For parents in Connecticut and, indeed, anywhere in the U.S., child custody disputes can be painful to go through. It can be difficult for a parent to accept that they may not be able to spend as much time with their child as they might like. Child custody decisions are supposed to be in the best interests of the child. No matter how much a parent loves their child, their wishes can still come into conflict with what a court views to be best for the child.
Connecticut couples dealing with divorce proceedings may find themselves wnating to make a new start, which sometimes entails a move. Child custody and related decisions can make proceedings emotionally and logistically difficult, and when a custodial parent seeks court approval for moving away with the child, the situation may prove even more challenging. Such a move with a child often requires court approval, with a determination based upon the best interests of the child.
Changing the way in which judges resolve disputes over the custody of children has been the focus of a legislative task force in Connecticut. One of the questions legislatures are hoping the task force will resolve is whether the state should abandon the traditional policy of allowing judges to award child custody to just one parent. Proponents of shared custody argue that the best interests of the child favor a system under which both parents share equally in raising a child.
Connecticut families that have children with medical issues may be interested in an unusual case involving an instance of suspected "medical child abuse." A Connecticut family brought their 15-year-old daughter to Boston Children's Hospital in order to manage a previously diagnosed mitochondrial disease. The child could barely walk or eat. The specialist who diagnosed her, the chief of metabolism at Tufts Medical Center, recommended that she be seen at the Children's Hospital because the gastroenterologist in charge of her care had recently started working there.
Baseball fans as well as Connecticut residents who are currently involved with divorce issues may be interested to learn about a family law case currently in the news. Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees is in the process of being sued for child support.
Connecticut is the latest stop in a child custody battle that began overseas in Singapore this May. A warrant has been issued in Greenwich stemming from allegations that the husband has abducted the couple's youngest child.