Castle Rock Child Custody

Workable Solutions for Your Castle Rock Custody Battle

Child Custody in Castle RockCastle Rock is home to over 16,000 households, almost half of which have children under the age of 18. The unfortunate reality in today’s world is that sometimes families split apart, including in Castle Rock. When this happens, kids can get caught up in the middle of the drama. As a parent, you never want your children to suffer, including when your relationship or marriage ends. Not all transitions end smoothly and sometimes a child custody battle becomes necessary to protect your children and their futures. That’s when it’s time to look for help from an experienced Castle Rock child custody attorney. The family law attorneys at Plog & Stein, P.C. have decades of combined experience fighting for Douglas County parents in all types of child custody cases. Let us put that experience to work for you when dealing with:

  • Establishment of Parenting Time and Decision-Making
  • Modifications of Visitation
  • Emergency Custody Hearings
  • Enforcement of Parenting Time Orders
  • Relocation
  • Child Support
How Custody is Determined in Castle Rock

Starting in 1999, Colorado statute changed when the term “custody” was replaced with “parental responsibilities.” The two main aspects of parental responsibilities are visitation and decision making. Courts take parental responsibilities very seriously and are required to enter orders deemed to be in the best interest of a child. This means that, no matter how heated things get between you and the other party in your case, the children’s best interests come first. Though the best interest standard is enumerated in statute, with various factors a court should look at, the reality is that each judge will have his or her subjective viewpoints regarding what is appropriate when it comes to formulating those child custody orders.

At Plog & Stein, our Castle Rock custody attorneys believe that parents are almost always going to be better equipped than the court to determine what is best for their children. As such, we firmly believe in exploring options for settlement. When agreements can’t be reached litigation follows, ultimately leading to a court hearing. Whether your case ends in settlement or a day in court, having an experienced child custody attorney on your side matters.

Custody agreements or parenting plans require detail and insight. The more specificity, the less likely it becomes that there will be battles over interpretation down the road. Each case is different and not all cases settle right away. It’s not uncommon for settlement to be reach shortly before your final hearing. From start to finish, there are many steps to take when dealing with your custody case. This can include motions to the court, mediation, or dealing with a child custody expert, appointed to weigh in on the various issues. Strategy also comes into play in terms of knowing what to do at each specific juncture, whether dealing with the court, a child custody expert, or the other party. The end goal is to have workable visitation and decision-making orders, which will need to include specifics on both major and lesser points, such as a detailed holiday schedule or how joint decisions will be made in practice.

At Plog & Stein, we understand how important your child’s future is. We strive to make sure our clients’ wishes and concerns are heard. We also work hard to keep abreast of the law and to maintain a working familiarity with the courts, judges, and child custody experts in the community. When dealing with something so important as your child’s future, make sure you have an advocate on your side who understands the legal system and what it takes to navigate through a Castle Rock child custody case. Each of our attorneys is seasoned in all aspects of Colorado custody and has years of experience both litigating and settling cases.

Child Custody Attorneys Aggressively Protecting Castle Rock Residents’ Rights

Time spent with your children is precious and your rights to it should be aggressively protected. With so much on the line, the lawyers at Plog & Stein, P.C. offer the skilled representation that you need to go into your child custody battle prepared and equipped to handle anything that comes your way. Call us at 303-781-0322 or contact us online to schedule a consult with a member of our team.

Client Testimonials
His passion and ferocity kept me going through this long ordeal.
When I first came to Plog & Stein it was simply discuss the renegotiation of child support. Little did I know that within 72 hours I would be retaining Steve Plog for a custody battle. His passion and ferocity kept me going through this long ordeal. I have recommended him to my friends and I would recommend him to anyone with who wants honest and effective representation.
★★★★★
I recommend Sarah and the attorneys at Plog & Stein to anyone that has these types of family issues and need strong, knowledgeable representation.
I am thankful for the job Sarah McCain did for me in my fight with my ex-wife for visitation rights with my daughter. Sarah and the team at Plog & Stein handled my case in an efficient, affordable, and professional manner. Sarah negotiated a new parenting plan as well as acceptable visiting rights and even a favorable modification in my child support. I recommend Sarah and the attorneys at Plog & Stein to anyone that has these types of family issues and need strong, knowledgeable representation.
Tom
★★★★★
At the end of the day he was able to produce a settlement that was fair to both parties.
I highly recommend Stephen Plog for anyone in need of a top notch domestic relations attorney. After a 27 year marriage, Stephen represented me in a complicated and sometimes bitter divorce with many unique challenges. At the end of the day he was able to produce a settlement that was fair to both parties but limited my alimony payments to only 3 years. He is smart, cuts to the chase, knows the court system in the Denver metropolitan area and can be trusted to get his clients the best possible settlement.
Neal
★★★★★
Their service was outstanding, with prompt responses to all of my questions.
Sarah McCain and Plog & Stein were wonderful to me during such a difficult time in my life. Their service was outstanding, with prompt responses to all of my questions and creative ideas throughout the proceedings to help things go smoothly. Sarah's compassion, patience, and expertise were especially invaluable to me. I highly recommend them.
Sandy
★★★★★