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Too often divorce is seen as a win/lose situation. You turn your destinies over to your two attorneys and hope they know what they are doing. The problems is: they donít know you, your goals and aspiration or your familyís needs.
So, what is divorce mediation? Simply put, its a process in which a divorcing couple meets, together, with a mediator or, in some cases, two co-mediators in a series of scheduled sessions. During those session, the couple discloses the hard facts that is, information regarding their joint and individual finances bank accounts, debts, investments, retirement accounts and pensions and assets real estate, cars, other vehicles.
When dividing property, the Connecticut court considers the value of the homemaker's services. In brief marriages, the court will try to divide the property so that the parties are in the same financial condition as they were before the marriage. In longer marriages, the court will try to divide the property 50-50. Ultimately, the division of property may vary widely from case to case depending on the court's analysis of a number of factors.
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