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Common Misconceptions About Marriage

Posted by James Cummings | Jan 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many Connecticut residents have misconceptions about marriage and what causes them to fail. By understanding the difference between the myths and reality, people may take steps that might enable their marriages to last. A common myth about marriage is that active listening helps to save relations...

Parenting Plans Can Help Ease Children Through Divorce

Posted by James Cummings | Jan 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Connecticut parents of young children decide to end their marriage, one of the most emotional aspects can be dividing time with their offspring. Child custody and parenting time can be a major concern of both parties who don't want the divorce to become a roadblock to their relationship with...

How To End A Marriage Properly This Year

Posted by James Cummings | Jan 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

According to a poll from the Independent, as much as 20 percent of couples consider getting a divorce after the holiday season. Connecticut residents that are considering ending their marriages may want to take certain steps to protect themselves throughout the process. One important step is to g...

The Use Of Digital Spying During A Divorce

Posted by James Cummings | Jan 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

Connecticut couples that are considering divorce may be interested in learning that digital tools are increasingly being used by people as a way to gather information about their spouses without their knowledge. Some of these devices, such as GPS trackers that can be attached to vehicles or spywa...

Parenting Styles Might Clash So Come Up With A Plan

Posted by James Cummings | Jan 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

Working together with an ex-spouse isn't always going to be easy. But when you have children together, the child custody agreement is going to require you to keep up contact with each other. Depending on the type of child custody arrangement you have, the contact might be minimal or very involved...

Financial Planning for Divorce or Widowhood

Posted by James Cummings | Dec 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

For married individuals in Connecticut and across the United States, making a financial plan for divorce or widowhood may seem unpleasant or emotionally draining. However, the lack of this type of planning can leave people at risk of severe financial problems in case of the end of a marriage. In ...

Receiving Social Security Benefits From an Ex-spouse

Posted by James Cummings | Dec 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

When some Connecticut couples get a divorce, one person might be able to draw Social Security retirement payments on the ex-spouse's earnings record. However, this is only possible if the two were married for at least 10 years. It is also necessary for there to have been a disparity in income. So...

Dividing an IRA in Divorce

Posted by James Cummings | Dec 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

When couples in Connecticut divorce, asset division is often a primary concern. In many cases, Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) may be the couple's most substantial assets. Because of their significance within the marital estate, dividing these accounts can be a complicated process. Some ty...

When Contemplating Divorce, Whose Needs Come First?

Posted by James Cummings | Nov 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Married couples in Connecticut and other states who have put the possibility of divorce on the table may question whether they should delay the process for the sake of the kids. If the situation is abusive, it may be impossible to stay. However, when parents believe that they do have a choice, th...

Divorce Follows A Basic Framework From Start To Finish

Posted by James Cummings | Nov 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Although the issues that drive people to end their marriages may differ, people in Connecticut will navigate basic steps before completing a divorce. Factors such as children, finances and animosity between spouses might complicate matters, but essentially a divorce requires filing, responding, n...

Factors That May Lead To A Divorce

Posted by James Cummings | Nov 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

Although there is no way to say for sure if a couple will get divorced, there are factors that may increase the risk of a separation. For instance, if a person in Connecticut or elsewhere is married in their teens or after age 32, they stand a greater chance of divorcing. Age gaps may also a play...

When Ending A Marriage Is Better Than Staying Married

Posted by James Cummings | Nov 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

Connecticut parents may be aware that a little more than 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce. While some marriages could have been saved if the spouses were able to get past their differences, there are certainly times where divorce is an appropriate option, especially if there are kids in...

Risk Factors That May Contribute To Divorce

Posted by James Cummings | Oct 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Connecticut residents and others have to work daily to keep their marriage a happy and successful one. However, there are factors that may increase a person's risk of getting a divorce. While these risk factors don't necessarily doom a marriage to failure, they do increase the likelihood of someo...

How Occupation Plays A Role In Divorce Rate

Posted by James Cummings | Sep 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Connecticut residents who travel for work or are employed in nightlife-related occupations have the highest rates of divorce. This is according to data from the 2015 American Community Survey that was analyzed by FlowindData. The high rates of divorce among these individuals is likely because of ...

Compromise Essential To Setting Up Co-Parenting Rules

Posted by James Cummings | Sep 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many differences in opinion could motivate people in Connecticut to divorce, but splitting parents will help their children if they can compromise about the rules for shared custody. When parents have different attitudes about raising children, they might undermine the consistency and structure t...

Plan To Address Contentious Child Custody Issues

Posted by James Cummings | Aug 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Child custody matters are difficult for parents because you may feel that your ideas are correct. Your ex probably thinks that he knows best, too. When neither of the parents are willing to put their differences aside and work things out, the children are the ones who can suffer greatly. Fortunat...

Paying Spousal Support And Tax Deductions

Posted by James Cummings | Aug 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 th...

How And Why A Prenup Could Be Successfully Challenged

Posted by James Cummings | Aug 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

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...

How Can Mediation Help Resolve A Child Custody Dispute?

Posted by James Cummings | May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Child custody matters are often the most difficult ones that people who are going through a divorce have to deal with. While it is easy to understand how things can devolve during the process, parents have to remember that a long, drawn out, contentious battle isn't what is truly best for the chi...

Divorce – The Causes

Posted by James Cummings | Jun 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

Divorce is a serious issue in America. If you get married, you have a 40 to 50 percent chance your marriage will end in a divorce. And, if you have already been divorced and remarried, you have an even higher chance of getting divorced (60 percent). If you aren't sure you and your spouse would li...

Top Reasons for Divorce

Posted by James Cummings | May 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Divorce has higher rates now than ever in history. We recently shared that you 40 to 50 percent of married couples are likely to divorce, and if you're on your second marriage, you have a 60 percent chance of getting divorced again. Although you can beat the odds, there are many couples who don't...

Child Custody: Does My Child Need a Lawyer?

Posted by James Cummings | May 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Divorce proceedings can be smooth, civil processes. But they can also be messy, complex, and aggravating at times. This is especially true if children are involved. Couples who have decided to part ways may be able to agree amicably on several issues until the decision over child custody arises. ...

Financial Abuse: Domestic Abuse Isn’t Just Physical

Posted by James Cummings | Apr 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Think of the phrase “domestic violence.” Which particular images come to mind? Odds are, the horrific and terrifying images we have all seen in movies and television are some of the first that spring to the forefront. While these terrible events do happen in real life, there are also other not so...

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