This blog provides general information about stepparent adoption in Connecticut.
Here are the biggest issues with taxes and divorce in Connecticut.
Probate Courts in Darien, Fairfield and Westport, Connecticut hear these types of cases:
Parental alienation is an increasingly familiar term, especially in contentious child custody disputes. Its effects can be very damaging to children, families and targeted parents.
Connecitcut divorce mediation is a process in which a divorcing couple attempts to resolve their outstanding issues with the assistance of a neutral third party (divorce mediator). A divorce mediator is typically an attorney with a family law background and training in dispute resolution.
Guardianship of a child in Connecticut includes the authority to make major decisions affecting the child's education, welfare and medical treatment. The process of removing a parent as a child's guardian, starts with an Application filed in the Probate Court.
Broadly speaking, Connecticut DCF defines Neglect as allowing a child to be denied proper care and attention physically, educationally, emotional or morally. By DCF standards, Neglect is also permitting a child to live under conditions or circumstances that are injurious to his or her well-being.
Just because your child custody arrangement or parenting plan in Connecticut was labeled "final" or "permanent" does not mean that it cannot be changed. In fact, Modifications of Custody are one of the most common motions filed in Bridgeport Court.
There are eight grounds to terminate parental rights in Connecticut Probate Court. In my experience, the most common is abandonment.
DCF has 45 days to complete a Neglect or Abuse Investigation. At the conclusion of the Investigation, DCF will "snail mail" the "Notice of Investigation Results." An accused should appeal any recommendation for placement on the Central Registry.