Every aspect of ending a marriage is hard, but perhaps none other than determining what will happen to your children. There are so many questions probably rising in your mind - who will they live with most of the time? Who will they spend holidays with? Who’s going to be responsible for driving them around? Which parent gets the final say when it comes to decisions like healthcare, education, and extracurricular activities? Do you have any say in what other adults influence your children’s lives when they’re not with you? What happens if your kids’ wishes go against yours? How much are you supposed to contribute financially, and how much should the other parent?
If you’re considering getting a divorce and you have kids, or if you are already in the middle of one, the answers to these questions matter - how custody is arranged will affect you and your children emotionally, financially, legally, and relationally for the rest of your lives. The uncertainty of not knowing what lies ahead can be incredibly stressful. That’s why it’s so important to work with compassionate Highlands Ranch custody lawyers who can help you understand your options.
At New Leaf Family, our main focus is on empowerment. Our team of Colorado attorneys, coaches, and counselors is dedicated to achieving a great legal outcome and guiding you every step of the way throughout the custody process; however, we’re also committed to helping you grow and giving you the tools you need to set yourself and your children up for long-term success. Call today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about what we can do for your family.
How We Begin
Most custody lawyers would begin your custody journey by telling you what they typically do for other clients or what they can do for you (which may or may not be what you expected, or what you actually want!) Then they work to get that outcome, whatever it takes; with many lawyers, this leads to long, drawn-out custody battles that are expensive, exhausting, and do little to build the next chapter of your lives constructively. When the dust settles, you might be left wondering, “How did I get here?”; you might not like where “here” is, and you may have no idea what to do next.
That’s why New Leaf Family starts the process by clarifying what it is you actually want your life to look like (both now and in the future). We’ll give you the information and legal advice to know what could happen, what choices are available to you, and how those choices will practically affect your and your children’s lives. If you’re not sure what you want yet, that’s okay! Our firm engages you in a process of realizing your goals and dreams so you can communicate them to us. Everything we do for you revolves around your vision!
How We Work
Our Highlands Ranch custody lawyers do everything in our power to keep things as peaceful as possible for the sake of your children. We seek to find creative resolutions that don’t require you to give up, or give in, but to find a way forward that works and that doesn’t involve fighting. Any custody agreement will change over time as children grow and their needs change, so we also help you take that into account.
Unfortunately, sometimes cooperation isn’t possible. When that is the case, you can rely on us to have your back - we’ll advocate for you and your children’s best interests in court, if necessary, without stirring up unnecessary conflict.
Becoming a single parent is already a heavy financial burden, and there’s no set amount of time your case will take to resolve; it may take months, or it may take longer. Rather than charge an upfront retainer or bill by the hour, we offer unique, predictable, set-rate monthly billing to ease your worries and allow you to plan ahead. Our services are affordable for most people!
Call Our Highlands Ranch Custody Lawyers Today
At New Leaf Family, our relationship with you doesn’t just end once a court order is signed, or once custody terms are set. We offer many other services, like seminars, coaching, and an extensive network of professionals like realtors and financial advisors, all of which can help you sort through the logistics of what is coming next. If you’re ready to discuss your situation and your options, give us a call today to discover if we’re the right firm to help you!