If you are filing for divorce, pursuing child custody, or seeking to modify an existing court order, The Garling Law Firm, LLC is ready with the compassionate, experienced counsel you need. Backed by 18+ years of legal experience, our Brighton family law firm is committed to helping parents guard their child’s well-being by protecting their own parental rights.
Whenever possible, we want to facilitate an amicable settlement between parents. Through skilled negotiations, you can get the say in what goes into your parenting agreement, instead of leaving these weighty decisions to the courts. Our Brighton child custody lawyer wants to help you avoid the financial and emotional costs of going to trial so you and your child can move forward with your lives.
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While child custody is often referred to in legal terms of physical custody and legal custody, in Colorado courts, these aspects of parental responsibility are known as parenting time and decision-making responsibilities.
Court orders that govern parenting time determine where the child will live, how much time the child spends with each parent, and whether or not supervision is necessary during parenting time. Decision-making responsibility refer to a parent’s responsibility to make choices concerning a child’s schooling, activities, religious upbringing, medical care, and more. Ideally, a legal agreement on parental responsibility will enable both parents to jointly share this decision-making responsibility.
In determining how to craft a parenting responsibility court order that is in the child’s best interests, a judge will factor in:
When parents can agree on the terms of child custody, however, they can craft their own parenting agreement. While this is still subject to court approval, divorcing parties or separated couples who agree to co-parent often create more satisfactory agreements than if the decision is left to a judge. At The Garling Law Firm, our trial-tested family lawyer is prepared to help your family find effective and balanced solutions.
Discover how we can help you protect your rights. We invite you to contact us at (720) 548-1816.