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August 2017 Archives

Paying spousal support and tax deductions

Connecticut residents who are making alimony payments might wonder how they can make certain those payments are tax deductible. There are a few requirements. The first is that the payment has to be included in a written separation or divorce agreement, and the agreement cannot specifically say that the payment is not alimony.

Understanding how retirement accounts get split during a divorce

When you're in the process of divorcing or realize that divorce is imminent, you may have a lot of questions and concerns. Couples may focus on the different steps of the divorce process, the division of equity in the marital home or who will get primary custody of the minor children. However, it's equally important to understand that divorce can and will have an impact on your retirement accounts.

Repairing water pipes may pose health hazards in Connecticut

When a water pipe breaks, it is common for workers to use the cured-in-place pipe repair technique. The process involves putting a fabric tube filled with resin into the damaged area of the pipe. It is then cured with steam, hot water or ultraviolet light to create a new pipe. Although the process is thought to be effective, it may pose health issues to workers.

How and why a prenup could be successfully challenged

Let's say that you and your spouse signed a prenuptial agreement before you walked down the aisle together. Years have passed and you are now going through a divorce. So you review your prenuptial agreement and you start to realize that this document doesn't seem to be balanced. It seems to favor your wife or husband more than you.

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