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December 2014 Archives

How divorce attorneys facilitate fair property distribution

Imagine the following scenario: You and your spouse have mutually agreed to get a divorce. Since it is an amicable split, neither of you feel the need to acquire legal representation, both of you expecting to resolve the matter quickly and relatively painlessly. However, as the process begins to accelerate you find yourselves facing unexpected disagreements about how to handle your shared marital property. Before you know it, things have spun out of control and what began as an amicable endeavor has turned into a bitter dispute between you and someone you loved.

What does “equitable division of property” mean in your divorce?

Some years ago, the Appellate Court of Connecticut wrote that “(i)t is black letter law that Connecticut is an equitable distribution property state.” That means that when a marriage ends in divorce in our state, the court strives to find an equitable, fair distribution of marital assets, rather than imposing a 50-50 split that might be unfair to one spouse or the other.

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