally speaking, in those states, courts can distribute community Read More

What is a Prenup?

We have all heard of prenups, but you may not know what a prenup actually does or what you can use a prenup for.  Read on to learn more. What is a Prenup? A prenup is also called a "prenuptial agreement" or a"premarital agreement." It allows future spouses to decide and determine what will happen to their finances at the end of their marriage -- whether that marriage ends by death or by divorce.  Today, we will Read More

Alimony: The Comprehensive Connecticut Guide

Alimony is one of the most important issues in divorces.  And, it's one of the most confusing.  There are no set formulas or rules on (1) whether there will be alimony, and, if so, (2) how it's calculated or (3) how long it will last.  The good news is that this means there is tremendous flexibility to craft an individualized approach.  In order to prepare to make solid and informed decisions, you need to understand Read More

What’s the Interplay Between Alimony and Child Support?

The interplay between alimony and child support in Connecticut divorces can be confusing. Read on to learn more. Purpose of Alimony vs. Child Support Child support stems from parents’ duty to support their minor children, whereas alimony flows from spouses’ joint and continuing duty to support each other, even after a marriage has ended. Read: How Long Does Alimony Last? Read: How Does Child Support Work Read More

Can I Get Alimony After a Divorce is Final?

To answer "Can I get alimony after a divorce is final," you first need to explore the court's order in your divorce. Read on to learn more. Alimony in the Initial Court Order Most spouses resolve their divorces via an agreement, which becomes an enforceable order of the court.  These negotiations happen in low conflict litigations, collaborative divorces, and mediations.  In some high conflict cases, spouses Read More

Does Connecticut Have Lifetime Alimony?

Many people wonder whether it is possible to receive lifetime alimony in Connecticut.  It is. Lifetime alimony, often called “open ended” alimony, is alimony that a court orders while a divorce is pending. Read on to learn more. Alimony Timeframes There are three types of alimony timeframes in Connecticut: Temporary or Pendente Lite Alimony Rehabilitative or Time Limited Alimony Lifetime or Open Read More

How Long Does Alimony Last?

There three major questions when it comes to alimony.  First, will there be alimony at all?  Second, if, so, how much?  Third, for how long? Read on to learn the answer to the third question: "How long does alimony last?" Purpose of Alimony The concept of alimony in Connecticut divorces flows from spouses’ joint and continuing duty to support each other, even after a marriage has ended.  The history and Read More