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Practice areas & skills: Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Family, Child Support, Alimony
Paul M. Melocowsky is a founder of Melocowsky and Melocowsky. He handles all aspects of litigation including criminal matters, divorce and custody, and personal injury claims. Prior to becoming a partner at Melocowsky and Melocowsky in 1997, h...
Practice areas & skills: Child Custody, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Separation
Campbell D. Barrett chairs the Family Law practice and focuses primarily on matrimonial and appellate matters. He has participated in scores of bench and jury trials on a wide variety of complicated family, civil, administrative and criminal matte...
Practice areas & skills: Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce & Separation, Family, Appeals
Dori-Ellen S. Feltman is an experienced divorce lawyer with a family law practice in Westport, Connecticut. She serves clients from throughout Fairfield County including Wilton, Darien and Fairfield. Ms. Feltman is a member of the Connecticut ...
Practice areas & skills: Child Custody, Family, Divorce & Separation, Child Support
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If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.