Family Law

Denver Child Custody Attorneys

As a parent, joy comes from spending time with your child and watching them grow. The Denver child custody attorneys with Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. are committed to helping you exercise these vital parental rights.

We’ll Fight for Your Parental Rights

Few issues in family law are more emotionally charged than the ones pertaining to child custody (or what the courts today refer to as ‘parenting time’) and child support. While these matters are intimate and personal, emotions rarely win the day in court. That is why a skilled family lawyer like Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., can be essential.

Regardless of the orders that are ultimately entered, each parent has a legal duty to support their children financially. This duty continues until the child reaches 19 years of age or graduates from high school, whichever is later.

By knowing the legal standards that must be met for custody and supporting them with evidence, your attorney can work to achieve your goals.

Parenting Time Laws

These laws are meant to specify who is responsible for housing, caring for, and rearing a child in cases in which parents divorce or separate.

While in an ideal world, parents would work parenting time issues out on their own, this is not always possible. When this happens, the court will step in to make custody decisions and consider a variety of factors, such as:

  • A child’s adjustments to a new community, school, and home life
  • Parents’ ability to share responsibility and maintain positive communication/relationships
  • The location of parents / guardians in relation to one another, as this can impact parenting time
  • The nature of the relationships between a child and each parent, as well as other relatives or individuals who the child may come into contact with regularly
  • The history of the parents’ involvement in the child’s life and indications of their ability to provide support and a positive home, and meet commitments

Understanding Colorado’s Laws

Current parenting time laws in Colorado speak of parental responsibilities. The court is primarily concerned with what will be in the best interests of the child. This takes precedence over the desires of the parents.

There are no set rules on who will automatically get custody of the children. This means that gender is not factored into the decision and the mother is not automatically favored when it comes to obtaining custody. There are statutory factors that the court must consider in awarding parenting time and decision making authority to parents.

Primary Factors in Child Support Cases

Some of the most common factors a judge will consider when determining child support include:

  • Income
  • Overnights with each parent
  • Extraordinary expenses
  • Health insurance costs
  • Other applicable expenses

Primary Factors in Custody Cases

Some of the most common factors a judge will consider when it comes to parenting time include:

  • The home and standard of living of each parent
  • How well the parents communicate with one another
  • The strength of the relationship between the child and each parent
  • Whether the child should be required to move to a different neighborhood or school

Presenting arguments to the court can be tricky. Factors that are important to you may not be important to the court. Your Denver family lawyer can help you prepare a compelling case if you believe current arrangements are not serving your child’s well-being.

Get Answers To Your Questions

Your relationship with your child is too important to leave to chance. If you are embroiled in a dispute or simply have questions about modifying your arrangement, Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., is here to help.

We have the best family law attorneys in Denver. We are experienced, compassionate, and dedicated to representing you throughout your case. Contact us today for a free consultation with our legal team.

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