Stepparent Custody & Visitation

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Many stepparents form very close bonds with their grandchildren.  But what happens when the stepparent’s relationship ends with the child’s parent?  What access will the former stepparent have to the child? Read on to learn more. Basic Difference Between Custody and Visitation The terms “custody” and “visitation” or sometimes used interchangeably, but they actually have…

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Termination of Parental Rights

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In a Connecticut Termination of Parental Rights, the legal relationship between a minor child and one or both parents is completely severed by the court.  If the rights of only one parent are terminated, the remaining parent becomes the sole legal parent of the minor, unless and until the child is adopted by a second…

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What is a 3-4-4-3 Parenting Schedule?

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One of the major decisions to make during a divorce is how the parenting schedule will work.  Many families have a shared parenting schedule, where their children spend significant time with each parent.  For many, the “normal” schedule is established, and then the plan is further refined to address special occasions like holidays and vacations. …

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What is an Alternating Weekend With an Overnight Parenting Schedule?

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One of the major decisions to make during a divorce is how the parenting schedule will work.  Many families have some form of shared parenting schedule, where their children spend significant time with each parent.  For many, the “normal” schedule is established, and then the plan is further refined to address special occasions like holidays…

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Common Joint Custody & Parenting Schedules

One of the major decisions to make during a divorce is how the parenting schedule will work.  Many families have some form of shared parenting schedule, where their children spend significant time with each parent.  For many, the “normal” schedule is established, and then the plan is further refined to address special occasions like holidays…

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What is an Alternating Week Parenting Schedule?

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One of the major decisions to make during a divorce is how the parenting schedule will work.  Many families have a shared parenting schedule, where their children spend significant time with each parent.  For many, the “normal” schedule is established, and then the plan is further refined to address special occasions like holidays and vacations. …

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What is a 5-2-2-5 Parenting Schedule?

One of the major decisions to make during a divorce is how the parenting schedule will work.  Many families have a shared parenting schedule, where their children spend significant time with each parent.  For many, the “normal” schedule is established, and then the plan is further refined to address special occasions like holidays and vacations. …

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Third Party Custody vs Visitation

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The difference between custody and visitation is confusing enough.  How about the difference between third party custody and third party visitation? Read on to learn more. Basic Difference Between Custody and Visitation The terms “custody” and “visitation” or sometimes used interchangeably, but they actually have different meanings. For example, custody is a broader term.  It…

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Joint Custody vs Sole Custody

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Lots of confusion exists about the meaning of joint custody versus sole custody.  Today we’ve set out to clear up the similarities and differences. Please read on for more. History of Joint and Sole Custody In the past,  the most common custody award involved an order of sole custody to one of the parents, usually…

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Is Child Support Taxable?

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Divorce has a tremendous impact on your finances for years to come — and taxes can significantly impact those finances. Let’s take some time to review a key divorce and taxes topic: child support. Read on to learn more. Child Support & Taxes We will answer the two biggest questions in divorce, child support and…

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