How We Represent The Best Interests Of Children
A divorce is difficult for adults, but can upturn everything your children know. In Colorado, there are two child custody decisions that need to be resolved. The terms are “allocation of decision-making responsibility” and “allocation of parental responsibility.” These decisions affect who makes important decisions (medical, religious, and educational) and where the children will live.
At Kaplan Law L.L.C., our child custody attorneys have helped families throughout the Denver area with these difficult decisions. Our lawyers work with a team of experts to ease transitions and help build workable parenting plans. We’ll develop a strategy that accounts for the best interests of your children and meets your goals. Negotiation and mediation are tools that can keep some control over these decisions in your hands. However, when the other parent is not reasonable, we have the experience to take your case to court. Avoiding a battle is often in the best interest of the children and allows your family to move into a new routine as a divorced family.
When you received a bad result or an existing order no longer meets your family needs, our Denver child custody attorneys can help you seek a modification. Going back to court is often necessary if you plan to relocate to be closer to family or accept a better position.
Parenting Time Decisions
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. This person is referred to as a Special Advocate. Our child custody attorneys can work with you and the Special Advocate to make sure appropriate facts are considered before recommendations are presented to the judge.
From our experience handling these types of cases, we will guide you through the process and help you make informed decisions.
Advocating For Children In Neglect And Dependency Matters
When allegations of neglect or abuse are brought against a parent, the court appoints qualified professionals to help make decisions that are in the best interest of a child. Attorneys often serve in these roles as Special Advocates, Child’s Representatives or Guardian ad Litems. Our attorneys have advocated for children in these difficult cases.
In addition to directly advocating for children, our family law attorneys can provide you invaluable guidance prior to any meeting with a professional in one of these roles.