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Collins Hannafin, P.C
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Collins Hannafin, P.C

Child Custody and Visitation

Greater Danbury, Connecticut child custody attorneys

In determining child custody, the court places primary importance upon the best interests of the children. Consequently, the court may consider several factors, including the developmental needs of the child, the ability of the parents to meet these needs, the child’s past and current relationship with each parent, and the ability of each parent to be an active participant in the child’s life. At Collins Hannafin, P.C., our lawyers work with psychologists, guardians ad litem, counselors, and other professionals in crafting a parenting plan that will serve the best interests of the family. In matters that cannot be settled, we aggressively advocate in Court for our client’s best interests. Our wealth of experience means we understand what is important to the court in awarding custody and what steps must be taken in preparing a compelling child custody petition.

Regardless of whether you’re facing a divorce or a post-divorce custody battle for your children, we have the experience and knowledge needed to assert and protect your parental rights.

Child parenting plans and access to your children

There are different types of custody. Legal custody refers to decision making regarding major decisions affecting the children’s health, education, religious upbringing and major social situations. There is a presumption in Connecticut that joint legal custody is in the best interests of the children. However, there may be situations in which it is in the child’s best interest to have one parent making final decisions regarding these major issues. In either event, you as a parent will have generous access to your children. The attorneys at Collins Hannafin are committed to helping each client craft a creative parenting plan that provides access to both parties but focuses on the best interests of the children. We can help you arrive at a mutually acceptable parenting plan while ensuring your rights and the best interests of your children and your family.

Concerns? Contact our child custody attorneys

Unfortunately, one parent sometimes attempts to use child custody as a means for inflicting pain on the other parent. In the process, all sorts of outrageous claims can be made, placing the other parent on the defensive. If necessary, our attorneys work with investigators and child psychologists to challenge reports by counselors or social workers testifying on behalf of your ex-spouse. We’re prepared to gather the necessary evidence and present a compelling case.

To schedule an appointment and learn how we can help you, contact child custody attorneys at the law office of Collins Hannafin, P.C. today at 203.885.1938 or contact us online.

Our family law attorneys include Eva M. DeFranco, Laura A. Goldstein, and Robert M. Opotzner.


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