In the state of Connecticut when a couple files for divorce, they will have to determine what will happen to the children in the event that they have any. The way this is determined is through a measure known as custody. There are a few different types of custody that can be chosen to best suit the children after the divorce has been finalized. One parent will likely have more time with the children than the other child will.
Generally, either joint custody or sole custody will be granted, either through the court or through divorce mediation, depending on which route the couple has chosen to take. Joint custody means that the two parents will split time that they spend with the child. The other option is for one parent to have sole custody and the other parent will only see the child for scheduled visitation times. The court or the mediator will make this decision depending on what they believe is truly in the best interest of the child.
There are a lot of factors that come into play when determining the child custody agreement. If the parents live relatively close to each other, there is a higher chance that the custody will be joint. However, if one parent decides to move far away after a divorce, perhaps the other parent will be granted sole custody. Perhaps the parent who is not the custodial parent will be able to spend holidays or summer vacations with the child. There are a lot of various possibilities that can be taken into consideration but each custody arrangement is tailored to the specific situation that the family is in. Keep in mind that if your circumstances change in the future and the custody agreement needs to be modified, that is a possibility.
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