Resolving Issues Concerning Child Custody And Parenting Plans

When divorce proceedings become contentious, it is often due to disagreements involving child custody and parenting plans. The emotions and anxiety that are often part of these disputes can be exhausting. However, the assistance of skilled legal counsel can be essential to preserving your relationship with your children despite the stress of divorce.

We are family law attorneys in the Farmington Valley. Our legal practice at The Law Offices of Donna L. Buttler, LLC, is devoted to helping families get through difficult times. To schedule an initial consultation, call us at 860-404-6134.

The Best Interests Of The Children

When making custody determinations, the court will focus on what is in the best interests of the children. It can be helpful to think of custody issues not as a game to be won, but rather as a disagreement over what each parent thinks is best for their child.

An amicable resolution, reached through either the collaborative divorce process or through mediation, is the most desired outcome. However, sometimes parents are simply unable to see eye-to-eye. In these cases, we can help represent both the interests of yourself and your child through courtroom litigation.


Legal Custody And Physical Custody

There are two types of custody that may be granted to a parent. Physical custody refers to the child's primary place of residence, while legal custody refers to the right of the parent to make decisions on behalf of the child. Legal custody may be granted to either one or both parents.

It is important to keep in mind that the law feels that a child maintaining a relationship with both parents is in his or her best interests. However, there are circumstances where this may not be possible nor desirable. We can explain your options while helping you determine the best path for moving forward.


Contact A Lawyer For Child Custody Help In Connecticut

We are here to help guide you through the divorce and child custody process. To learn more about how we can help, call us at 860-404-6134 or contact us online.