When parents decide to end a marriage, it is the children who need to be protected the most. Decisions must be made that are in the best interest of the children so they can emerge from this difficult situation with a stable environment and a firm relationship with each parent. Having a compassionate and detail-oriented family law attorney on your side can help facilitate this process smoothly.
At Mark M. Kratter, LLC, our founding lawyer, Mark Kratter personally handles every aspect of a divorce action, including helping clients figure out every detail of child custody and parenting time/visitation agreements. We serve clients in Fairfield County, including the communities of Norwalk, Stamford, Greenwich, Westport, Redding, Wilton, Ridgefield, Darien, Weston, Fairfield, Danbury, Stratford, Monroe, Newtown, Bethel, Danbury, New Canaan, Easton and Bridgeport.
Our Norwalk child custody attorneys understand that when children are involved, it is of paramount importance that the parties reach a cooperative custody arrangement that will allow for the right balance of co-parenting, but will also take into account the child's needs and the parents' schedules as well as any other factors unique to your family's situation. Mark and Lisa understand these concerns and they provide sound advice that not only looks to your immediate needs but with an eye toward protecting you and your children in the future.
We will help you assess which type of child custody arrangement is in the best interests of your child, from joint custody where time is shared equally to a different type of split arrangement or even sole custody. We will help you draft a comprehensive custody agreement that includes provisions for the child's primary residence, physical custody, and the arrangement for major decisions, which is known as legal custody.
Legal custody generally refers to who will have decision-making authority concerning the children's:
- Health care
- Extra-curricular activities
Our Connecticut custody dispute attorneys will then pursue these options in the most appropriate venue, whether it be by reaching a traditionally negotiated settlement, using mediation, engaging in a collaborative environment or litigating the matter in court. Additionally, if and when circumstances change and a custody order or other issue after your divorce has been finalized needs to be revisited or changed, we are always available to discuss the situation and help you pursue a modification as needed.
We keep our law practice very focused and limit the number of cases we take in order to provide the type of service and attention you deserve. Our goal is always to obtain the most favorable outcome possible. With your case in our hands, you can feel confident that every aspect of your matter will be handled in a cost-effective and professional manner. We personally and promptly return all phone calls and e-mails, and pledge to keep you fully informed at all times.
Contact our office today to discuss your child custody case. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment in the evenings. You can reach us by phone at 866-LAWS4CT (529-7428) or via e-mail.
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