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January 2013 Archives

Child support debt does not have to mean jail time

For many Connecticut parents, meeting their monthly child support obligation has become increasingly difficult in recent years. A sluggish economy and slowly recovering job market have left many parents struggling to make ends meet. While the vast majority of non-custodial parents have the intention and desire to provide for their children, there are cases in which conditions out of their control have made it impossible to sustain pre-existing levels of child support.

When divorce is on the list of New Year's resolutions

Connecticut spouses who are considering filing for divorce in the early weeks of the new year are not alone. January has long been the most popular month to file for divorce, for a number of reasons. Many spouses go through one last holiday as a family in order to lessen the impact for their children. Others find tax advantages in waiting until the start of a new year to file. No matter the reasons behind the timing, there are a number of steps that spouses can take before filing that can help ensure a beneficial outcome.

Child custody battle of interest to all military parents

In matters of child custody, family courts in Connecticut and elsewhere are expected to make rulings that serve the best interests of the child or children at the center of each case. This is a responsibility that the American people entrust to the courts, and one that can have serious repercussions on both the individuals involved and the constitutional rights of all parents. One ongoing child custody battle has made news across the country, as it involves a challenge to the parental rights of Unites States service members.

Child custody mistakes could be devastating to Connecticut parent

Connecticut parents make daily decisions concerning the health and well-being of their children. We research the best toys to buy, make sure our homes are fully child-proofed and choose activities that will both entertain and enrich our children. However, for a growing number of single parents, one of the most essential forms of protection is often overlooked. When one parent is absent or shows little interest in his or her child, the other parent often believes that there is no need for a formal child custody agreement. In reality, however, nothing could be further from the truth.