Hartford Child Custody Lawyer

Whether you are going through a divorce involving children or are an unmarried parent concerned about your rights, odds are you have concerns and questions regarding child custody. In Connecticut, the courts will focus on what is in the children's best interests when determining custody, parenting time and visitation arrangements.

When involved in a child custody dispute, the court allows parents to choose a lawyer or guardian ad litem to conduct an investigation and make a recommendation to the court regarding child custody. The evaluation will examine all aspects of your child's life, including your home and the child's interactions, school, extracurricular activities, and therapy, if applicable. The child custody evaluation is only one part of the court's consideration for the final custody order, but it is an important part.

At The O'Neil Law Firm, P.C., based in Hartford, we will represent you and protect your interests throughout the child custody evaluation whether a part of your divorce, stepparent adoption or child custody modification.

For help with your child custody issue, contact us today. We return all calls promptly.

Trusted Advice From an Experienced New Britain Visitation and Parenting Time Attorney

Parents sometimes assume that custody and parenting time will be awarded to the mother in all cases, but this is incorrect. The courts have done their research, and they know that the most well-adjusted children have access to both parents — either through parenting time or visitation.

At our law firm, we understand the factors the courts will take into consideration for custody and visitation matters. Patricia O'Neil, our family law attorney, will take the time to fully understand your situation in order to advise on solutions that will fit the unique needs of your family.

Contact Us for a Free Initial Consultation

For a free initial consultation with an experienced Hartford child custody attorney, call us at 860-967-0839 or toll free at 866-942-5898. To send an e-mail, please complete and submit the online form on our website. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. We accept all major credit cards.