Parents are demanding that the courts do more to help prevent parental alienation, according to a news report from May 11. Parents' rights groups across the United States brought attention to an annual day to recognize the risk of parental alienation and to begin bringing attention to the risk of this happening in divorce cases.
Child custody arrangements can be some of the most difficult to make during a divorce. You want to create a fair parenting plan, but the thought of seeing your child less often than every day is something you don't want to agree to. Despite that, you and your spouse came up with an agreement you're happy with. However, when you reach court, that's not necessarily going to be approved.
If you are considering a divorce in Connecticut and you have children, you should make sure you know the laws regarding child custody. The way that those laws might affect child custody decisions in your divorce will be important and could influence your next move.
In Connecticut, divorces where children are involved, the court's intention is to put children first. Since children have no choice in a divorce, this is good thing. It ensures someone is looking out for their interests.
Parenting with your ex can be a good thing, and unless you have had a really bitter divorce, you could probably make it happen. However, it might take some effort. Here's how one couple does it.
When couples make a decision to divorce, it is usually about the adults. Once the decision is made, thinking about how it will affect the children usually comes next.
Jennifer Hudson, from "The Voice," and her ex-fiancé, David Otunga, have called it quits. Although the couple never married, but remained engaged for nine years, they have an 8-year-old son, David Jr., who is about to be caught in a custody battle, it appears. Otunga, a former wrestler, says he intends to fight for primary custody of their child.
Residents in the Hartford region shared shock and disgust when it learned that a small boy placed in a home by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) nearly starved to death. The entire situation is too complex to detail here, but some of the important facts are listed below, according to news sources:
Even though we are attorneys who are committed to the law and to the preservation of family, we believe that the legal aspects of child custody can complicate matters in some cases. This does not mean we think that parents in the midst of child custody proceedings should not seek legal assistance. On the contrary, we believe attorney representation protects parents and children alike in all matters related to divorce.
This may come as no surprise to Connecticut parents who already share child custody, but experts are now saying it is nearly always the best option for children. Despite this, mothers are still most often awarded full custody of the kids with fathers only getting a small amount of parenting time.