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Child Custody

Child Custody Attorney Fairfield County

Seeking child custody and obtaining the right parenting plan may become the single most important issue in your divorce or paternity action. Our attorneys have been helping clients resolve child custody, child support and visitation issues for more than 25 years. Because of our long and stable presence in the community, we understand how judges and child welfare officials are likely to view child custody, visitation and support matters.

At Ryan & Tyma, our goal is to help you keep your child's best interests in mind as emotional custodial issues are settled. Contact one of our attorneys today to arrange a consultation to discuss your questions about child custody or support.

Integrity Makes a Difference

We don't believe that tough, emotional courtroom battles are best for the child or the parents involved. Because of our stability in the community and our commitment to ensuring that family law issues are resolved with a minimum of disruption in the child's life, we have earned a reputation for understanding child custody issues. Our attorneys are recognized for their intelligent, common-sense solutions that truly are focused on the child's future, not our firm's financial interests.

When we seek parenting time and visitation arrangements, we do so with experience and skill. Additionally, we answer all questions you may have regarding the types of custody and visitation arrangements available. For example, you may have questions about the differences between physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody refers to where the children live, and legal custody refers to decision-making authority regarding education, religion, health care and other matters. A common agreement involves one parent obtaining sole physical custody (primary residence) and both parents sharing joint legal custody.

Ryan & Tyma handles a full range of family law matters, including the following:

Child Support Enforcement

If you are having trouble receiving scheduled child support payments, your first call should be to your government enforcement office. Unfortunately, the delay and backlog of enforcement issues may mean that you will be placed onto a long list of people with child support enforcement problems. As experienced family law attorneys, we will seek appropriate court remedies and sanctions against your ex-spouse to help enforce child support obligations.

A Good Lawyer Listens and Understands

In addition to being skilled lawyers, William Ryan and Alan Tyma also hold degrees in psychology. Child custody issues are often stressful and emotional. We truly care about making sure that you and your children are getting through this. Being a good lawyer means more than knowing the law. It also means knowing how to respond to people's needs during times of emotional stress. Contact us to schedule a consultation about your child custody and child support issues. Never forget. It's about the child.


Office Location

Ryan and Tyma, LLP
231 Coram Ave
Shelton, CT 06484
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The Ryan & Tyma law firm in Shelton, Connecticut, represents clients in the Lower Naugatuck valley including Shelton, Oxford, Seymour, Derby, Beacon Falls, Orange, Milford, Ansonia, West Haven, and other communities in Fairfield County Bridgeport, Stratford, Trumbull, Monroe, Newtown and New Haven County, Milford, Bethany, Woodbridge.