Boulder County Child Custody Attorney
All sides in a custody dispute tend to feel passionately about the well-being of the children involved. Presumably everyone wants what is best for their kids, though there is no shortage of disagreement within the court system as what that might mean. When you’re facing a legal battle regarding child custody or visitation, partnering with a Boulder County child custody attorney who understands the intricacies of Colorado law related to children can be imperative to protecting the best interest of your kids. Whether as part of a divorce or stand-alone custody case, the lawyers at Plog & Stein, P.C. know what it takes to effectively help you when dealing with family law matters in Boulder County. With decades of Colorado family law experience, we are ready to serve Boulder County clients in all domestic relations matters.
How Child Custody is Decided in Boulder County
Under Colorado statute, the common term most people use, “custody,” has been replaced with “parental responsibility,” which entails not only visitation and primary residence, but also the legal right to make major decisions for a child. Absent any physical or emotional harm to the child, judges across Colorado tend to gravitate towards allocating custodial rights between parents as equally as possible, but every situation is unique. The main issues that can negatively affect a custody case tend to be domestic violence, drug or alcohol problems, and mental health concerns. Colorado statute (C.R.S. 14-10-123) also allows for people other than the parents to seek custody in certain situations.
The courts will examine evidence to determine what custody arrangement would be in the best interests of the child. In any case, each party should gather and present evidence to support their claim. Witnesses or documentation that show you are an involved, available, and appropriate parent will be helpful. This evidence must be relevant to the specifics of your case. Likewise, it may be necessary to present evidence of any concerns you may have regarding the other parent’s abilities to effectively and safely parent. An experienced Boulder County custody attorney will be able to sift through all possible evidentiary support for your case and present it in an organized, persuasive manner to the court. Our team is equally skilled at negotiating appropriate child custody issues in Denver and ensuring the detail you need for a good parenting schedule is included.
Child custody litigation can entail so much more than just establish a basic custody or parenting time plan. You might find yourself dealing with other issues, including:
- Modifications of Parenting Time and Decision-Making
- Interstate Custody
- Enforcement of Parenting Time Orders
- Grandparent Visitation
- Emergency Motions to Restrict Parenting Time
Regardless of the complexities you may face, our experienced staff can help. At Plog & Stein, P.C. we are child custody lawyers in Boulder County. Our only goal is the best possible outcome for your children. Let us put our years of Boulder County family law experience to work for you as we work towards meeting your objectives and resolving your case in a fair and efficient manner.
Consult with High-Quality Child Custody Lawyers
Almost 30% of households in Boulder County have one or more people under the age of 18 in them and the median family income in the county is $94,938. Unfortunately, like anywhere else, households in Boulder County can become divided. No matter what custody issues you face, from a straight-forward divorce to a complicated interstate arrangement, the Denver family lawyers at Plog & Stein, P.C. have the know-how and skills to get you through them. Contact the talented professionals on our team to talk about your custody case at (303) 781-0322 or contact us online.