The decisions made in the child custody and support processes affect your entire family, which is why they must be made with great care and consideration for those involved. At Dzialo, Pickett & Allen, P.C., we take the time to get to know you, so we can work toward an outcome that is tailored to the needs of you and your children. We serve clients in Middletown, Old Saybrook, Hartford and throughout Connecticut.
Working Out A Custody Agreement That Works For Your Family
There are many different ways to approach child custody, but ultimately, any decisions must be made in the best interests of the child or children involved. Our family law attorneys will guide you through the process, making sure you have a realistic understanding of your options.
To resolve a child custody matter, both physical and legal custody must be determined. Legal custody grants a parent the right to make important decisions regarding the child, including decisions about health care, education and religion. A parent who has physical custody is the parent the child lives with most often.
It is possible for a parent to be granted both types of custody, just one or neither. Although the outcome depends greatly on the unique circumstances of each case, shared custody — in which parents share physical and legal custody — is common today. Our lawyers approach each case with the best interests of the whole family in mind.
Determining Child Support
Child support ensures that both parents contribute financially to their child or children after a divorce or if they are not together. Connecticut provides guidelines for child support, taking into account numerous factors, including the incomes of each parent, the child custody arrangement, and the needs of the child or children.
Let Us Help
We truly care about the needs of your family, and are prepared to help you through the complicated processes of child custody and support. If it is easier for you, we can speak Polish or Spanish. Call our office today at 860-398-9386 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.