When a custody agreement is made in Connecticut, it is legally binding and can only be modified through official legal means. There have been situations in which one parent is granted custody but over time, the relationship between the parent and the child may become strained. The parent may want to relinquish the custody of their child to the other parent. The bottom line is, you can’t just give up on your custody agreement. However, you can go to the child’s other parent and ask if they would rather have custody of the child.
This is important to be aware of because someone has to have custody of the child and if the other parent decides that they do not want to accept your proposal to give them custody, there is not much you can do. The court originally ruled in your divorce or custody case what they felt was in the child’s best interest. If the situation between the custodial parent and the child is at the point where it may be dangerous for either one of the parties, the court may remove the child from the home altogether and consider alternative options, such as living with a grandparent or other options. If you are unhappy with your custody agreement when it is made, you may be able to appeal the courts decision. You may require the services of an experienced family law attorney who can assist you in making a change to your custody agreement and to discuss what your options are.
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