Accomplished Child Custody and Visitation Lawyer in Watertown
You may no longer be husband and wife, but you and your ex-spouse will be the parents of your children forever. At D'Amico, Griffin and Pettinicchi, LLC our family law attorney helps clients work to establish a workable parenting plan that is in the best interests of their children.
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Child custody is divided into legal and physical custody. Both parents typically share joint legal custody. This allows both parents to be involved in important decisions regarding the child's medical care, education, and religious upbringing.
Physical custody refers to the primary residence of the child(ren).
While shared parenting—dividing child custody equally, or almost equally, between the parents—works in some instances, most children of divorcing Connecticut parents live with a custodial parent. The other parent is given scheduled or flexible parenting access.
Connecticut law overwhelmingly favors the child custody rights of biological parents over those of grandparents, or other relatives. However, establishing visitation rights for other important people in a child's life can be accomplished in some cases.
Legal Services for Divorced, Divorcing, and Unmarried Parents
Our family law attorney, Tom Pettinicchi, is experienced in establishing, modifying, and enforcing child custody and visitation plans for clients, whether or not they were ever married to their child's other parent.
If you are a parent who would like to legally establish the right to have custody of or have access to visit your child, or if you are a parent who would like to obtain child support from your child's other parent, please contact Tom Pettinicchi at D'Amico, Griffin & Pettinicchi, LLC today.