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June 2014 Archives

Pet custody in divorce cases

Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas recently announced plans to divorce. However, the difficulties they face in deciding who gets custody of their dogs highlights an emerging issue in divorce cases in Connecticut and around the country. Due to their daughter's age, Banderas and Griffith don't need to worry too much about child custody issues. However, determining who gets custody of their pets is another matter. According to sources, Griffith hopes to retain custody of the couple's three dogs.

Justina Pelletier returned to family

Connecticut residents who have followed the 16-month saga of Justina Pelletier may be relieved to know that the teenager has finally be returned to the custody of her parents. The ordeal began when the girl was diagnosed with a mitochondrial disease by physicians at Tufts Medical Center. When she transferred to Boston Children's Hospital, physicians there disagreed with the diagnosis, believing it to be a psychiatric condition instead. The girl's family asked to have her returned to the care of doctors at Tufts.

Halle Berry ordered to pay child support

While Connecticut viewers may be gearing up to see Halle Berry in a new television series, she will be gearing up to open her checkbook. After years of battling over custody of her child, a judge has ordered the Oscar-winning actress to pay her ex-boyfriend a sizable amount of child support each month and a retroactive payment.

More divorcing spouses choosing to "consciously uncouple"

Many Connecticut couples who are in the midst of divorce proceedings may bristle at the thought of remaining on good terms with their soon-to-be exes. Other couples, however, have decided to follow in Gwyneth Paltrow's footsteps by separating through "conscious uncoupling." This is essentially an amicable split where the two people still consider themselves to be family while they are not actually together as a couple.

The importance of preparation in child custody mediation

Connecticut parents facing divorce may also be considering mediation to work out child custody and visitation issues. One thing those parents may not think about is how to best prepare themselves for the mediation itself. Parents may wish to consider whether they can agree on any points prior to the start of formal mediation. If this is possible, it may make the entire process of mediation go more smoothly.

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