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Don't let child custody problems ruin your summer time fun

For many people in Connecticut who divorce after a new year arrives, the onset of summer is truly like a breath of fresh air. Especially if they are custodial parents, they look forward to traveling with their children, building new and lasting memories and supporting each other as they adapt to their post-divorce lifestyles. Hopefully, communication with former spouses is amicable, as that tends to make everything child-related much easier. However, when child custody or visitation disagreements arise, summer fun might be put on hold. Overcoming such obstacles is often possible, if you know where to turn in a pinch for appropriate support.

Child custody battle focused on what defines a parent

Not every child-related situation in Connecticut courtrooms involves married mothers and fathers. In fact, some child custody battles occur between people who were never married in the first place. An ongoing litigation in another state happens to be between two women.

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.

Judge scolds Baraba Evans in court over child custody situation

Teen Mom 2 fans in Connecticut are likely aware of an ongoing contentious situation between reality TV star, Jenelle Evans, and her mother, Barbara. The older Evans has custody of her 7-year-old grandson, but the boy's mother won a small victory in court recently when the judge said the grandmother can no longer restrict visitation. Jenelle Evans said she's happy but at the same time devastated that she still does not have full child custody of her own son.

Extenuating issues complicate child custody case in another state

Connecticut parents who divorce typically understand that the process ahead is bound to be wrought with challenge. After all, severing marital ties, especially when children are involved, is a major life-change to which all parties need to adapt, which isn't always easy. If there are extenuating circumstances, as there appear to be in a recent out-of-state child custody case, things can get quite complicated in the courtroom.

Alex Jones' former wife asks for sole or joint custody of kids

Before a Connecticut court hands down a decision regarding children and divorce, there's often a lot of back-and-forth between parents in the courtroom. Typically, a judge listens to testimony and makes an informed decision based on existing laws, guidelines and children's best interests. Some situations are quite contentious, such as a current battle between Infowars star, Alex Jones, and his former wife, who seeks sole or joint custody of their three children.

Southern Charm's Ravanel and Dennis fighting over child custody

Fans of popular TV show, "Southern Charm" are familiar with two of its main stars, Thomas Ravanel and Kathryn Calhoun Dennis. The two actors are currently engaged in a contentious child custody battle regarding their two young children. Many parents in Connecticut may relate to this embittered situation.

Child custody battles common to Connecticut parents who divorce

Many Connecticut spouses decide to untie their marital knots after having been married only a year or two. Others stay together for decades then split once they reach middle age. In fact, divorce over 50 is becoming more and more common as years pass. Regardless of whether a marriage enjoyed longevity before ending or barely got out of the starting gate, many couples who are also parents can relate to challenges regarding child custody, visitation and support.

Can an international court supercede a child custody ruling here?

Many Connecticut parents are familiar with the problems that often arise regarding parenting plans and divorce. While not every child custody situation is contentious, it's definitely not uncommon for problems regarding the issue to arise. A woman in another state claims she was merely adhering to an existing court order when her situation suddenly became an international incident.

Unprecedented child custody decision made in another state

What constitutes average Connecticut families nowadays looks a lot different than traditional families of long ago. Many children today are raised by single parents or by grandparents. While there are indeed still families where a mother stays home to raise the children and the father acts as sole breadwinner, the landscape of the American family has changed a great deal. As families evolve, so do child custody situations in divorce.