The state of Connecticut has laws providing grandparents with the opportunity to apply for a special relief to see their grandchildren. A special sort of custody and visitation, called grandparents' rights, provides a legal avenue for grandparents wishing to establish the legal right to be an active part of their grandchildren's lives. Recently, one family finds themselves battling before the Supreme Court over the issue.
Learning to co-parent successfully with your former spouse following divorce definitely takes work, but parents who are able to do so are often able to minimize the negative impact their divorces may have on their children. A common element many divorced parents use to set guidelines and expectations with regard to parenting is a parenting plan, which is a written document that stipulates who has what responsibilities when it comes to caring for your shared child.
Many Connecticut residents may be familiar with former NBC personality Matt Lauer. After he was accused of misconduct at work, his personal life was affected. His wife of nearly a decade filed for divorce.
Connecticut residents are likely aware that law enforcement responds to domestic disturbances in a quick and serious manner. In an effort to prevent escalating domestic violence, calls for help are treated as dangerous situations. When police respond to a home where alleged abuse has occurred, they often try to apprehend the alleged aggressor and then question the parties involved.
Connecticut families are probably aware that being a victim of a violent crime can be frightening long after an abuser has been apprehended. Domestic violence can be an especially scary scenario for victims because, in some cases, the abuser was providing for a victim or family. Victims may fear that, if they attempt to escape abuse, they may not be able to provide for themselves or their children.
Connecticut residents are among the many Americans that enjoy a good book, especially if the read pertains to their personal life in some way. Whether a book is fiction or nonfiction, it can often be helpful for readers to feel as if the author truly understands their specific set of circumstances. Recently, one local author penned a novel to explain the stress and pain that can result from a child custody dispute.