Stamford, Connecticut Child Custody Lawyers
Some of the most stressful issues in a divorce include the decisions about who the children will live with and who will be responsible for making decisions about their well-being. At the LAW OFFICES OF PIAZZA & SIMMONS, LLC, our child custody attorneys are sensitive to the concerns and needs of clients in resolving custody matters that may create further conflict following a divorce.
Our family law attorneys advocate for the best interests of the children at all times regarding all decisions that affect them when their parents divorce, separate, or relocate. We believe that it is a parent’s obligation to consider their children’s interests above all when the goal is winning child custody or negotiating favorable visitation schedules.
Representing Children In Divorce
With child custody and other divorce matters, it is important to choose someone who knows the legal system. In more than 45 years as a child support and child custody attorney, Anthony A. Piazza has represented more than 300 children whose parents were divorcing.
This experience has taught our firm that children’s perspectives are usually well-founded and deserve to be taken into full consideration when parents, lawyers, or judges make decisions that will directly affect their well-being. We believe that all determinations regarding custody ought to be decided with the children’s best interests in mind, including the following:
- Sole legal custody – responsible for all decision making for the children
- Sole physical custody – exclusive custody (typically in cases of abuse or neglect)
- Joint legal custody – both parents share the decision-making process
- Physical custody – a child’s primary residence
- Shared physical custody – children spend essentially equal time living with both parents
Whether clients choose to determine child custody and visitation through conventional means in court or through often less confrontational and less costly means like divorce mediation, we are also qualified to handle more complex child custody cases including those where a divorced parent with custody of the children chooses to move away from the other parent.
Parental relocations are a reality of our increasingly mobile culture. In addition to the emotional issues involved, a divorced parent’s decision to move to another area or out of state also involves certain legal implications that affect custody arrangements, visitation rights, and child support and spousal support orders. We are prepared to represent the interests of anyone in custody and support modification matters after a divorce: custodial parents, non-custodial parents, or the children.
To take advantage of the power of professional representation with regard to child custody, support, and other family law matters, contact the attorneys at the LAW OFFICES OF PIAZZA & SIMMONS, LLC online or call us at 203-936-6772.