Divorce

Potential Pitfalls Of Collaborative Divorce

In a collaborative divorce, both parties typically agree to work toward an agreement on issues such as child custody, child support and the value and division of marital property. Some attorneys fail to serve their client’s interests by promoting collaborative...

The use of expert witnesses in divorce

People of substantial means commonly engage numerous experts when they get divorced. Disputes may arise regarding alimony, the division of financial assets, child custody and parenting-related decisions. Either party can ask a judge to consider the testimony of...

Do Entrepreneurs Face More Marital Challenges?

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos recently announced that they are getting a divorce after 25 years of marriage. This case highlights the challenges that business owners and executives often face in equitably dividing their assets during a divorce....

Divorce And The Corporate Spouse

Behind the scenes, spouses may play an important role in the success of CEOs and other business leaders. They may serve as a sounding board, provide support and even offer suggestions about improving a business.  Building A Successful Career TogetherAn article in...

How To Avoid Choosing The Wrong Divorce Attorney

The attorney you choose to guide you through the divorce process will play a critical role in the outcome of your case. Choosing the wrong attorney can prove costly, time-consuming and ultimately impact the division of property, child custody and more. Thankfully,...

Is Divorce Public In Connecticut?

Divorce is a private matter. Most people would prefer to keep it confidential, particularly when they wish to limit the disclosure of sensitive or proprietary financial information or trade secrets. Some cases involve allegations of salacious information that could...

Is There An Alimony Formula?

People going through a divorce often want to know whether the court will award alimony and, if so, the amount and duration of the alimony award. Judges are not limited to a strict formula, which makes it challenging to predict the exact amount of an alimony award....

The Tax Burden Of Alimony Has Shifted

Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, starting January 1st of 2019, alimony payments will no longer be deductible from a payor's income, nor will they be taxed as income to the payee.This change represents a dramatic change in the federal tax law as it pertains to...