Child Custody


Dedicated to Keeping Families Together

If you are facing a child custody dispute of any type, our firm is here to support you and guide you through the process. As a legal team focused on helping clients on both a personal and professional level, you can trust our New Haven child custody lawyer to educate you on every step of the legal process while being empathetic with what you're going through. We strive to help you and the other parent work together whenever possible to protect your child's best interests. Helping you find peace of mind and a child custody agreement that works for you is our ultimate goal.

Considering the Best Interests of Your Child

Whether you're undergoing a complex divorce or your child was born out of wedlock, retaining the right representation is critical for the future of your child. Our New Haven child custody lawyer has years of experience handling child custody cases and is dedicated to seeking the best outcome for you and your child without putting him or her in harm's way. Although your relationship with the other parent of your child may be changing or ending, the relationship with your child should remain as close to the same as possible.

If you cannot make custody arrangements on your own, the court may decide for you, taking the following factors into account:

  • Any history of drug or alcohol abuse

  • Any history of domestic violence

  • The financial standing of each parent

  • Each parent's ability to provide a safe environment

  • The child's relationship with each parent

  • The needs of the child

Parenting Time

As in most states, Connecticut allows for legal and physical custody in addition to parenting time. When the custody process begins between two parents, both will ask the judge to either approve a plan they made or to determine custody and parenting time for them. The court recommends that parents determine a parenting plan on their own, which can be stressful and frustrating for many families. Our knowledgeable family law attorney has both personal and professional experience with family legal matters and can help you determine the most suitable parenting plan for your family. At The Law Office of Tracey Lane Russo, we always factor in the best interests of our clients and their children.

Seek Accomplished Legal Help in New Haven

At The Law Office of Tracey Lane Russo, we know that the changes following a divorce can be difficult, especially when it comes to your child. Not being able to have the same relationship with him or her can be upsetting. Our goal is to provide you with the dedicated legal representation you deserve and help you resolve the legal issues surrounding child custody and parenting time.