Littleton Parenting Time Modifications

Littleton Parenting Time Lawyers Assisting with Modifications

Littleton Parenting TimeWhile child custody and visitation orders may work at the time your original divorce or custody case is concluded, it’s quite common for circumstances to change over time such that one, or both parents, believes a modification of parenting time is necessary and in a child’s best interest. Courts maintain jurisdiction over custody orders until a child turns 18 years of age, including over the issue of modifying parenting time. If you want to spend more time with your children and need to adjust your parenting time schedule, the family law attorneys at Plog & Stein, P.C. are here to help. Littleton clients come to our team of highly skilled attorneys for assessments of their current visitation arrangements and their options related to parenting time modifications.

With our firm dedicated solely to family law, modification of parenting time cases are a common part of our practice. We routinely help clients by providing them with step-by-step guidance through the process of seeking these changes. We also provide diligent and experienced representation both in and out of the courtroom. With over 70 years of combined legal experience, we’re ready to help you with all of your parenting time concerns.

Modifying Your Parenting Time Schedule in Littleton

Pursuant to C.R.S. 14-10-129, parenting time may be modified in the best interest of a child upon motion of either party. However, not all modifications are the same and different legal standards apply, depending on the specific orders you are seeking to modify. Minor increases in parenting time, up to a 50/50 schedule, are generally governed by the “best interest” standard. However, in cases in which a parent seeks to change parenting time such that primary residence also changes, he or she will generally need to show physical or emotional danger tied into the other parent’s home and the current schedule. Statute also sets forth provisions regarding relocation by the primary parent and emergency motions to restrict parenting time. With so many different standards, having an attorney who understands statute, the court process, and what it takes to advance your objectives matters. If you feel a modification of parenting time is needed, a dedicated Littleton parenting time attorney will understand both the distinctions in appropriate statutes and what type of evidence will be needed to prove your case.

Some cases can be quite complex and may necessitate engaging a child custody expert, such as a Child and Family Investigator or a Parental Responsibilities Evaluator. These experts are trained at analyzing a custody and parenting time situation, with the end result of their investigation being a comprehensive report being issued to the court. This stage of a parenting time modification case is as important, if not more so, than the actual court process, as judges tend to put a great deal of weight on what experts recommended. As part of our parenting time services, we strive to make sure each parent is thoroughly prepared to deal with any experts.

When parenting time modifications arise, your case will ultimately be resolved either through settlement or a court hearing. In either scenario, we will be there each step of the way to not only advocate for you, but to guide you toward making intelligent and effective decisions regarding how to proceed.

There are a myriad of reasons for you to want to pursue modification of parenting time or custody of your children. Every situation is unique. That’s why it is important to work with a parenting time attorney who has experience with each type of case and who knows what courts are looking for to maintain your children’s best interest and what factors can lead to a successful modification case.

Experienced Parenting Time Attorneys Representing Littleton Clients

If you are seeking to change your current parenting time orders, or facing a motion filed by the other parent, we can help. For realistic advice about modifying your parenting time schedule in Littleton, call us at (303) 781-0322 or contact us online. The legal team at Plog & Stein, P.C. knows the Littleton community and we understand how important spending time with your children is to you.

Littleton proper lies in Arapahoe County. However, “Littleton” addresses can also rest in both Jefferson and Douglas Counties. Regardless of which county your case is in, Plog & Stein has the experience and court specific insights to help.

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