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Challenges of High Net Worth Divorce

6 Ways a High Net Worth Divorce Differs from a Traditional Dissolution

Every divorcing couple has a number of difficult and emotionally trying issues to discuss and sort out, but the stakes are even higher in high net worth divorces. Each partner stands to lose quite a bit if divorce proceedings don’t go well, which often increases animosity and pushes each side toward litigation. Those embroiled in …

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How Military Pensions and Benefits Are Handled in a Divorce

When a military member divorces, the process is significantly more complicated than it is when two civilians divorce. The very nature of military work means that a 50/50 custody split may be impossible, and losing the benefits of military life—including housing and health care—often put a significant burden on the non-military spouse. However, the military …

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best interest of the child in custody cases

8 Factors Connecticut Courts Consider for Custody and Visitation

When you enter into a custody order, provided by you or the court system, you are agreeing to follow the order in its entirety or face the consequences set by the judge. The basis of custody orders in Connecticut is whatever is in the best interests of the child. As co-parents, you can come up …

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Questions to ask before getting a divorce

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting a Divorce

You’ve heard that more than 50 percent of modern marriages end in divorce proceedings, but you may be surprised to find yourself becoming part of that statistic. Before you make a final decision, step back and ask yourself these five pertinent questions. 1. Are You Done with Emotionally Unfinished Business? Making the decision to divorce …

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