STAMFORD CHILD CUSTODY AND SUPPORT LAWYERS
We Keep the Child in Mind in Child Custody and Child Support
Children aren’t weapons to be used between warring spouses during a divorce. It’s surprising how often people forget that the courts will always consider the child’s interests first, no matter how much the parents argue about who is a better provider or nurturer.
At our law firm, in Norwalk, our child custody and support attorneys never forget that as we seek a resolution that aligns with your goals, your children’s rights and interests are of paramount importance in the final divorce settlement or separation action.
Our Fairfield County law firm offers extensive experience in all areas of child custody litigation, including:
- Child support issues and enforcement
- Violations of child support and custody orders, including contempt actions
- Custodial child relocation, move-away cases
- Out-of-state custody cases
- Hague Convention international custody disputes
- Domestic violence issues
- Seeking sole custody when in the best interests of children
- Post-divorce modification of parenting schedule
- Custody disputes and visitation rights between unmarried partners
- Surrogacy issues and questions of who is the legal parent
- Father’s rights and mother’s rights
Stamford Child Custody Attorneys Providing Honest, Assertive Representation
Whether you are in the midst of a divorce or are facing custody disputes as an unmarried parent, we work closely with you to determine what you find most important about your child custody matter. That means listening and investigating the options that will truly protect your family, now and far into the future. It also means sometimes telling you the truth about parenting time and your spouse’s rights, even if it is difficult to hear.
When necessary, we work with the region’s top child specialists and psychologists to prepare and present the strongest case possible. We go beneath the surface to discover what your children need and what the courts will find acceptable about your proposed child custody arrangement (parenting plan). If a trial is necessary, our firm is proud to bring nearly six combined decades of child custody litigation experience into the courtroom.
Experienced Stamford and Greenwich Child Support Lawyers
Mothers and fathers have a statutory duty to support their children. When children are being raised by divorced, separated or unmarried parents, child support orders ensure that both parents are held to their obligations to provide for the care and well-being of their children.
In Connecticut, child support is established in accordance with child support and arrearages guidelines. These guidelines take into account the income of both parents, the number of children being supported by the award, the number of children already being supported by a separate court order and certain other factors. The final child support order may include general support, child care contributions and health care coverage. The court may consider deviations from the child support guidelines on a case-by-case basis. Our Stamford divorce attorneys can assist you in presenting valid reasons for deviating from the typical child support model when it is in the best interests of your children.
Contact Our Stamford Custody Lawyers
In all matters involving child custody, parenting plans and child support, our attorneys are at your side, fighting zealously for what you know is right regarding your children’s best interests. From our offices in Norwalk, Connecticut, our lawyers represent individuals in divorce and family law matters in communities throughout Fairfield County. Call us or contact our family law firm by e-mail for a complimentary initial consultation with experienced child custody and support attorneys.