Potential Alimony Complications for Same Sex Divorcing Couples in Connecticut

The legalization of marriage between partners of the same sex in Connecticut was a hard-fought battle. Decisions recognizing marriage equality in Connecticut in 2008, and then nationally in 2015, were celebrated across the United States—but didn't come without some complexities. Many same-sex spouses still face a variety of issues that aren't a reality in heterosexual marriages, and the same extends to the Read More

6 Preemptive Strategies to Protect Your Business From Divorce

Most people going through it know that divorce is not only emotionally trying, but also that there will likely be unwelcome financial consequences.  Entrepreneurs and business owners, however, face the additional potential of a significant negative impact to their business -- in some cases the whole company is at risk, even if it's thriving. Due to the added complexities, these matters require more attention and Read More

Top Four Financial Benefits To Filing First For Divorce

One of the questions we are often asked at Freed Marcroft is whether there is an advantage to filing for divorce before your spouse.  Given that this is such a common concern, we have put together a three-part series detailing the potential financial, legal, and family benefits to being the first to file. We will begin today with the top financial benefits, but first, understand that divorce is not just a legal or Read More

Cohabitation After Divorce: Living with a New Partner Can Impact Alimony

Many people are aware that a remarriage can end a former spouse's alimony, but not everyone realizes that cohabiting after a divorce can also affect alimony. This is a particularly important issue given how many couples are choosing to live together rather than marry.  The percentage of married households in the United States has fallen to a historic low; census data cited in a 2014 study by the Pew Research Center Read More