Colorado Child Custody Attorneys
Parenting Time and Decision-Making Arrangements
Going through a divorce is innately stressful, frustrating, and emotionally exhausting. If you have children, your legal circumstances may be further complicated by the necessity of a child custody agreement. Commonly referred to as child custody, parenting time and decision-making arrangements must be legally decided to allocate the parents’ care for their children. Parents can either negotiate and agree to parenting time schedules and decision-making responsibilities for their children, or the court can make those determinations for the parties when they cannot agree. Certainly, parties making these decisions together without the court’s involvement result in the arrangements that work in the best interests of the children and the parents.
Parenting Time Schedules
Parties may choose a wide variety of parenting time schedules to split time with their children. Depending on many individual factors, including the distance the parents choose to live from each other, the parties may create a plan that allows for each parent to spend time with the children while keeping the children’s best interests at the center of this plan.
Decision-making responsibility addresses the way the parties will make important decisions about the child’s upbringing, including their education, healthcare, religious upbringing, and extracurricular activities. The parties can choose to have joint responsibility as to all of these activities, or one party can request sole responsibility to make those major decisions for the children.
Modifications to Parenting Time or Decision-Making Responsibility
Even after a court has issued permanent orders regarding your children in divorce or legal separation proceedings, circumstances can change. If you need to make modifications to child custody, consult with an attorney from our firm right away. We can answer your questions and help you prepare your request.
Enforcing Child Custody
While a child custody order represents an agreement or legal decision handed down by a family law court, that does not mean both parties are going to adhere to the court's orders. In some instances, the court must intervene to ensure that the other party follows the parenting plan or court order. If you need legal assistance enforcing child custody orders, contact our firm right away. Our attorneys will review your situation and help you take the steps necessary to get your child custody order enforced.
Why Hire Feldmann Nagel, LLC?
Going through divorce proceedings can be an extremely emotional experience. When children are involved, even though both parents may feel they have their children's best interests in mind, the court is often forced to make important decisions relating to the children. Our attorneys are highly trained and have years of experience representing clients in all manner of divorce and child custody cases.
Our goal is to help our clients establish their legal objectives and assist them in meeting those objectives by providing excellent service and professional representation.