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Family Lawyer in Stonington Connecticut

Connecticut Family Law Firm Focuses on Issues Affecting Families

Stonington, CT Family Law Attorney Represents Families

Like other states, Connecticut has its own rules regarding marriage, divorce, child custody, child support, and other family law matters. Family law lawyer Bruce A. Chamberlain can answer all of your questions and counsel you on any legal issues you may have. Call his offices today.

Marriage

Anyone who wants to get married in Connecticut needs to be of the age of consent (18), not be too closely related to their intended spouse, not be married to anyone else, and have the sufficient mental capacity to understand what they are doing when they marry. A couple can marry immediately after a marriage license is issued, or within 65 days.

Divorce

Fault or no-fault grounds for divorce are allowed in Connecticut. At least one spouse must be a Connecticut resident for 12 months before a final judgment can be entered, unless:

  • One party lived in the state at the time of marriage and returned with the intention to stay
  • The cause for the dissolution arose after either party moved to Connecticut

Child Custody

Connecticut courts decide child custody with the presumption that having frequent and continuing contact with both parents after a divorce is in the best interest of the child. If possible, courts are typically in favor of joint custody arrangements.

Child Support

Connecticut requires all parents to provide support to their children. The amount of child support paid depends on several factors, including:

  • Each parent’s income
  • Each parent’s resources
  • How much time each parent spends with the children

Contact a Stonington, Connecticut Family Law Firm Today

If are looking for a Stonington, Connecticut family law attorney who will work hard to protect the interests of your family, Bruce A. Chamberlain has more than two decades of experience with family law issues. Contact him online or call 860-612-8950 to schedule your free initial consultation today.