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Can Connecticut fathers obtain child custody?

Navigating the divorce process can be a scary, lonely and confusing process. It is even scarier when a parent is unsure how the separation will affect his relationship with his children. Often, fathers assume that they don't have the same rights as mothers when it comes to child custody. In order to ensure they have the best chance of obtaining a favorable outcome in their child custody order, Connecticut fathers will want to know how the state courts determine child custody arrangements.

Child custody options in Connecticut

The most difficult decision parents going through divorce face is determining the custody arrangement for their children. Houses can be sold, cars can be replaced, new marriages may follow, but the children are irreplaceable. Parents need to know what their options are before they can make the best decision for their children. There are several different child custody options utilized in Connecticut.

Dealing with child custody problems in Connecticut

To say that divorce is sad is an understatement. When a marriage breaks down for whatever reason in Connecticut, it means the family dynamic also changes. If the couple has children, child custody issues come into play, and they, too, aren't always without problems. Co-parenting in two different households can be overwhelming, not only for the parents but for the children, too.

Breastfeeding could play a role in child custody in Connecticut

If a couple with a young child or baby splits up, there may be an added factor to consider when it comes to the child. If the woman is breastfeeding the baby and child custody is such that the parents share co-parenting and custody, mom may become worried how her baby may fare being separated from her for lengthy periods. It's important that Connecticut couples with this issue understand each other and try to do what's best for the infant, especially when the dad may think that his former spouse is using breastfeeding as a means of keeping his child from him.

Child custody in Connecticut: When a custodial parent dies

Losing a parent is devastating to a child. But when that parent is the custodial parent according to a child custody agreement coming out of a divorce, it can be even more life-altering for a child in many ways. The law in Connecticut has proper procedures in place when it comes to who will take on the caregiver role of children who lose the parent with whom they were living. In many cases, that role reverts to a noncustodial parent, grandparents or other relatives.

How virtual visitation works in Connecticut child custody cases

In the technological age there are different ways that divorcing parents can spend time with their children. Part of that might include virtual visitation when kids in Connecticut can visit their parents via Skype, webcam or with other computer software. This sort of visitation may also be written into a parenting agreement or mandated through a child custody order, and it is usually a noncustodial parent who has moved away that uses this type of visitation.

Child custody in Connecticut: Being aware of potential problems

Children often take the breakups of their parents' marriages the hardest. So, when it comes time for the separating couple in Connecticut to discuss child custody, being aware of the potential snags and how to overcome them may help their children through a very emotional time. Communicating and cooperating with each other is a step in the right direction.

Child custody: Co-parenting and parallel parenting differences

If there is one thing a divorcing couple is likely to agree on is that they want what's in the best interests of their children. When it comes to child custody issues in Connecticut, parents typically strive to reach an agreement on how to best parent their children, and a lot hinges upon whether the former couple has an amicable relationship. Co-parenting may be best for the kids, but when that's not possible, parallel parenting may work.

When child custody is shared, children experience less stress

Children who have been used to living in a two-parent household and suddenly find their lives uprooted by divorce need all the support they can get. When it comes to child custody in Connecticut, research has shown that when parents share custody, their children fare better in pretty much every way. When a child sees both parents on a regular basis their stress levels are lowered. Children worry about an absent parent, which makes the situation even more difficult.

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.

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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.
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  • 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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