If you are in the middle of a divorce, you already know there are a lot of adjustments you will need to make in life. If you have children, this usually means sharing them with the other parent. However, the custody process can be confusing.
Make sure you are aware, so you can plan efficiently and know what to expect for the future.
When you cannot agree on custody
If you and your soon-to-be ex have an amicable relationship, you may be able to come to an agreement on who gets how much custody of your children. While ideal, this is not always the case. If you find yourself at a crossroads, a judge can get involved.
Under Connecticut custody laws, the judge will take into account what is in the children’s best interests and develop an agreement from there. The judge will look at other factors too, such as the child’s relationship with each parent and if there is any physical abuse or previous criminal activity associated with either adult.
When joint custody needs revision
There are special circumstances where custody might need revision. If you need to relocate for your career, you may not be able to have joint custody of your children. Similarly, loss of income or other life circumstances might come up. You may communicate with the court if you believe there is a need to revise the current custody agreement. This could happen several times throughout your child’s life, so it helps to prepare for potential changes.