Denver Child Custody Lawyers
Protecting Parental Rights in Colorado
A divorce is difficult for adults, but it can be even worse for the children involved. In Colorado, there are two child custody decisions that need to be resolved: allocation of decision-making responsibility and allocation of parental responsibility. These decisions affect who makes important decisions—medical, religious, educational, and often extracurricular—and where the children will live, often referred to as relocation. At Kaplan Law L.L.C., our experienced child custody lawyers know how to help you protect your children's interests and ensure your children have the best chance at a conflict-free and happy life.
Decades of Experience
At Kaplan Law L.L.C., our child custody attorneys have helped families throughout the Denver area with difficult parenting decisions. We work with a team of experts to ease transitions and build workable parenting plans that account for the best interests of your children and meet your goals. While negotiation and mediation can help you to maintain some control over the decisions at hand, we have the experience to take your case to court if the other parent is not reasonable or is in denial as to what is in your children's best interests.
When you received a bad result or an existing order no longer meets your family needs, our child custody attorneys can also help you seek a modification. Going back to court is often necessary as your and your children's circumstances change, or if you plan to relocate to be closer to family or accept better employment. Additionally, a skilled custody attorney can help grandparents get custody of grandchildren under certain circumstances.
How Do Courts Determine Parenting Time?
How much time will you get to spend with your child or children? When will those visits take place? If you cannot agree, a judge will create a plan for you. A psychologist or another professional may be appointed to advise the court through the process. Our child custody attorneys can work with you and the different roles a professional may assume to make sure appropriate facts are considered before recommendations are presented to the judge.
A Significant Change in Your Circumstances
To modify a prior order, you usually need to show a change in circumstances that was not envisioned during the divorce process. In addition to changes in a parenting schedule or the allocation of parental decision-making responsibilities, a major shift in income could be one of the reasons you may need to revisit child support or spousal maintenance. Speak with our family law attorneys to learn whether your situation meets this high threshold.
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