Family Law

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.

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What is an Alternating Week Parenting Schedule?

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?

In some cases, joint custody refers to arrangements whereby the child lives with one parent on a primary basis, subject to flexible and liberal visitation with the other parent.

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Third Party Custody vs Visitation

The terms “custody” and “visitation” or sometimes used interchangeably, but they actually have different meanings. For example, custody is a broader term.

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Joint Custody vs Sole Custody

In the past, the most common custody award involved an order of sole custody to one of the parents, usually the mother, as long as she was a fit person to have custody.

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Is Child Support Taxable?

The key thing to know about child support is that it doesn’t impact either parent’s taxes. In other words, the parent who pays child support does not receive a tax deduction.

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What is a Postnup?

You may have heard of a postnup, or “postnuptial agreement,” but not know what a postnup actually does or what you can use it for.

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Can You Get a Prenup After Marriage?

Many people learn more about prenups after their wedding and wonder whether they can enter into a prenup after marriage. The short answer is no.

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Prenup vs. Postnup

A prenup allows future spouses to decide and determine what will happen to their finances at the end of their marriage — whether that marriage ends by death or by divorce.

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What Is Child Support Used For In CT?

In family law, you want to make sure the right child custody and parenting plan is in place and that there are sufficient financial resources to care for your children.

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