Determining Parental Responsibilities In Colorado

Child custody agreements are often the most contentious aspects of any divorce or separation. It is usually much easier to reasonably discuss how to divide property than how to divide precious time with your children.

It is essential to find a lawyer you can trust to advocate for the best interests of you and your children, both at the time of separation and years later. At The Law Offices of David A. Helmer, LLC, we have spent decades helping people in the mountain area of Colorado resolve tough legal situations. We provide thoughtful guidance through legal matters affecting you and your children such as:

  • Determining parenting time and responsibilities during divorce
  • Resolving issues of rights and responsibilities for unmarried parents
  • Changing existing parenting arrangements when circumstances change — for example, if one parent remarries or moves out of state
  • Enforcing child custody agreements if the other parent is not following the terms

How Does Colorado Determine Child Custody?

In Colorado, child custody and visitation are referred to as "parental responsibilities and parenting time (decision making)." These responsibilities will encompass issues such as where your children live, how much time they spend with each parent, and who makes decisions about health care, education, and other matters.

In determining how parental responsibilities will be shared, Colorado courts focus on the best interest of the child. There is no automatic preference for either parent based on gender.

Contact Us To Discuss Your Situation

Each family is different. Our experienced family law attorneys can help you understand your options, advocate for your interests and support you throughout the process. Call our Frisco office at 970-368-2403 or send us a message online. From our Summit County base, we represent clients throughout the mountain area.

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