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When custody battles go overseas

According to State Department data, approximately 7,000 children in the U.S. were taken abroad to another country by one parent between 2012 and 2008. When this happens, custody orders by U.S. courts can become impossible to enforce in other countries. While the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction exists to help resolve these disputes, some countries have not signed the treaty or don't abide by its rules. Some families in Connecticut involved in these struggles are well aware of the issues that international parental abduction raises.

Proposed legislation targets parental abductions

Connecticut residents may be interested in new developments that may make it easier for American parents to regain custody of children who have been unlawfully taken to other countries by the other parent. According to the State Department, more than 7,000 children were taken to a foreign country by a parent between 2008 and 2012. Those children often leave behind parents who have few options when it comes to child custody or visitation.

Collaborative divorce leads to healthy co-parenting

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.

Baseball player sued for child support

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.

3 ways to improve communication after divorce

Chances are, most Connecticut residents who have recently gone through a divorce hold some ill will or negative feelings toward their ex. However, divorced couples who have children together should still try to have open lines of communication for the good of their children. While this can be difficult, there are ways to make a bad situation into a better one, according to the Huffington Post. The following tips may help a divorced couple with shared child custody communicate more effectively.

How early divorce, custody can affect parent-child relationships

Most Connecticut parents want the best for their children. You put food on the table, clothes on their backs and give them the best education you can. Sometimes, however, you have to do something that will make your children uncomfortable or sad. As some parents know firsthand, deciding to divorce can be that thing.

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