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Connecticut Divorce – Did They Cheat on You?

Victims of infidelity face a special dilemma when they are contemplating divorce. Emotions run high during these types of divorce proceedings. The trust in the marriage has been broken. There are no reasons to believe that your adulterous partner will have your best interest in mind. Therefore, you need to make sure that you do everything possible to ensure your future. Take the following steps to ensure your financial stability when you walk out that door.

First, understand that it’s best not to make the announcement that you’re leaving before you are prepared. If you can, try to live as peacefully as possible with your spouse until things are at least planned out. For the sake of this article, it will be assumed that you have at least one month before you need to leave your marriage. If you don’t, just take as many steps as you can before you head out.

On the following pages there are some informational lists. These lists are intended to help you prepare for a divorce by gathering the financial documents you need to properly protect your interests in a divorce. While these lists are extensive they are by no means exhaustive. Each situation is different. Please consult with and attorney who can further advise you about the intricacies of your individual case.

These checklists will assist you in gathering together the information that you will need in order to obtain a divorce with the most equitable decision in your favor. You can’t change what your spouse has done to you, but you can change how you react to it and how you protect yourself from being cheated a second time at court.

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The process of a divorce is stressful. There is no getting around that. The sooner you start to take the right steps, the sooner you can secure your future. Finances, living arrangements, employment and child custody all impact the progression of a divorce. The best divorce lawyers look at the whole picture, and can help you with questions you may not even have at this point. Lawyers with experience in the divorce process can help you make the right decision for your future.

Attorneys Fees

The cost of hiring an attorney varies based on the time expended, the issues involved, the difficulty of the matter, the results achieved, and any extraordinary time or demands placed upon an attorney which would prevent an attorney from representing other clients. Of these factors, the time expended is generally the most important. Most attorneys will require that a retainer be paid at the time of retention. Every attorney in Connecticut should have a written fee agreement with his/her clients.

Either spouse may be required to pay the counsel fees and disbursements of the other spouse, based on the same factors to be taken into account in making an award of alimony. Generally, a party with enough funds to pay his or her own attorney will not receive an award of counsel fees; however, the provisions of the support statutes make it possible for the non-monied spouse to recover counsel fees from the monied spouse in a proper case. Never fail to consult an attorney simply because you do not have the immediately available funds to pay a retainer.

Support

Connecticut requires both parents to support their children in accordance with their respective abilities. The published guidelines are required to be considered in each case. The State publishes child support guidelines which are created based on the supporting parent’s income. In exceptional circumstances there are deviations for the standard. By hiring a lawyer familiar with support issues, you can be sure you are getting the right amount of support from your ex spouse. Our attorneys also assist in support order modifications, which enable you to reduce or increase a prior support order based on new circumstances. In divorce cases, every case is unique – there is no one size fits all result – and hiring a lawyer to fashion your correct result is sometimes your best bet.

Not Every Case is the Same

One thing people with a divorce come to learn is that while you may feel like you are alone many others you know have gone through a divorce. However, simply because a friend or family member may have gone through a divorce and have facts that sound similar to yours, does not mean that your case will resolve the same way. Even when a case is in the same courthouse, with the same judge, many people have chosen to hire a “jack of all trades” lawyer who may not have done everything legally possible. You cannot change what has happened but you can change how you deal with it.