Child Custody And Parenting Time
Child custody is one of the most emotional and feared family law processes. Nothing is as important as the bond shared between parent and child.
So when it comes time for child custody to be determined, parents have many concerns and questions.
At Scardina Law, we offer legal representation and support to parents who are facing child custody and parenting plan determinations. We represent divorcing spouses as well as unmarried parents.
Free consultation: Speak with one of our attorneys today or schedule a time to meet. Call 303-502-5540.
Further reading: How is a parenting plan created?
Will I Lose My Children?
One of the biggest fears of parents who are getting a divorce is losing access to their children:
- What if my ex-spouse tries to get full custody?
- What if my ex-spouse tries to restrict my access to our children?
- What are my chances of getting custody?
- Are males less likely than females to get custody?
Before you let fear and emotions take over, it is important to understand the facts. Colorado family courts recognize the importance of both parents playing an active role in the life of a child. A 50-50 split in custody is not presumed to be the best approach, as each case is considered on its own merits, but this is often understood as a starting point.
And while in the past mothers were often presumed to be the best suited for full physical custody, this is no longer the case. The courts recognize that fathers, just as mothers, deserve to play an important role in the life of the child. While there are many horror stories and urban legends, the fact is, fathers who want to be in their children’s lives are almost always permitted to do so.
We understand how difficult and emotional these matters can be. We aim to provide you with facts and objective advice as you proceed, rooted in our understanding of each jurisdiction in Denver and the surrounding areas and the likely outcomes based on years of experience.
Setting Parents Up for Cooperation Going Forward
As family law attorneys, we know that legal issues that affect children don’t end once the final court determination is made. Parents are tied to each other for life, as they work together to raise their children, whether living together or separately.
As your family law attorneys, we are here to support you as you plan for your children’s futures. It may seem difficult or impossible to work cooperatively with your ex now. But as you move forward, and as your children grow, you can establish a cooperative relationship with your ex for the benefit of your children. We are here to help foster that relationship, set boundaries and expectations, and draft parenting plans that serve as guidebooks to avoiding conflict in the future when problems arise.
Allocations of Parental Rights and Responsibility for Unmarried Parents
Whether married or not, all parents have rights and responsibilities with their children. We routinely represent unmarried parents in:
- Child custody and parenting time cases
- Paternity cases
- Child support matters
If you are an unmarried mother or father, it is important to ensure your rights are established and protected. Please contact us to find out how we can help.