Couples from Connecticut who are going through a divorce might not be familiar about the goals of divorce mediation. This can be either voluntary or mandated by the court. Typically, the goal of the process is to create a divorce agreement that is acceptable by both parties, avoid unnecessary expense and emotional distress that typically accompanies litigation and lessen the chances of there being any hostility between the former couple.
There are two types of divorce: those in which partners compete for every inch and those where both parties are committed to achieving a fair, equitable and cooperative future for themselves and for any children in the family. For those seeking an amicable divorce, mediation may be the ideal legal path to follow.
In Connecticut, a court order for child support can only be modified under two circumstances. The first is if either parent shows that a substantial change in circumstances has occurred for either party. The second is if the child support order that was entered into substantially deviates from the child support guidelines.
Indiana Pacers star, Paul George, is in the middle of a custody case regarding a 2-month-old child he may have fathered with a New York woman. The child's mother had originally sought sole child custody primarily because of George's travel schedule. If a paternity test reveals George is the father of the 2-month-old girl, court documents show he will seek sole custody. He feels shared parental responsibility would not be in the best interests of the child.
In most cases, a dad in a contested divorce dispute is told by family law mediators that he will lose a majority of child custody rights and property division rights to mom, and he will also be expected to pay a hefty child support each month. This can lead to a feeling of hopelessness for divorcing fathers, but fortunately there is a remedy on the rise. Collaborative divorce and co-parenting are both holistic approaches to uncontested divorce that are gaining recognition in the mediation system as an alternative the gender-based process.
Fairfield County residents who have custody agreements in place with their former partners may be interested to learn about Sarah Palin's daughter's recent custody dispute involving her son. According to sources, Bristol Palin was originally given primary physical custody and joint legal custody of her now 4-year-old son. Now, three years later, the boy's father says that he would like his son in 'his mother's and father's lives equally."
Many Connecticut residents who are considering divorce dread the idea of a lengthy court battle, but in some cases they can avoid the time, expense and emotion of litigation and instead pursue a negotiated settlement. The advantages of a negotiated divorce, in addition to staying out of the court room, include the process taking less time and having more control over the outcome of the divorce.
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.
Many Connecticut residents strive to have as amicable of a divorce as possible, but due to the important issues that can come up, this isn't always possible. People ending their marriage will have to deal head-on with sensitive issues involving how assets are divided, if spousal or child support is necessary, and how to raise children. One way that people can help keep peace during a divorce is to take advantage of divorce mediation.
A single mother spoke out about how an absent father can affect a child's life, even when they have very little interaction with their children. Her child's father was arrested in connection with the Aaron Hernandez murder case. He was charged with illegal possession of a firearm in June of 2013, but, according to his daughter's mother, he had not been significantly involved with his daughter for at least five years before his arrest.