Boulder County Parenting Time Attorney
If you are going through a divorce or child custody case you know one of the significant issues to be resolved is visitation or “parenting time.” Having the right family law attorney ready to advocate for your rights in your parenting time case can make all the difference when it comes time to obtaining orders in the best interest of your children. The Boulder County parenting time attorneys at Plog & Stein, P.C. understand what you’re going through when you are facing a fight for parenting time rights to your children. With every case, we use our knowledge and experience to give our Boulder County clients the representation they deserve. Our services including initial establishment of custody and visitation orders, modifications of parenting time, enforcement of parenting time orders, visitation emergencies, and relocation. Our only goal is the best possible outcome for you and your children.
How Parenting Time Works in Boulder County
In any child custody case, issues such as child support and parenting time will be resolved either through negotiations and settlement or with the assistance of a judge. In many cases, people ultimately agree on the core, regular parenting time schedule. Beyond formulating that basic schedule, a workable parenting plan requires significant detail and additional provisions setting forth parameters for:
- Holidays and school breaks
- Vacations and travel
- Specific orders regarding exchange times and locations
- Provisions for telephone contact
- Extracurricular activity provisions
At Plog & Stein, P.C., we know detail in your Boulder County parenting time orders can take out the ambiguities that can lead to interpretation and enforcement problems months or years down the road. Our attorneys are equally adept at obtaining the detail your orders need, both in and out of the courtroom.
Pursuant to Colorado statutes, child custody orders, including those related to parenting time, are modifiable until a child turns 18 years of age. Kids’ needs and family dynamics can change over time. What works for a four year old might not be practical when that child turns fourteen. Modifications of parenting time, including relocation of the primary parent, are authorized under C.R.S. 14-10-129 and are generally going to be based on changes in circumstances. Though 50/50 visitation schedules have become quite common in Boulder family law cases, equal parenting time may not be practical or in a child’s best interest in all cases. Each case is truly different and we always strive to listen to our clients’ specific concerns and wishes when formulating a strategy for resolving their issues.
Unfortunately, not all parents follow court visitation orders and measures may be need to enforce your visitation rights. Parents might deny parenting time, oftentimes to the detriment of the children. Fortunately, C.R.S. 14-10-129.5 provides various remedies when one parent violates the parenting time provisions contained in their custody orders. Courts take compliance with visitation orders seriously and we do, too. Repeated violations can lead to serious consequences down the road, as well as sanctions, such as attorney fees, make up time, and more.
In cases of child endangerment, perhaps due to drugs, alcohol, or domestic violence, statute authorizes the filing of an emergency motion to restrict parenting time. With this type of motion, rapid action is needed, as a hearing within 14 days of filing is required. Not all allegations of danger are valid. As such, our services include filing emergency motions to protect children and representing parents against baseless attempts to restrict their time.
Regardless of which side of a Boulder County parenting time dispute you are on, we can help. With over 70 years of combined family law experience in Denver, the team at Plog & Stein, P.C. will work diligently to obtain the best possible outcome for you and your children.
Exceptional Parenting Time Attorneys Supporting Boulder County Families
If you think you’ll be facing a battle for parenting time with your children, don’t wait to enlist the help of a top notch Boulder County parenting time lawyer. Cases concerning children can escalate quickly and you’ll want a trustworthy team on your side to fight for your rights as soon as possible. At Plog & Stein, P.C., we know nothing matters more than your children’s futures. Call us, today, at (303) 781-0322 or contact us online to schedule your appointment.