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January 2017 Archives

Robin Thicke accused of abuse in child custody battle

Hip Hop star Robin Thicke says he and his former wife, Paula Patton, agreed on spanking as a form of discipline for their son and adamantly swears that he has not exceeded the boundaries they set during their marriage. Patton appears to think otherwise and has gone back to court to request that an existing child custody order be modified. Hollywood fans in Connecticut are likely following the situation.

Don't mistake physical custody for legal custody

Some parents in Connecticut may be among others who have misinterpreted various legal terms pertaining to child-related issues in divorce. One area that tends to be confusing is that of physical and/or legal custody issues. If you've been under the impression these are one in the same, you are certainly not the first to be mistaken.

Mother denied child custody for now -- based on neglect

Family can be a great blessing in times of trouble. It can also be the source of that trouble. Not all child custody battles are between the mother and father, whether in Connecticut or another jurisdiction. Understandably, conflict can arise in almost any situation. However, one custody proceeding in another state is a little out of the ordinary.

No one is completely safe from domestic violence

One might think that certain segments of the population are safe from the dangers that can befall other families. However, that is not true when the danger one is considering is domestic violence. Even those charged with protecting others from this serious social problem can place themselves on the wrong side of the law as one Connecticut police officer recently discovered.