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Separation Considerations When Children Are Involved

Separation Considerations When Children Are Involved

When it comes to your health, well-being, and safety in a marriage, you have to do what is best for you and your children. Though some legal separations may be relatively amicable, many times we see violent situations in which a spouse’s safety is the top concern. As your chosen attorneys, we aim to help you achieve the best possible outcome in your situation and we work with you to ensure you are informed every step of the way. In today’s blog, your North Haven and Greenwich, CT attorneys discuss some major considerations you will have to make regarding your separation when children are involved.

Establishing Custody

First and foremost, we want to make sure that your safety and the safety of your child(ren) are a top priority. Helping you through your divorce means so much more than dotting your I’s and crossing your t’s. It means taking the time to create a safety plan and ensuring your best interests.

When children are involved in the process, there are additional considerations to make. For instance, establishing custody is a likely next step. Once again, amicable separations may seek to share custody of a child, whereas cases involving domestic violence will prioritize that the children are safe with the nonviolent parent.

Establishing custody over a child or children is also a process in and of itself, and there are several different factors that the judge will look at to make a determination. Fortunately, you can rest assured that your representation is thorough and effective, as we take the time to truly get to know you and your needs. Contact our team to learn more.

Creating a Parenting Plan

Following custody determinations, the next viable step in your legal separation will be to create a parenting plan and establish visitation rights, if applicable. In separations where violence is not involved, the noncustodial parent will likely want to remain a part of any child(ren)’s life.

The court mandates that a parenting plan is created in order to define the legal rights of either parent when it comes to the child’s wellbeing. To learn more about this process and how our team can help, give us a call today.

Determining Child Support

Finally, but certainly not least, it is important to understand the process the court follows in order to make child support determinations. The judge will look at the earnings of each parent, the living conditions and environments in which parents intend to raise any children, and a host of other factors.

Schedule your Consultation

Contact The Law Offices of Charles & Boni-Vendola, LLC in North Haven and Greenwich, CT by calling 203-861-6800 to learn more about the special considerations you must make when children are involved in a legal separation, and contact our office to schedule your initial consultation with our team today.


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