Child Custody

When you have decided to end a marriage or domestic partnership and you have minor children, the determination of physical and legal custody can be difficult, as you must take into consideration the best interests of your minor children, as well as your desire to maintain a meaningful and nurturing relationship with your children.

You want an experienced lawyer, one who has successfully helped others in similar circumstances.

At the law office of Laura S. Mitler, LLC, we have represented men and women throughout south central Connecticut in matters involving child custody for over 20 years. We understand the emotional challenges that accompany decisions regarding physical and legal custody of your minor children.

We keep you involved and informed at all stages of the divorce process, helping you understand all your options, so that you make decisions that are in the best long-term interests of you and your children. Contact our offices to set up a initial consultation.

Our Child Custody Practice

We work with men and women at all stages of a child custody dispute, whether you have just made the decision to end your relationship and need to agree on temporary custody, you are seeking to establish a permanent custody arrangement, or you need to consider modifying an existing custody order.

We will help you establish and implement a custody agreement that is in the best interests of your minor children, while protecting and maintaining your rights as a parent.

In Connecticut, custody is divided between physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody refers to the actual residence of the minor child, whereas legal custody refers to the right to make decisions regarding the welfare of the child, including decisions related to medical, educational and religious matters. The court may grant sole custody or joint custody, based on what is in the best interests of the minor child.

Whenever possible, we will negotiate on your behalf to find an amicable resolution to your custody disagreement. If necessary, however, we will act as your advocate before the court or in proceedings with a guardian ad litem, protecting your rights regarding physical custody and legal custody.

To arrange an initial consultation, contact us or call us at 203-624-0535. We are available to meet with clients Monday through Friday, from 9 am until 5 pm. We accept Visa and MasterCard.