Jefferson County Parenting Time Lawyer
Making the decision to modify your parenting time orders can be a significant step, with lasting ramifications for both you and your children. Facing a motion to modify filed by the other side can bring about questions and concerns regarding your rights, options, and the court process in general. Regardless of which side of a modification case you may be on, having the support of an experienced parenting time attorney who understands the law and what it takes to effectively litigate parenting time issues matters. The parenting time lawyers at Plog & Stein, P.C. have been helping men and women with Jefferson County parenting time modifications for decades. From start to finish, we will be there to offer the advice, guidance, and skills you need to further your parenting time goals. Our only goal is to provide you the quality legal representation you deserve as we strive for the best possible outcome for you and your children. Let us help you!
How Modification of Parenting Time Works in Jefferson County
When original custody orders are entered, that’s not always the end of the story. Situations can change for an array or reasons which might make your current visitation orders unworkable or impractical. Fortunately, courts in Colorado understand that parenting time changes may be necessary, as per the standards set forth by statute in C.R.S. 14-10-129. Sometimes the reasons for needing a modification of a visitation schedule are as simple as rearranging the holiday parenting time or for after-school activities to be accommodated. On the other end of the spectrum, significant changes might become necessary due to safety concerns or when the primary parent wishes to relocate. In other cases, one parent may simply believe that having more time with the kids would benefit them. Just as there is an array of reasons why one parent or the other may wish to modify parenting time, there is also an array of standards set forth in Section 129 applicable to the specific type of modification you may be seeking.
Parenting time modifications for Jefferson County families are generally going to be governed by the “best interest” standard. This standard applies when one parent is either seeking a schedule adjustment or more time with a child, up to a 50/50 schedule. However, when a parent is seeking a modification of parenting time which also changes primary residence, the standard is different and that parent may need to show either physical or emotional endangerment to gain that change in primary residence. Having the right attorney who understands the legal standards and the fact of your case can make the difference when you are either seeking or defending against a parenting time modification. Regardless of your scenario, the key is to show the court that circumstances have changed such that a modification is warranted for the children.
Sometimes, parenting time motions can be complex to deal with. Issues can arise tied into both settlement and litigation. Whichever path your case takes, it’s critical to make sure you are armed with the information and evidence you need to prove your concerns. You may even need to involve a child custody expert, such as a child and family investigator or a parental responsibilities evaluator, to assess your circumstances and report their findings to the court.
Whatever your needs may be, the attorneys at Plog & Stein, P.C. can put their years of handling parenting time modifications in Jefferson County to work for you as we strategically map out a plan for furthering you case. Each of our attorneys is adept at helping clients with all types parenting time matters they might face. Aside from modifications, our child custody lawyers in Denver also deal with the enforcement of parenting time orders pursuant to C.R.S. 14-10-129.5.
Are Your Parenting Time Rights Being Protected?
When dealing with child visitation issues in Jefferson County, we understand how important your time with your children can be. With over 70 years of combined experience under our belts, the Denver family law lawyers on the Plog & Stein, P.C. legal team are ready to help you weigh your options and formulate a strategy for dealing with your parenting time modification concerns. Call us, today, at 303-781-0322 or contact us online to schedule your confidential appointment. Don’t wait to get the help you need.