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February 2017 Archives

Divorce in Connecticut: Minimizing the negative aspects

Most people who get married in Connecticut (or elsewhere) assume their unions will last for the rest of their lives. While some couples go on to celebrate their golden wedding anniversaries and beyond, others wind up in divorce court a decade or so after their wedding days. The challenges and long-lasting effects of dissolving a marriage can be many. However, it is often possible to mitigate negative circumstances and achieve agreeable outcomes that help all involved move toward successful, happy futures.

Sunny von Bulow website serves victims of spousal abuse

There's no telling how many people in Connecticut have suffered physical and/or mental harm at the hands of their own husbands or wives. Spousal abuse remains a significant concern in many households throughout the nation. A website launched in memory of Sunny von Bulow is one of many resources available that provide information and assistance to victims of domestic violence.

When relocation plans will affect child custody

Divorce is seldom easy, as any Connecticut parent who has gone through it can attest. Even after the court issues a final judgment, parents often wind up before a judge again when child custody issues related to relocation arise. As in all situations regarding child custody after divorce, the court has the final say, although parental opinion and various other factors are considered in the process.

Who is the primary caretaker in a shared custody arrangement?

Connecticut parents who divorce often face many challenges as they adapt to new lifestyles and parenting arrangements. Every state has its own guidelines regarding children's best interests and issues pertaining to custody, visitation and support. Even in shared custody arrangements, there may be questions regarding who is considered the primary caretaker of the children. 

Child support guidelines vary by state

Connecticut parents who have ended their marriages in court may be well aware of how emotionally charged situations can become, especially those pertaining to children. Child custody, visitation and support are among the top three issues that often wind up pitting parents against each other in drawn out courtroom battles. Child support guidelines vary by state, so anyone preparing to address this type of matter in court will want to clarify this state's laws before proceeding.