Over recent decades, family courts throughout the country have trended away from awarding custody based on traditional notions of the family structure. Instead, courts look to various factors that all revolve around the child’s best interest. While public policy favors the active and consistent involvement of both parents in a child’s life,
Social media use has grown significantly throughout the past two decades, changing nearly every aspect of people’s lives. Despite the various benefits that social media brings, it also has a high potential for adversely impacting emotions, relationships, and family dynamics. These negative repercussions are often highlighted when spouses use social media to
Custody can be a complex and emotionally-charged issue, regardless of your marital status. Unfortunately, even as society progresses, the process of seeking custody rights for unmarried fathers can feel even more complicated. Nevertheless, it’s important to remember that unmarried fathers do have legal rights. If you were unmarried at the time your
People’s lives change over time, and the same is true after a divorce. But what happens when your former spouse wants to move and take your child with them? You may wonder, Can I prevent child relocation after a divorce? Below, the Denver family attorneys at Plog & Stein P.C. provide general
Colorado law recognizes that parents might need to adjust their parenting time schedules to fit with changing life circumstances. Because a judge is held to certain legal standards when modifying a parenting time order, you’ll need to return to court to change it. Below, the family law attorneys at Plog & Stein
Co-parenting when there is a child custody order can be challenging. In addition to handling your day-to-day obligations, you and your child’s other parent must keep in contact with each other and share parenting responsibilities based on a contract, i.e., the child custody agreement (or court orders). While this is far from
By: Stephen J. Plog Are you worried about your child’s safety when they spend time with their other parent? If there is a genuine danger present, you should consider filing an emergency custody motion. An emergency custody petition causes the court to take quick action—usually within 48 hours—to review the facts and
By: Stephen J. Plog Many divorcing couples who have children struggle with the contentious issue of dividing parental responsibilities after their separation. Contacting an experienced family law attorney, such as the attorneys of Plog & Stein P.C. can be very beneficial. Trying to cooperate with your soon-to-be ex-spouse can sometimes be difficult.
Criminal Histories & Child Custody – Can Child Custody Be Impacted From Prior Convictions in Colorado?
By: Sarah T. McCain Child custody is a complicated matter in Colorado. A judge should always grant child custody orders according to what is in the child’s best interest. Making this decision takes an in-depth look at both parents and their ability to care for the child. Most criminal convictions will not
The laws pertaining to childcare in Colorado involve the concepts of custody, legal guardianship, adoption, foster care and more. Custody and legal guardianship are similar in that they both grant someone rights in relation to the care of a child. However, they are fundamentally different on a legal level. Understanding Colorado’s complicated