Englewood Parenting Time Lawyer
When any family with children splits up, one of the first things each parent thinks about is when they’re going to see their kids. Which of us will they live with? What does a normal visitation schedule look like? These are some of the common questions the family law attorneys at Plog & Stein, P.C. regularly hear. Many of our Englewood clients have told us that parenting time with their children is the highest priority in their divorce or child custody case. With decades of experience representing clients throughout Englewood and Arapahoe County, we understand the factors courts consider when formulating visitation orders. We also understand just how important having meaningful time with your children can be. Whether you’re going through a divorce, or seeking a modification to your current parenting time schedule, we can help.
Call Plog & Stein at 303-781-0322, or contact us online, to assess your parenting time situation
Understanding Your Parenting Time Rights
Colorado family courts recognize every parent’s right to have a relationship with their child. However, all cases are different and while, in some cases, an equal, 50/50 schedule might be appropriate, there may be factors in others leading to less, or even restricted time. C.R.S. 14-10-124 sets for the standards a court must consider when determine custody and child visitation orders. C.R.S. 14-10-129 sets for the standards the bases for modifying those orders down the road. Understanding the factors involved in determining the “best interest” standard is only part of the equation. The court process centers around evidence. As such, knowing what matters and how to present your case to the court is critical. Along the way, our lawyers will employ their experience to determine what’s needed to make sure your concerns are considered by the court. Of course, we will also be there to advise you as to all of your settlement options, too.
Some cases may require use of a child and custody expert, such as a Child and Family Investigator, appointed pursuant to C.R.S. 14-10-116.5. Issuance of a well written CFI report, which includes not only expert opinion but also the wishes and concerns of your children, can make the difference when it comes time to trying your case in court, or settling it beforehand.
The ultimate goal in any Englewood parenting time case is obtaining orders with both the detail and content required to make sure your children are able to move forward in an emotionally healthy fashion. Not all parent-child relationships are healthy. At Plog & Stein, P.C., we also handle cases involving child safety and protecting your child from immediate or lingering concerns. In some cases, mental health issues or substance abuse can lead to an unsafe environment with one parent. Real parenting time emergencies can arise which necessitate immediate action to prevent abuse, neglect, or endangerment. If you find yourself in a situation in which you have safety concerns for your children, contact us right away to learn about your options and the steps involved to ensure they are protected, now and in the future.
Whatever stage your case may be at, we can help. Our skilled family law attorneys in Denver have seen virtually every type of parenting time situation imaginable. We have the insight and knowledge to help fight for your parenting time and objectives related to the custody of your children.
Parenting Time Lawyers Protecting Englewood Clients Since 1998
No matter what kind of parenting time dispute you find yourself facing, the lawyers at Plog & Stein, P.C. will sit down with you to evaluate your situation and strategically formulate a plan for pursuing your goals. We will use our 70 years of combined legal experience to aggressively defend your legal right to time with your child.
The family law attorneys at Plog & Stein also represent divorce clients throughout Denver, Aurora, Centennial, and Highlands Ranch.