Colorado Springs Child Custody
The child custody attorneys at Plog & Stein, P.C. have decades of experience helping parents in Colorado Springs and the greater Denver metro area with their child custody cases. Whether you are going through a divorce with children or are dealing with custody or parenting time case, the skilled family law lawyers at Plog & Stein, P.C. will work to obtain child custody orders that works for you and your children.
Our clients often value time with their children above all else, and we understand what’s at stake for you in a child custody dispute. The Colorado Springs child custody attorneys at Plog & Stein, P.C. know how whats need to effectively manage your case and will advocate for the best possible outcome, whether settling or proceeding to litigation. Put us to work fighting for you regarding all of your child custody concerns, including:
- Establishing Parenting Time and Decision-Making
- Modifications of Parenting Time
- Enforcement of Parenting Time Orders
- Child Custody Emergencies and Restrictions of Parenting Time
- Interstate Child Custody Issues
In Colorado, child custody is called “parental responsibility” and consists of three main aspects: who the children live with; what the parenting time (visitation) schedule will be; and who has rights to make major decisions for them (medical, educational, religion, general welfare, etc.). Additionally, you should know that courts in Colorado make decisions based on what they believe is in the best interest of the children, which is a subjective standard giving each judge individual discretion. As you might imagine, a major piece of the child custody puzzle is the parenting time schedule. Because no parent wants to be left behind in their kids’ lives, coming to the right orders for who gets the kids and when is central to building the right future for your family. If agreements cannot be reached your case will ultimately proceed to a court hearing. In some cases, a Child and Family Investigator or other child custody expert will be needed. Each issue matters and making the right decisions from the start of your case matters. Our goal is to effectively guide you through the process, using our experience, insights, and knowledge of the law.
You may be wondering where to even begin building a parenting plan that suits yours and your children’s needs. A good visitation schedule covers every detail of when your child is with you and when your child is with the other party. This may seem simple at first, but children’s school schedules, after school activities, holidays, and vacation may change significantly, or a little, depending on the circumstances. You can never be too detailed when creating your parenting time schedule. Holiday time, for example, can be tricky for families. The courts do not use a set, prescribed holiday schedule. Every family is unique and prioritizes different holidays throughout the year. Even within the same family, different holidays might be prioritized. The good news is that there is usually the opportunity to try to formulate a parenting time schedule that works best for you and the other party. The important things in writing, early, and covering all elements, including start and stop times and pick up and drop off locations. Ambiguity only leads to problems in the future.
Even after child custody orders in place, as your kids get older, the circumstances may require modification of your parenting time schedules. Modifications are not uncommon over the course of time. As such, it’s good to choose an experienced Colorado Springs child custody attorney, someone you can trust who has a firm grasp of the laws and procedures needed to provide effective representation throughout your case.Zealous Advocacy for Colorado Springs Clients
One of the hardest parts of being a parent is when you feel like you don’t have control. You always want the best for your kids and it can be very difficult when they are spending their time away from you. This is why custody battles are particularly grueling. Our clients often put spending time with their children as a number one priority. It is our priority to get you that time and help you work toward the best child custody arrangement possible. Call us at 303-781-0322 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our family law attorneys.