Denver Family Lawyer

Denver Child Custody Lawyer

Here at the law office of the Denver Family Lawyer, we represent parents seeking a custody arrangement for their children. If you would like to discuss your options in seeking custody of a child, contact our office today to speak with an experienced Denver family law attorney about your case.

The state of Colorado firmly believes that children should have access to both of their parents even if they are divorced or separated. If you are going through a divorce with the parent of your child, you will be asked to come up with a “parenting plan” to be presented to the court.

Parenting plans are agreements involving custody, visitation schedules, child support, and any other legal matters involving the child. If you and the parent of your child cannot agree on a parenting plan, then a judge will make the final decision.

With specific regard to child custody, the court must decide in contested cases which parent will have residential custody of the child. The awarded parent will have the child living with him or her for the majority of the time, and be responsible for primary care of the child. Gender is not a factor in which parent will be awarded such custody.

In the state of Colorado, child custody is determined according to what is in the best interest of the child, the custodial situation of the child, the child’s wishes if they are old enough to make an informed decision, and the abilities of each parent to provide financial support and moral instruction for the child.

An amicable shared custody agreement is always the ideal in child custody cases. However in cases where this is not possible, the Denver Family Lawyer can help you petition the court for a different custody agreement.

Here at the law office of the Denver Family Lawyer, we have many years of experience working with judges to negotiate the best custody agreement for our clients.

Contact us today to begin evaluating your child custody case.