Family Law

Child Custody Attorneys in Colorado

Guiding Families with Compassion

At Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., we believe families and children need compassionate, knowledgeable legal support when working through the complexities of child custody disputes.

With over 30 years of experience, our dedicated family law attorneys are committed to protecting your child's best interests while helping you reach a swift resolution that honors your unique family dynamic.

We have a deep understanding of the nuances of family law and know each child custody case requires a custom strategy. Our approach enables us to eliminate common roadblocks. We will advocate on your behalf, ensuring your voice is heard and your child’s best interests are served. Don’t face child custody issues alone. Contact our Colorado child custody team now!

Navigating Child Custody in Colorado

In our state, child custody (also known as “Allocation of Parental Responsibilities”) refers to two critical aspects:

  • Parenting time: when the child will be in the care of each parent, whether it be weekdays, weekends, holidays, or vacations.
  • Decision-making authority: the right to make important decisions about the child’s upbringing. This may include choices related to education, healthcare, religion, and general welfare decisions.

These elements are critical in family law cases such as divorce, legal separation, annulment, paternity, and child support issues. In such cases, many parents are unsure if or when they should file for custody. The simplest answer is that if you share a child with someone, you can file for custody.

If you are feeling overwhelmed or reluctant to initiate the child custody process or struggling with ongoing custody issues, please reach out to our experienced team. We will help you:

  • Better understand the nuances of parenting time and decision-making authority
  • Initiate and simplify the process of filing for child custody—or help you modify your current custody arrangement
  • Develop a personalized custody arrangement that serves your child’s best interests
  • Ensure your rights are protected and your voice is heard

For more information on how to begin this process or overcome current child custody obstacles, contact our team at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

Shared Parenting in Colorado: Moving Beyond "Custody"

Our state approaches child custody with a focus on what is best for the child—one reason Colorado has moved away from traditional terms like "sole" or "joint" custody. This shift was made to remove the notion of "winning" and "losing" and reframe how families approach child custody cases.

What does this mean for your family? In Colorado, parents will likely share:

  • Parenting Time: To encourage strong, nurturing relationships with each parent.
  • Decision-Making Duties: To ensure both parents have a voice in matters regarding the child’s welfare, education, healthcare, and religious upbringing.
  • Responsibilities: To ensure both parents contribute to the child’s wellbeing. Assigning one parent all responsibilities is rare in Colorado and is usually reserved for situations where the child's welfare is at risk.

Our experienced family law team understands Colorado's perspective on parental responsibilities. We are here to guide you through the parenting plan process, creating one that reflects your child's best interests. Contact us today!

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Guiding Families to Positive Child Custody Outcomes

Navigating parenting decisions can be complex and emotionally challenging. If you need compassionate guidance, our experienced team is here to guide you through the process. Let our trusted Colorado family law attorneys advocate for your family and secure a positive outcome. Contact us today!

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The staff at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin are professional, conscientious, and sensitive to the needs of the client. Through incredibly overwhelming situations, my concerns were validated while keeping me on track in the process. If I could give them another star, I would do so.
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