Most parents living in Connecticut sincerely want what is best for their children. This is true even when a marriage comes to an end. A primary concern of most divorcing parents is what will happen to their children.
In many cases, parents can work out child custody and support issues between themselves. However, there are situations in which even loving, responsible parents cannot come to an agreement. In these cases, it may be necessary for a family court judge to intervene. In such cases, parents are usually advised to come to court prepared with evidence that supports their relationship with their child or children.
These documents vary but typically include things such as phone records, children’s school progress reports and visitation schedules. Phone records and email logs can demonstrate efforts made by parents to maintain positive relationships with their children. Report cards and progress reports can indicate how well a child is doing in school while under the care of one parent, and visitation schedules may help judges better understand how a family has been organizing parenting time.
In some cases, however, these records may also show that one parent has not been maintaining a relationship with the children. In such cases, the court may want to learn whether the parent has a reason for this. For example, one parent may not be seeing the children often because the other parent makes visits difficult or impossible. On the other hand, if a parent has routinely been missing scheduled visits, the court may consider this fact.
Individuals who are considering divorce and its impact on their kids may benefit from speaking with an experienced family law attorney. The attorney may be able to review the client’s case and make recommendations regarding all aspects of divorce, including property division, child custody and ongoing support.