If you have a child with someone to whom you are not married, many difficult questions can arise. What rights do I have to see the child? Do I get a say in medical decisions for the child? Can the child’s mother move with the child? What are my rights?
There is no need to live in doubt or with these nagging questions. Make a consultation with the Family Law Practice Group and sit down with a highly experienced legal professional who can discuss the specifics of your situation and answer those difficult questions.
Courts in Connecticut generally favor joint legal custody, which is to say that both parents are given equal say in making the major decisions for the child as he or she grows up. The question of physical custody, with which parent the child resides and for which days, is dependent on the specific facts of the case and what the Court determines to be in the best interest of the minor child. If parties disagree as to custody, the Court will appoint a guardian ad litem (an attorney to represent the best interest of the minor child) and will appoint a family services officer to investigate the underlying facts in an effort to determine what is best for your child.
This is a process that should not be done on one’s own. What is more important than your children and your ability to see them and care for them? Something that important deserves the best legal counsel possible to secure your rights and facilitate the best possible outcome for you and your children. Our Family Law Practice has nearly twenty years of experience dealing with custodial matters on a daily basis. Call now, set a consultation and get our expertise working for you.