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Cohabitation can impact spousal support payments

When Connecticut residents divorce, any spousal support that is awarded is generally a certain amount per month for a specified period of time. A change in circumstances of either party may provide grounds for reopening the issue, and cohabitation is one change in circumstance that could be used to reduce or terminate the original award.

Increases in earnings leads to review of child support levels

Families in New Haven can turn to the courts for assistance if they believe that a former spouse is hiding income in an attempt to make lower child support payments. In a heavily publicized case, a man earning millions of dollars a year has tried to have his income information shielded through the courts. However, the courts have sided with the man's ex-wife that determined that his financial information should be made public and introduced at trial.

Judge defines premarital assets in billionaire's divorce case

Connecticut spouses amidst divorce proceedings may be concerned with the definition of premarital property. An Oklahoma District Court judge recently issued a statement on Feb. 13 that defined premarital assets during the divorce case of a billionaire. Oil tycoon Harold Hamm owns the controlling interest in Continental Resources, and he is involved in a divorce case with his wife. Investors have been waiting to hear how the court will divide the man's stock shares of Continental Resources.

Key elements in proving cohabitation in an alimony case

Many Connecticut residents who pay alimony may find some facts regarding the termination of payments interesting. Obtaining sufficient evidence for proving a valid reason for asking the court to rule in favor of terminating alimony is a complicated undertaking. There are a few key elements that are generally considered in this process.

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