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Understanding Child Support In Connecticut

Understanding Child Support In Connecticut

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If you and the other parent have decided to end your relationship, the most important step is making sure that the child is cared for. Here in Connecticut, both parents are responsible for the financial side of raising the child, which may require one of you to pay child support. If this is your first time through the process, it might feel a bit confusing, and talking with a knowledgeable legal professional can help you to better understand how things work.

At the law offices of Charles & Boni-Vendola, LLC in Greenwich and North Haven, CT, we are here to give you the guidance you need when it comes to child support and visitation. Understandably, this can be a hot topic for many families, and having an attorney by your side can be a helpful way of knowing all of your options. In our state, there are guidelines as to the amount you may have to pay (or you can receive), so give us a call to find out more!

Each Parent Has Financial Responsibilities

As the parent of a child in Connecticut, it is important to remember that both of you have the financial obligation to raise your child in a healthy manner. This means that you may need to pay child support in order to meet your responsibility. The court looks at the combined net weekly income of both parents, and if one parent earns more than the other, a child support payment can help to ensure that ech of you are appropriately caring for the child monetarily.

This centers around an estimate of how much the parents would spend on the child if the family stayed together; this helps to determine what an appropriate level of child support may be. Most forms of income are calculated into this number, but not all can count toward your child support payment. Talk to our team to learn more about the nuance of child support for your little one.

Connecticut Works To Ensure Visitation Rights For Both Parents

In our state, both parents have the right to seek both custody and visitation. These discussions center around what is best for the child, and that means that your judge will carefully look at the facts of the matter to determine a healthy schedule. Custody and visitation are gender-neutral in Connecticut, so both fathers and mothers have an equal footing. Both parents are obligated to provide a healthy upbringing for their children financially, and they are also able to seek legal custody.

Learn More About Child Support and Visitation!

Connecticut has distinct rules related to raising a child when the parents are no longer together. To find out more about custody, give us a call at Charles & Boni-Vendola, LLC with offices in Greenwich and North Haven, CT at (203)234-1000!


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