CHILD CUSTODY AND PARENTAL ALIENATION
If you have children and are considering divorce, maintaining a healthy, nurturing relationship with your children during and after the divorce is probably the one thing that concerns you most.
What Does "Best Interest of the Child" Mean to You?
Attorney Christine O’Sullivan understands how important this issue is to our clients and we work hard to help them secure child custody arrangements that preserve their parental rights while minimizing the overall impact of the divorce on their children's emotional and psychological well-being.
If you are in Fairfield County or southern Connecticut and have concerns regarding the issue of child custody, Attorney Christine O’Sullivan is here to help.
Connecticut's "Best Interest of the Child" standard for child custody cases starts with the presumption that shared parenting (an equal or nearly equal joint custody arrangement) is best. In practical application however, 50/50 custody arrangements are the exception rather than the rule.
High Conflict Child Custody
Although no one wants to put children through the ordeal of a court battle, sometimes there is no other way to resolve the issue. In these situations, the experience of your attorney can be very important.
Attorney Christine O’Sullivan has been dedicated to practicing family law in Connecticut since 1978 and has represented numerous clients at trials involving the issue of child custody. As a client, you can rely on her experience to handle your case with efficiency, sensitivity and compassion, while minimizing the impact on the children themselves.
In cases of parental alienation (situations where one spouse tries to "poison" the children against the other), there is currently no state-recognized cause of action allowing the aggrieved spouse to sue and obtain damages. However, one recent case involving a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress did succeed and may lead to other changes in this area.
- Child Support
- Parenting Time and Visitation
- Modification of Orders
- Relocation/Move-Away Cases
Call Attorney O’Sullivan directly or contact her online. Flexible appointment scheduling is available to meet your needs