Connecticut residents are likely aware that taking care of mental health issues is just as important as caring for one's physical health. Health care providers are now aware that issues like anxiety and depression can affect an entire family, not just the person suffering from illness. A recent study shows that mothers are sometimes afraid to admit they may need mental health treatment because they fear it will affect child custody.
Most Connecticut parents would likely agree that even if two parents maintain separate households and are no longer a couple, both parties still want what's best for their children. Often, child custody can be a point of contention between two parents, especially if a new custody arrangement needs to be made in the aftermath of an end to a relationship, such as a divorce. It is common for both parents to have trouble learning to adjust to a new shared schedule, and issues like physical custody, child support and visitation must be addressed.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.