Protecting Your Relationship With Your Child

Without a doubt, the most important aspect of any divorce with children is the resolution of the questions of child custody and visitation. This is an area of the law where it is incredibly important to understand your rights and to understand the emotional and mental health needs of the children and parents.

The court is going to base its decisions on what it believes is in the best interests of the child when it is establishing a parenting plan. This includes awarding:

  • Legal custody — This is the right to make decision about important aspects of your child's upbringing such as religion, health care and education.
  • Physical custody — This refers to which parent the child lives with primarily.
  • Visitation rights — Visitation rights are awarded to the parent that the child does not live with primarily.

Today, most courts try and work out a shared custody arrangement that keeps both parents as major parts of their children's lives. But, in some instances custody may be awarded solely to one parent.

Working With Mental Health Professionals When Appropriate

Divorce is incredibly difficult on children. We bring in mental health professionals to make assessments and help us identify your child's needs. By knowing what is going to best help your child, we can build a strong case that can help the court see how providing you with the custody and visitation arrangements you want meet those needs.

More Than 30 Years Of Family Law Experience

At the Law Office of Joseph T. O'Connor, we know how important it is to our clients that their child custody situations work out as well as possible. We assist parents facing difficult child custody matters as a part of divorce and as standalone legal proceedings for parents who are not married. Attorney Joseph T. O'Connor has more than 30 years of experience fighting to secure the child custody arrangements his clients need. His strength as a litigator can protect your rights and your relationship with your child when resolution cannot be reached by any other means than through trial. But, he also understands the need to approach cases deftly to ensure that your goals are achieved in the least damaging way to your child.

Child Custody Lawyer Serving Stamford, Fairfield County And Throughout Connecticut

You and your child deserve representation that can make your voices heard. Turn to the Law Office of Joseph T. O'Connor. To schedule a discounted initial consultation, call 203-883-0878 or contact us online.