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Child custody matters in Connecticut

Custody decisions may have lasting implications for both parents and children, making it important to have reliable information and assistance as you deal with the issues. Whether a child custody case results in connection with a divorce or between unmarried parents, the situation could become contentious as parenting time, support and other decisions are addressed. It is important that both your child's interests and your concerns be voiced firmly and effectively.

Connecticut's court system is focused on the best interest of the child in a custody case, meaning that decisions are viewed with the impact on the child being the greatest priority. A lawyer or guardian ad litem may be assigned to make appropriate recommendations to this end. Meanwhile, your own legal counsel is important as your perspective on the issues and your needs are presented. While there tends to be a presumption that mothers are favored in custody cases, this is not true. Access to both parents is considered important so that children are able to benefit from the relationships with each of their parents. By working with our attorneys at the O'Neil Law Firm, P.C., your interests could be presented effectively.

In some cases, custody or parenting time may need to be modified based on a change in circumstances. A move or a change in work schedule, for example, could affect your ability to comply with an existing visitation schedule. In such cases, working with us may be important as you seek a modification in your parenting schedule.

A divorce may terminate your marital relationship, but it does not end your relationship with a child. Effective legal representation is important for ensuring that your ability to spend time with your child is supported through the establishment of an appropriate custody agreement. Please read our custody and visitation page for additional information.

Source: The O'Neil Law Firm, P.C., "Hartford Child Custody Lawyer", November 06, 2014

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