The youngest members of a family often go through upheaval and experience emotional duress during a divorce. To provide as much continuity of lifestyle as possible and offer security during a time of transition, Connecticut parents may try a co-parenting approach to their child custody arrangement. This offers a child access to both parents, which is a positive step, but it requires regular, open and honest communication between parents to make this type of arrangement work well.
It is not surprising that children are often those most affected by divorce. When Connecticut parents divorce, some may have difficulty ironing out important issues like child custody. In such cases -- when parents are unable to come to an agreement on issues involving children -- the court may appoint a guardian ad litem (GAL) to make sure a child's best interests are being taken into consideration while their parents confront the issue, either through continued negotiations or in court.
Divorced working parents have a lot on their plates. For busy Connecticut professionals who are parents, balancing their work life with the amount of time they have to spend with their children can be stressful. There are ways to get the most out of child custody rights while maintaining a strong work ethic as well. There is no reason a higher income-earning parent shouldn't get as much parenting time as does a stay-at-home parent.
There may be nothing more devastating to a parent than not being able to have a relationship with his or her child. Yet, parents going through a divorce sometimes face horrible child custody fights resulting in one losing custody of his or her kids. Connecticut parents who do lose custody of their children have some avenues to regain that custody -- with the help an an experienced lawyer.
When a couple divorces or separates there are a host of issues about which decisions must be made. For those Connecticut couples who have children, child custody is one of the most important decisions there is. Many fathers, however, have been claiming that they're getting the short end of the stick when it comes to their kids after they've parted ways with their mothers.
When parents divorce or separate, it is likely their children will be affected most of all. When it comes to issues of child custody in Connecticut, disputes could also arise between parents who were never married, but who are no longer in an intimate relationship. Custody matters need to be ironed out in these situations as well and sometimes they can involve grandparents and other relatives, too.
A 50-year-old woman has been missing for months now. Her mother has been granted child custody of her five children and their father -- who has been estranged from the woman for two years -- has been arrested in connection with her disappearance in May. The story has garnered much media attention in Connecticut where the woman resided.
Connecticut parents might be in a situation where they do not get along with one another. Reality star Kathryn Dennis, a staple on the show "Southern Charm," is in the same boat. She claims that her ex-husband will stop at nothing to ruin her reputation amid their current child custody battle.
Many experts have gone on record to say that children do better emotionally and even physically when both parents play integral roles in their lives. When it comes to child custody in a divorce situation, Connecticut parents need to set aside their differences when co-parenting their children -- whether they have joint custody or if there is one custodial parent with the other having visitation rights. It is incumbent upon parents to do what is in the best interests of their children and barring anything that might endanger a child, that usually means having a meaningful relationship with both parents.
When considering a child custody arrangement, Connecticut family courts always try to determine what is in the child's best interest. What really does "in the child's best interest" mean? There are several factors that are considered when determining the best child custody arrangement for a child.