Child Custody

New Haven Child Custody Attorney

Connecticut courts decide child custody cases based on the best interests of the children involved. There is a presumption in favor of joint custody. Attorney Lee Marlow represents Connecticut parents who need assistance and vigorous advocacy in establishing parenting plans and time-sharing schedules for their children.

When appropriate, Lee Marlow will help his clients come to agreements related to child custody matters. However sometimes he needs to aggressively represent his clients in court.

Although there is a presumption in favor of joint custody, judges need to weigh several factors in determining custody and parenting-time arrangements. These factors include:

  • The quality of the relationship between each parent and the child.
  • Whether each parent meets the child’s physical, emotional, health care and other needs.
  • How long the child has lived in a stable home.
  • Family stability, mental health and moral fitness of each parent.
  • Each parent’s willingness to foster a close and loving relationship with the other parent.
  • Evidence of domestic violence or child abuse.
  • The reasonable preference of the child (depending on maturity).

Parental Resolutions

Attorney Lee Marlow represents clients in negotiations, as well as court proceedings to achieve custody and support orders that will determine the amount of time the child will spend with each parent and the amount of money each parent will be responsible to contribute for the children’s support. Attorney Marlow will advise you and help you consider the circumstances and advocate strongly for sole custody, physical custody, shared custody and/or legal custody of your child.

Depending on the circumstances, he will also assist you in obtaining evaluations from trained psychologists who can demonstrate your family’s circumstances to assist you in achieving your custodial and parenting-time goals.

Attorney Lee Marlow can also assist you with a post-divorce modification. We can also help you seek to enforce a child custody order if the other parent disobeys a custody or support order and also handles interstate custody and enforcement cases.

Protection of Children in Custody and Divorce Cases – Certified Guardian Ad Litem in Connecticut

Lee Marlow has been certified by the State of Connecticut Commission on Child Protection as a guardian ad litem and Attorney for Minor Children and has represented and advocated for the interests of many children in court. As a result of his training and experience, he recognizes the needs of children in all his divorce and custody cases.

Contact Attorney Lee Marlow: Call 203-823-9040 or go to Contact page.