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Connecticut Divorce Lawyer Discusses Parental Rights

When children are involved in a divorce, the issue of custody is often highly emotional and a source of contention. The issue of child custody is often the most contested aspect of a divorce and therefore frequently causes the divorce to drag on longer than normal. Bauer Law Group, LLC can help you protect your rights and resolve your child custody dispute as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Types of Custody in Connecticut

The legal terms used to define custody are often confusing to people. There is a distinction between "legal custody" and "physical/residential custody."

  • Legal Custody – The right of a person to make major decisions on behalf of the child, such as decisions regarding the child's education, health, and religion. Sole custody is when one parent is the primary decision maker.
  • Physical Custody – The parent or parents with whom the child will live. This can include joint physical custody, where the child splits their time living between the parent's homes.

If you have questions about child custody, then please speak with a divorce lawyer at Bauer Law Group, LLC!

Avoiding Messy Child Custody Battles

Although the divorce or custody process often raises feelings of bitterness and resentment towards the other person, it is in everyone's best interest to reach an amicable agreement regarding custody and visitation. Once your relationship has deteriorated, you and the other parent still need to raise your children together, even though you now reside in different houses.

Your children should not feel like they need to choose sides. To help alleviate this burden that children often assume, it is important that both parents work together to make your divorce the least disruptive on your child's life as possible.

Speak with a Child Custody Attorney at Our Firm

Reaching an agreement, however, is not always an option. In this situation, the child custody lawyers at Bauer Law Group, LLC are prepared to vigorously and aggressively litigate the issue of custody. A child's interests are paramount to the issue of custody. Those interests are represented, not by the child, but by their own appointed counsel referred to as a guardian ad litem.

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