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The role of mediation in divorce

Couples in Connecticut who are divorcing may benefit by using mediation. Mediation can also be mandated by a court. In both cases, it is a way for a third party to work with couples in order to come to agreements about topics like child custody, asset division and other issues.

Making a change in child custody or visitation orders

Parents in Connecticut may sometimes need to makes changes to child custody or visitation orders. In order to do so, it is necessary to return to court. A few criteria must be met that will increase the likelihood that the court will approve a change. The original custody or visitation order must have been made in Connecticut, the change must be in the child's best interests and there must have been a substantial change in circumstances. This change in circumstances means establishing a pattern of behavior in failing to abide by the court order or that the child is in danger. It is not possible to compel a parent to visit a child although the court can change the amount of visitation time.

Legally ending a marriage in Connecticut

There are various ways of ending a marriage in Connecticut. One of the ways is a dissolution of marriage, a second way is a legal separation and a third way, which applies in very limited cases, is an annulment. In Connecticut, a divorce is legally termed a dissolution of the marriage. It is applied when one or both spouses in a legal marriage seek a court process to end the union Within a dissolution proceeding, court orders dealing with child custody, visitation and support, alimony, division of property and name changes are made.

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