We Can Help You to Understand the Various Types of Child Custody Arrangements and Decide Which Is Best for Your Family

At Bayer & Black, P.C., we understand that your children are likely a large focus right now as you navigate a divorce. You will want to retain the legal services of our Fairfield County family lawyers as you navigate your child custody case. When you work with us, you will meet directly with our team so that we can answer your questions and resolve your concerns in an effective manner.

Under Connecticut state law, the best interest of the child is the primary focus of family law cases involving custody and parenting time. This means that any ruling will ultimately be decided in favor of your child's well-being. You can negotiate these terms in an uncontested divorce or pursue litigation, depending on your situation.

Many factors will determine your child's best interest:

  • The age of your children
  • The wishes of your children
  • School and other activities

Different arrangements can be made to match your unique situation. The factors listed above will determine whether your children are best off spending equal time with each parent or would benefit the most from a sole custody situation. During an evaluation of your case, our firm can help determine which of the following arrangements is the most appropriate for your family.

Types of Custody Arrangements

Sole Custody
In a sole custody arrangement, only one custodial parent has custody. The other parent will likely be given visitation rights. This is not a very common type of arrangement because it limits the connection of one parent to his or her child.

Shared Custody
In shared custody, each parent has almost equal parenting time. This arrangement only works if both parties live in close proximity to one another. The purpose of this plan is to equally distribute the time that the children spend with each parent.

Joint Custody
Joint custody is the division of child-rearing tasks between both parties of the divorce. This arrangement places less emphasis on equal amounts of time with each parent than shared custody. With this type of custody, an alternating schedule between each parent will be given and one parent may have a much greater portion of time with child than the other parent.

Skilled Help From an Experienced Child Custody Attorney

We know that this is a critical time for your whole family, which is why you need our legal team's dedicated assistance. Our priority is focusing on the best interests of the children and creating a stable environment for them, even when their parents are no longer married. With more than 15 years of experience, our custody lawyer has helped numerous Fairfield County families seek the results they need.

Call our firm today for the quality representation you deserve!