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December 2016 Archives

Outgoing administration makes changes to child support for some

The majority of divorced parents who do not have physical custody make every effort to fulfill their financial obligations to their children. There are some circumstances that may make it difficult for some parents to make their child support payments. A new federal law recently was enacted that will affect families in every state, including Connecticut.

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr seeks divorce after 25 years

The decision to end a marriage is seldom done without careful consideration and often comes with mixed emotions, especially when the relationship has spanned more than two decades. When one lives in the public eye, a divorce filing usually attracts the attention of the media as well as the general population, which may make the process all the more difficult. While the majority of Connecticut families can enjoy privacy when it comes to these life-changing decisions, others may be fair game for public scrutiny.

Connecticut domestic violence can take many forms

In spite of the fact that the family unit has undergone many changes over the past several decades, one thing remains the same -- everyone is entitled to safety and peace of mind no matter the type of family relationship. One of the sad realities of life is that domestic violence remains a problem throughout the nation, and Connecticut is no exception. There are many types of abuse, and victims frequently experience more than one form in an abusive relationship.

Child custody: Physical custody, joint custody, legal custody

When it comes to divorce, there are many decisions that need to be made. Perhaps one of the most important decisions revolves around child custody issues. There are a number of child custody arrangements that Connecticut parents may face.