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Types of Custody

At Patriot Law Group, our family law attorneys are well-versed in the types of child custody and know how to focus on the best interests of the children based on the facts and circumstances presented to us by our clients. Our family law practice is equipped to handle complex and contentious child custody matters for clients throughout Connecticut.

To schedule a FREE, no-obligation consultation with a Connecticut-licensed family law attorney at any of our locations, call 800-459-PATRIOT (800-459-7287) or contact us online to schedule an appointment. We represent clients from Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Waterbury, Norwich and Stamford and throughout Connecticut.

Child Custody in Connecticut

Decisions involving where your children are going to live are usually the most sensitive and difficult part of a divorce or paternity action. We always try to help our clients keep the child's best interests in mind when making custody decisions. As parents ourselves, we are dedicated to offering the most compassionate advice with regard to your children and your divorce.

We also provide our family lawyers with the kind of focused, real-world training that most other firms do not. This helps us pursue your legal rights and advise you on the types of child custody:

  • Legal custody: Legal custody involves the decision-making rights of parents over such issues as education, medical care, religious upbringing and the overall general welfare of the child. In most cases, parents share legal custody.
  • Physical custody: This refers to the primary residence of the child. In some cases, shared parenting arrangements allow for the children to spend an equal amount of time at both parents' homes; in other situations, the child has a primary parent and the other is given scheduled or flexible parenting time.
  • Temporary custody: This type of court order is common at the beginning of a divorce or separation. It is a temporary arrangement until the parents work out a permanent child custody arrangement.

Connecticut law overwhelmingly favors custodial rights of biological parents over those of grandparents, other relatives or other interested parties. Even still, establishing visitation rights can be accomplished in certain cases when it's deemed to be in the best interest of the child.

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Perhaps the greatest resource we offer potential clients is the opportunity to meet with one of us to further understand how to properly prepare for your specific situation. Call Patriot Law Group today at 800-459-PATRIOT (800-459-7287) or contact us online. We offer a FREE, no-obligation consultation at any of our at any of our convenient Connecticut locations and are available 24/7/365.

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