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Connecticut Child Custody and Support Attorneys

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Experienced Suffield Divorce Lawyers Handling Custody and Support Matters

The complexity of a divorce or legal separation is amplified when children are involved. Emotions can quickly escalate in pursuit of establishing an upper hand in child custody. When the well-being of your children is on the line, consult an experienced Connecticut child custody and support attorney.

At the Suffield, Connecticut, law firm of Spellman & Kelly, LLC, we offer experienced advocacy tempered with sound judgment without adding fuel to the complexity of child custody and support proceedings. Our law firm's family law attorney David Kelly has years of experience pursuing favorable resolutions through negotiation, divorce mediation and litigation. He is a skilled family law attorney focused on protecting your children's best interests. Contact our law firm today to schedule a consultation with an experienced Connecticut child custody and support lawyer.

East Granby Child Custody and Child Visitation Attorney

Child custody includes both physical and legal custody. Physical custody is used to determine your child's living arrangement. The parent who is not awarded primary custody will have visitation rights. Every situation in family law is unique. Depending on your family's dynamics, one parent may be awarded weekend visitation rights or summer visitation, if one parent lives out of state.

Both parents are typically awarded legal custody, which involves making decisions about your child's health care, education and religion. The court will make a determination in your child's best interests based on the following factors:

  • Physical and mental health of each parent
  • Each parent's ability to provide for their children
  • Each parent's ability to provide a safe a nurturing home
  • In some cases, the children's preferences are taken into account

Family law attorney David Kelly will make recommendations to the court based on your child's best interests. In some circumstances, children benefit from co-parenting when both parents want to remain active in their children's lives. This is particularly beneficial with the divorced or separated parents can communicate well with each other.

Connecticut Child Support Attorneys Working for You

Financial concerns combined with questions about your child's future can quickly cause emotions to flair in divorce proceedings. At Spellman & Kelly, LLC, we understand the sensitive nature of child support. We will work with you to address all of your legal concerns so you are not left in the dark. Child support payments are usually paid monthly to the custodial parent until the child turns 18. The amount of child support the non-custodial parent will pay is based on a Connecticut family law formula taking into specific factors, including:

  • Each parent's income level
  • Amount of time the child spends with each parent
  • Child's educational and medical needs
  • Child support payments made to other children

Child support payments can be modified based on significant changes in either parent's income. A job promotion and a job loss could ultimately affect the amount each parent pays and receives.

Contact Our Firm's Enfield Divorce and Family Law Firm

Contact our office today to discuss your child support and custody concerns. We serve clients throughout Hartford, Tolland and Middlesex counties and Hampden County, including the communities of Suffield, and Enfield, Windsor Locks, Manchester, Rockville, Granby, Simsbury, Hartford and surrounding areas. We will take the time to completely understand your concerns and let you know how we can help.