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August 2017 Archives

Victoria Azarenka facing fierce child custody battle

Working parents have what seems like a never-ending balancing act when it comes to family life and work. The demands of work and parenthood can create a stressful and overwhelming feeling of inadequacy in one's ability to keep both aspects of their life fluid and organized. When a Connecticut couple decides to split up, the issue of child custody can become another ball added to the juggling act that parents must face. Celebrity couples are not immune from family law issues and share the encouragement to keep going through the rough spots.

Is mediation right for a Connecticut divorce?

Marriages dissolve for many reasons, and mediation may seem like the best option to handle the separation. Untangling the finances and designating child custody and spousal support can be a daunting task even when couples are willing to work together to seek the best outcome under the circumstances. While mediation provides a less costly and more civil approach to a Connecticut divorce, the option is not one that is always advisable.

Domestic violence has no social status in Connecticut

As Connecticut couples go through their ever changing and growing roles in life, the relationship often strengthens. Sometimes, though, it breaks apart. Most relationships that end do so with few specific incidents. Some partners are unable to control their rage or heartbreak and result to violence to exert their will over the other partner. The NBA Clipper's center, Willie Reed, has recently been arrested on a domestic violence charge after an argument with his wife, who expressed her desire for a divorce.

Parents lose child custody based solely on IQ

Many Connecticut parents today face raising their children in a world of diversity and acceptance. Understanding the limitations and differences of others and embracing and supporting them for who they are has been a viewpoint for many. Unfortunately, there are still those who see a cognitive or physical disability as a hindrance to parenting. When one parent suffers a psychological or cognitive disability, child custody can be an uphill battle, as one couple in another state has recently discovered.

Connecticut paternity and child support

Expecting a child can be a wonderful and highly anticipated event for the parents and other family members. Preparations for the new arrival often begin to take place almost immediately. Picking out baby names, nursery colors and finding suitable and affordable childcare can be an exciting and sometimes overwhelming task. For some Connecticut parents, the situation may not be one of excitement, as an impending divorce or the breaking off of the relationship with the other parent may overshadow the joy of the upcoming birth. For parents who are no longer living together, the primary caregiver may seek child support and/or a custody agreement to set visitation guidelines and to help ease the financial burden that raising a child can create.