Protecting Your Relationship With Your Child
Establishing child custody is one of the most difficult aspects of a divorce, and conflict during this time can have a tremendous impact on your child. With careful planning and skilled negotiation, however, you can decrease conflict now and protect the bonds that you share with your child.
At Rome Clifford Katz & Koerner LLP, our Hartford-based attorneys handle child custody cases as part of our divorce practice as well as in paternity cases. We understand that the way that you resolve a custody dispute can set the tone for your future co-parenting, and we will work to negotiate a solution that is fair for both parents and protects the best interest of the child. We will also advocate on your behalf in the courtroom if negotiation is unsuccessful.
Creating A Plan That Is Best For Your Family
Many different joint custody arrangements can be negotiated, including plans where one parent has custody on alternating weekends and one night per week or arrangements where parenting time is split equally. Depending on the incomes of the parents, child support might also be paid.
While joint custody is the preferred option, in some situations sole custody might be a safer or preferable arrangement for your child. This could include situations where abuse or neglect has been a factor or when addiction or mental health challenges make one parent unable to give the child the care they need.
We will work to protect your parental rights through negotiation first, but if litigation is necessary, we will advocate in court to protect what matters most to you.
When Life Changes, Custody And Support May Be Modified
We understand that one parent’s situation may change after child custody and support are established. Consequently, support may be modified if there is a material change in circumstances. We can help you handle issues that arise after your divorce is finalized, including but not limited to:
- Modification after relocation, job change or other shift in life circumstance
- Enforcement of visitation
- Enforcement of child support
The attorneys at Rome Clifford Katz & Koerner LLP will work with you post-divorce to ensure that your rights and your child’s rights are protected.
Contact Us For The Child Custody Solution You Need
Whether you are working to establish a custody agreement or need to alter a preexisting arrangement because circumstances have changed, we can help. Contact our family law attorneys through our online contact form or call 860-764-2920 to arrange a free consultation and explore your legal options.