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Family law: Connecticut teachers and kids' home lives

Most teachers agree that, if their students' parents are divorcing, it's best if they know about it. Although there is nothing under family law in Connecticut that says parents are obliged to tell their children's teachers should they decide to separate, it may be in the best interest of their children, since kids spend a great amount of time around their teachers, and so they can gauge any changes in behavior. However, very few parents actually do tell their kids' teachers about their home lives.

Family law in Connecticut: A solid parenting plan can do wonders

With a solid parenting plan, a divorcing couple is on the right path to parent their children in a positive manner even amidst the most stressful circumstances. Family law in Connecticut strives to give parents the means by which they can be good parents to their kids even as separate individuals. A parenting plan is a legally binding document that spells out certain particulars of the lives of children of divorce such as where and with whom they'll be living.

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.

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.

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.

Using family law to help ensure the success of a business

Most Connecticut entrepreneurs take care to review the legal and business decisions they need to make when starting a new business. They may even consult with an attorney regarding the formation and planning involved. However, they may not consider how family law could affect the future -- and potential success -- of any new venture.

How to establish paternity under Connecticut family law

Many couples decide to wait to marry or not to marry at all, yet still want to have children together. If you are one of these couples, you need to be aware that the legal paternity of your children is not guaranteed since you are unmarried. Under Connecticut family law, the assumption is that the husband of a woman having a child is the legal father, but that presumption does not exist for unmarried parents.

Dealing with family law issues prior to marriage

Whether you own a business, a home or other substantial assets prior to marriage, you may find yourself considering a prenuptial agreement. Dealing with some Connecticut family law issues before you get married could provide you with peace of mind. In addition, even though contemplating divorce as you prepare for your wedding might not be romantic, it does help prevent problems in the future if the marriage does not last.

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