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Child custody is guided by presumption in favor of joint custody

The trend in child custody law, including in Connecticut, is toward favoring joint custody. In this state's child custody law, joint custody is divided into two sections, joint legal custody and joint physical custody. Legal custody refers to the decision-making that the parents make regarding the education, health and welfare of the children, whereas physical custody refers to the amount of time each parent has with physical possession of the children.

How to create a parenting schedule that works for both of you

When you and your former spouse share children, deciding how to share custody is one of the more complicated issues of a divorce. However, even if your divorce was contentious, this does not have to be painful process. You can work with your ex to create a parenting plan that protects your children and fits both of your lifestyles.

Unconventional child custody arrangements may be the new norm

When a marriage dissolves, the life that once was thought to be forever is often broken apart and divided between the two spouses. Material possessions are often easy, but when children are involved, the process can be emotional and time consuming, and it may even escalate into an all-out child custody war. Many Connecticut parents who are going through a divorce are now opting to find new and creative ways to manage co-parenting that helps to make life more stable for the kids.

Child custody pursuit reaches outside of the United States

When a Connecticut marriage breaks down, adults often face emotional and physical stress. Should children be involved, the stakes become more tumultuous. When one parent has the means and family support to leave the state or country, the other parent often fears that he or she may never see his or her child again, even when a child custody agreement is in place. A mother in another state fled the country with her then 5-year-old son. When authorities learned of the circumstances surrounding the flight, they sought legal recourse and are in the process of returning the child to his father and holding those involved in the international kidnapping responsible.

Shared child custody advocates may impact Connecticut family laws

When most couples begin the process of divorce, if children are involved, the parents begin to look at shared parenting. This approach to child custody is gaining traction in many states across the country. Recently, a big push by parental advocate groups has led to more than 20 states, including Connecticut, to consider adopting bills that make shared parenting the default choice when a divorce becomes final.

Connecticut dads are winning child custody cases

Connecticut couples going through a divorce can find the experience emotionally taxing. When children are involved, the preference of the court for child custody has usually favored the mother, but fathers are beginning to present a case for themselves and are challenging the norm. As judges take a closer look at the family life prior to the split, dads are getting full custody more than one might assume.

Child custody battle could have Connecticut parents fleeing

When the issue of divorce or separation becomes the elephant in the room for couples and children are involved, a bitter battle may ensue. Some parents will go as far as breaking the law to keep a child from the other parent. Connecticut parents caught up in a child custody case can find themselves searching for their child and the missing ex-partner when the custody battle heats up.

Social status has no impact on Connecticut child custody cases

The breakup of a relationship can create a feeling of uncertainty in Connecticut children and a bitter war between the parents. Some adults can work through the issues and reach a child custody agreement that works well for all parties involved. Some relationships are so weighed down with a history of hurt feelings and resentfulness that the battle between the adults can rage on and cause delays in the finalization of legal issues, like child support and child custody. A very public breakup between Rob Kardashian and his ex-fiancé Blac Chyna has finally reached a settlement with regard to custody and child support of their infant daughter.

Child custody and shared parenting in Connecticut

Divorce can be upsetting for adults, and it can also be traumatic for any children involved. The separation of parents can often leave kids wondering why, how and if they did anything to cause the split. Connecticut parents going through a divorce can ease the stress and burden of uncertainty for kids during a separation by considering shared parenting with regard to child custody.  

Victoria Azarenka facing fierce child custody battle

Working parents have what seems like a never-ending balancing act when it comes to family life and work. The demands of work and parenthood can create a stressful and overwhelming feeling of inadequacy in one's ability to keep both aspects of their life fluid and organized. When a Connecticut couple decides to split up, the issue of child custody can become another ball added to the juggling act that parents must face. Celebrity couples are not immune from family law issues and share the encouragement to keep going through the rough spots.