Castle Pines, CO

Castle Pines Custody Lawyers

Custody is more than a legal matter - it’s a family matter. Unfortunately, when you have children with your spouse, a divorce doesn’t just affect you and your partner, but your kids as well. Even in the simplest of divorces, custody can complicate things and bring up unforeseen conflict and feelings, and understandably so, as your children are the most important people in your life! That’s why custody matters and arrangements should be handled with the utmost care in order to limit the implications of divorce on your children’s lives. Call New Leaf Family today to schedule a free, initial case evaluation with one of our Castle Pines custody lawyers and discover your legal options. 

What Does Custody In Colorado Entail? 

Custody in Colorado revolves around the best interests of the children, so the legal system generally prefers both parents be involved in their children’s lives whenever possible (allowing that isn’t always possible). 

There are two categories of custody in Colorado, physical custody, or parenting time, and legal custody or decision-making. Parenting time refers to who the child lives with the majority of the time. Decision-making refers to who holds the decision-making power when it comes to matters like healthcare, education, religion, etc. 

While parents can share these responsibilities jointly, that isn’t always feasible. Parents ultimately have to decide who will be responsible for what. If you can do so collaboratively, that’s great and your plan will likely be approved by the court, but if you can’t agree, the court will get the final say. 

What Most Custody Lawyers Do

Many family law firms see divorce and custody as routine, so they throw the same solution at each family that comes through their door, rather than taking the time to understand what the family really needs. This can compromise their case and lead to further disputes, causing an even greater disruption to their family as a whole. It’s important that you work with an attorney who knows that there is no “one-size-fits-all” formula to custody issues.

What Our Castle Pines Custody Lawyers Do

Our Castle Pines custody lawyers understand that what you and your children need will greatly differ from our last client, and even the one before that. That’s why we are extremely careful about creating an arrangement that is in the best interest of your children. Typically, we try to do this by staying out of the courtroom so that the decision-making power remains in your hands, rather than in a judge’s who doesn’t know you or your kids. This can also create a more peaceful, stable environment for your children in the midst of this big transition. 

However, we know that sometimes one parent might make taking a collaborative approach to custody impossible, or there could be an extenuating circumstance like one parent having a history of subtonic abuse, domestic violence, or neglect. In those cases, our Castle Pines custody lawyers aren’t afraid to stand up for you and your children’s rights, doing whatever necessary to keep you safe during and after custody proceedings. 

Contact New Leaf Family Today

While we are qualified attorneys, we are also trained as coaches and counselors, and in many other professions. Our vast network of auto mechanics, financial advisors, realtors, and other professionals can help you navigate your new routines post-divorce and custody matters to help you and your children evolve and grow during this shift. 

If you or your children’s circumstances ever change, we can assist you with modifications to your custody arrangement. 

Call New Leaf Family today to schedule a free, initial case evaluation and allow us to explain your options, protect your parental rights, and guide you through each step of custody.

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