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Connecticut family law: Making great co-parents after divorce

Children often bear the brunt of many emotions when their parents divorce. A divorcing couple could spill their emotions onto their children. However, Connecticut family law provides tools for parents to become successful co-parents even when emotions are raw and unsettled. Instead of all the don'ts associated with divorce and how to move forward to parent children, psychologists recommend focusing on the do's.

Name change after a Connecticut divorce

Many women still take their husband's surname after marriage. In this modern society, some husbands take their wives' surnames, and in some cases, the new couple creates a new name from both their surnames. In any case, when a couple decides to divorce, one partner may wish to change a surname back to one that was used before the marriage took place. A divorce court judge can be asked to restore a person's former surname in most states including Connecticut.

Family law in Connecticut: The malicious parent syndrome

Stress and divorce walk hand in hand. Even though family law in Connecticut gives a separating couple the means by which to ease that stress, the situation may be fraught with bitterness and anger. Although there is something called "malicious mother syndrome," it could equally apply to fathers in similar situations and is also referred to as malicious parent syndrome.

Child custody: Easing the pain of divorce for kids in Connecticut

Divorce not only impacts the couple, but any children they may have. So, when Connecticut parents work together to ease the sadness and other emotions their children may be experiencing over the divorce, it is in the best interests of everyone concerned. Part of doing that is working together to come to some sort of agreement regarding child custody.

Connecticut family law: Telling kids about shared custody plans

The more children know about what is going to happen to them after their parents split up, the better they are likely to handle the situation. Even in the most difficult circumstances, letting kids know about custody plans will help them to move forward as their living situations change. These kinds of custody legalities in Connecticut are under the family law umbrella.

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  • Thank you Jennifer for handling my divorce. Everything is going well. Get to spend lots of time so far with my boys that makes me happy. Thanks to you again; I wish you and your firm lots of success from this day forward. All the best.
  • Wendy helped guide us through a very difficult and emotional process and was really able to provide an even and fair account for both parties. It's quite evident in her expertise in this area but the way she was able to make you feel safe and secure in a very insecure time goes far beyond her legal prowess. If the two parties are really willing to cooperate and collaborate, she's there to help gain the best possible solution for all involved, especially if there are children.
  • Regardless of how committed one is to the fact that divorce may be imminent and necessary, it is truly one of the most emotional and stressful situations one can experience. It can also be daunting. Wendy has a remarkable ability to cut through the noise and help you focus on the big picture while drilling down on what is most pertinent to your particular situation., they are a formidable team who work collectively with your best interests in mind.
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