Legal Memorandum: Determining the award of child custody

Issue: What are the factors considered by a court when awarding child custody in (the state of) Connecticut ?

Area of Law: Family Law
Keywords: ; Family Law; Children & Child Custody
Jurisdiction: Connecticut
Cited Cases: 139 Conn. App. 10
Cited Statutes: None
Date: 11/01/2015

Illinois Supreme Court Rule 137 discusses the requirements and procedure for imposing sanctions against an opponent. The purpose of Rule 137 is to discourage false and frivolous pleadings and to punish those who file baseless lawsuits.

Rule 137.  Signing of Pleadings, Motions and Other Documents—Sanctions.


(a)        Signature requirement / certification.  Every pleading, motion and other document of a party represented by an attorney shall be signed by at least one attorney of record in his individual name, whose address shall be stated. A party who is not represented by an attorney shall sign his pleading, motion, or other document and state his address. Except when otherwise specifically provided by rule or statute, pleadings need not be verified or accompanied by affidavit. The signature of an attorney or party constitutes a certificate by him that he has read the pleading, motion or other document; that to the best of his knowledge, information, and belief formed after reasonable inquiry it is well grounded in fact and is warranted by existing law or a good-faith argument for the extension, modification, or reversal of existing law, and that it is not interposed for any improper purpose, such as to harass or to cause unnecessary delay or needless increase in the cost of litigation. If a pleading, motion, or other document is not signed, it shall be stricken unless it is signed promptly after the omission is called to the attention of the pleader or movant. If a […]


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