Is Connecticut a mother State?

Is Connecticut a mother State?

Under state law in Connecticut both the mother and the father of a child have the legal right to seek custody of the child and/or visitation time with the child. While mothers have traditionally been granted custody of their child modern cases are seeing more and more fathers win primary custody.

How does custody work in CT?

Although Connecticut courts generally prefer joint legal custody arrangements, a court will order sole legal custody if it is deemed to be in the child’s best interests. A non-custodial parent in this situation may even find that they are granted more visitation time, or even custody, by the time the case is finalized.

At what age can a child refuse to see a parent in CT?

Child Preference in Custody Matters in Connecticut Under Connecticut law, there’s no fixed age at which a court must consider a child’s wishes regarding custody. Still, courts will generally consider the opinion of children aged 13 or older and disregard the opinions of children who are five or younger.

Is CT A 50/50 custody State?

In any divorce, Connecticut family courts award custody of the children to one or both parents. Custody is divided into legal custody and physical custody. In many states, physical custody has an impact on the amount of child support, but not in Connecticut.

Can a father take away the child from the mother?

Taking custody of the children without the other parent’s consent can be considered abduction (kidnapping). If one parent abducts the children, the other parent can go to the police.

What qualifies as an unfit parent?

What exactly is an unfit parent? The legal definition of an unfit parent is when the parent through their conduct fails to provide proper guidance, care, or support. Also, if there is abuse, neglect, or substance abuse issues, that parent will be deemed unfit.

Do you have to pay child support if you have joint custody in CT?

The short answer is that there is often still child support even when parents share custody. This is because Connecticut uses an “income shares model” for child support, which presumes that a child should receive the same proportion of parental income as he or she would have received if the parents lived together.