Castle Rock Parenting Time

Experienced Castle Rock Parenting Time Attorneys

Parenting Time in Castle RockObtaining parenting time (visitation) orders can be a large part of any child custody case or divorce with children. Most parents want as much time with their children as possible and want to make sure a schedule is formulated which best suits a child’s needs. But what’s normal or fair? What type of schedule will the court order? These are the types of questions parenting time attorneys with experience helping clients in Castle Rock and throughout Douglas County can answer. With over 60 years of combined legal experience, the family law attorneys at Plog & Stein understand that making sure workable visitation orders are in place is a top priority for many of our clients with children. Beyond the initial establishment of your parenting time schedule, our legal team can also help with:

The trusted lawyers at Plog & Stein, P.C. are here to guide you through the first steps of a parenting time dispute to your final hearing.

Defending Your Parenting Time Rights in Castle Rock

Pursuant to Colorado Revised Statute Section 14-10-124, courts are required to make determinations tied into parenting time in the best interest of a child. Though “best interest” is not explicitly defined, Section 124 sets forth various factors that the court should look at, including each parent’s involvement with the child, their time commitment to the child, and their ability to promote a relationship between the child and the other parent. Over the last decade, most family law courts have leaned towards allocating parenting time equally between parents, absent a reason to do something other than 50/50. In reality, various factors can affect what the base schedule will be, including kids’ ages, the distance between homes, or perhaps safety concerns tied into a parent’s behavior or mental health. In other cases, a child may have significant needs which one of the parents is better equipped to deal with. Each family and child is different and having an attorney who can assess your situation and strategically map out your options for either settling or litigating your parenting time issues can make the difference when it comes time to make significant decisions.

As circumstances can change over time, statute recognizes that visitation schedules may require modifications over the years. Beyond modifications to parenting time basics, such as the regular schedule or holiday time, C.R.S. 14-10-129 also contains provisions and standards for dealing with relocation matters and parenting time emergencies. When the primary parent seeks to relocate in a geographically significant fashion which will impact parenting time, s/he will need to either obtain permission from the other parent or a court order. In relocation cases, there is not only debate over whether the primary parent can move the child, but also what the modified visitation schedule should be if the move is allowed. With parenting time emergencies, 129(4) sets forth procedures for seeking a restriction of parenting time based on imminent physical or emotional danger to a child. At Plog & Stein, our attorneys are skilled and knowledgeable when it comes to handling all types of parenting time cases.

There are also steps you can take if your parenting time orders are not being followed; Colorado family law judges take parenting time orders very seriously. Specifically, C.R.S. 14-10-129.5 is designed to deal with violations of parenting time orders and is the preferred statutory section for dealing with those transgressions. Under 129.5, the court can enter an array of orders, including make up time, sanctions, attorney fees, and even contempt like remedies. If the other party is disregarding your parenting time rights, don’t wait to speak with one of our skilled family law attorneys.

Whatever your parenting time concerns may be, the family law attorneys at Plog & Stein will be there for you when the time comes to seek resolution. Our attorneys are equally skilled when it comes to either negotiating a fair outcome or resolving your matter in the courtroom. We understand nothing matters more than the future of both you and your children.

Consult with an Exceptional Family Law Attorney

At Plog & Stein, we work diligently to protect the rights of our Castle Rock family law clients. We have dedicated our practice exclusively to divorce, child custody, and child support cases. This includes handling all types of parenting time matters. Call us at 303-781-0322 or contact us online to set up an appointment with a member of family law team.

Plog & Stein also provides quality representation in Denver, Adams, Jefferson, and Boulder County child support cases.

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.
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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
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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
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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.
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