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Connecticut Child Custody Laws Favor What Is Best in The Interest of The Child

If you are considering getting a divorce from your partner, a renowned experienced divorce lawyer in Connecticut will support you in every way in the proceedings even if it is about your child’s custody. The Connecticut child custody laws dictate that the arrangements should be determined in ways that are in the best interests of the child. 

Get an experienced Connecticut divorce lawyer from Broder Orland Murray & DeMattie LLC who has deep knowledge in the trial and settlement of various types of divorce cases. They work diligently to advocate on your behalf. They achieve their goals of negotiating appropriate parenting plans in case of a child’s custody. Their team of passionate lawyers offers creative solutions to fit the needs of each client and their family. 

There are two kinds of child custody in Connecticut:

1) Physical custody: 

  • The child lives with the parent with physical custody 
  • It may also include joint physical custody where the child spends a good amount of time at each parent’s home. The amount of time may not necessarily be equal. 
  • Sole physical custody is when the child lives mainly with one parent (primary custodial parent) and can visit the other parent (noncustodial parent) at times. 
  • The custodial parent has the rights to the child’s medical, educational and extracurricular activities.

The Connecticut divorce lawyers also help parents in making their agreements regarding child custody.

2) Legal custody: 

  • It addresses the rights to the parents to make decisions about the child’s welfare with educational, medical, and religious matters. 
  • Connecticut laws give preference of joint legal custody wherein both parents can share decision-making rights for the child. 
  • Judges in Connecticut often award joint legal custody unless there are reasons it is unsafe or impossible for the child.

Deciding factors of child custody in Connecticut

  • Child’s needs and temperament and cultural background
  • Each parents’ ability to understand and meet the needs, and active involvement in child’s life
  • The present and past relationship of the child with each parent
  • Parents physical and mental health
  • Parents wish for sole or joint custody
  • Child’s wish for custody if the child has is not a toddler and has reached a “sufficient age” of 12 years

The well-experienced Connecticut lawyers from Broder Orland Murray & DeMattie LLC will provide you with information that is more specific and help in resolving divorce and custodial issues.  They provide seamless litigation and will assist in a fair settlement for you.

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