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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.

It seems that issues concerning custody are not prone to social or economic boundaries. From parents who live relatively private and simple lives to popular Hollywood celebrities and their former counterparts, the court is used to hearing cases involving unresolved child-related issues. Many find it much easier to navigate the system by allowing experienced family law attorneys to act on their behalves in court.

Some child custody battles, like that of actress Scarlett Johansson and her former husband, Romain Duriac, become international incidents when one parent wants to obtain physical custody of a child and move to another country. In this particular situation, Duriac wants to raise his daughter in France. Johansson is adamantly opposed to the idea.

Other parental battles involve both parties fighting for custody. One can hardly browse Internet news or scan through pages of a newsstand magazine without seeing stories about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's ongoing saga. Jolie wants sole custody of their children and even accused Pitt of child abuse at one point; however, lengthy investigations showed no evidence to prove such allegations. There may be parents in Connecticut facing similar child custody issues; if so, they can take similar action to what some of these celebrities have done by hiring attorneys to represent them in court.

Source:, "5 Shocking Celebrity Child Custody Battles", Teresa Lo, March 28, 2017

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