Hartford County Child Custody Lawyer
One of the most difficult parts of a divorce involving children is the realization that you may no longer be putting your children to bed every night. Child custody is a hotly debated area of family law, and it can seem emotionally overwhelming to come to terms with this new way of life.
Compassionate Hartford Visitation Attorney
At the Law Offices of Amy J. Horowitz, our lawyer has more than 30 years of experience working with a variety of families throughout Connecticut who are navigating the complexities associated with child custody. We are prepared to address both the legal and emotional sides of your situation. We understand how difficult this may be, and we are committed to giving you the information you need to make decisions that will ultimately support your best interests.
In Connecticut, child custody is divided into two parts:
- Legal custody refers to major life decisions that are made about a child’s medical needs, education and religion.
- Physical custody refers to where the child spends his or her time.
- Primary Residence has the child living primarily with one parents and visiting the other.
- Shared Parenting has the child living half the time (equally) with each parent.
In many cases, joint legal custody is awarded to the parents. Co-parenting is a common occurrence in Connecticut family law, unless one parent is deemed unfit by the court. Your family is unique, and we will work closely with you to determine the best plan for you and your children. You are free to tailor your custody agreement to your specific desires, as long as it serves the child’s best developmental interests.
Contact The Law Offices of Amy J. Horowitz For More Information
To learn more about our approach to the law and schedule an initial consultation with our Hartford County child custody attorney, email us or call 860-541-5838. Our office is located in West Hartford Center next to Bank of America. We are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and we offer after hours and offsite appointments to those in need.