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Who determines whether sole custody or other arrangement is best?

Anyone in Connecticut who reads online news, watches television or glances at magazine headlines in grocery store checkout lines likely knows a little about various Hollywood stars' courtroom battles regarding their children in divorce. Some people, such as Angelina Jolie, were said to have asked the court for sole custody of their kids. Others were okay with the idea of shared arrangements but wanted to litigate certain issues pertaining to their situations.

Parenting is often a rewarding yet challenging task. When two people divorce, emotions run high and each has a personal opinion on what is best for the children involved. The court, of course, has the final say on such matters but often takes parental opinions and needs into account before rendering final decisions.

Most people believe children of divorce fare best when given equal amounts of time with both parents. In fact, this is typically an opinion the court shares. However, there are sometimes extenuating circumstances that prompt the court to determine that contact with one or the other parent may be detrimental to children; therefore, other custody arrangements must be made in their best interests.

Whether you are facing challenges regarding sole custody or have questions about Connecticut law on a related issue, the Law Office of Robert A. Skovgaard may be able to help. To determine the best course of action in your particular situation, you can begin by requesting a consultation with our experienced legal team. We are fully prepared to protect your parental rights and see to it that certain court proceedings keep your children's best interests as a central focus.

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