Greenwood Village Divorce Attorneys and Parental Responsibility
In Colorado courts, the word “custody” is not actually used, but instead the term is “parental responsibility.” There are three questions of parental responsibility that need to be answered in any Centennial custody case:
- Which parent will the children live with?
- Who has the right to make major decisions on the children’s behalf?
- What visitation rights will the non-custodial parent have?
It is quite common for parents to argue over parenting time. Courts are not predisposed to any particular arrangements, but the “best interests” of the children will always be the court’s focal point. In most cases, parents retain shared responsibility for making major decisions.
How A Greenwood Village Custody Lawyer Can Help
The experienced Centennial custody attorneys at Ammarell Deasy have helped numerous men and women negotiate a parental responsibility arrangement that is in the best interest of both the client and the children. In many cases, the court will appoint a Child Family Investigator (“CFI”) or Parental Responsibilities Evaluator (“PRE”) to look at the home life of the children and make a recommendation to the court. Ammarell Deasy can work with the CFI or the PRE, ensuring that relevant information comes to their attention. If the two parents are able to reach an agreement on allocation of parental responsibilities, in many cases the judge will simply review and approve the agreement, and a protracted, potentially painful court battle can be avoided.
Unfortunately, as hard as Ammarell Deasy will work to ensure a smooth process, that is not always possible. As we like to say, “It takes two parents to reach a reasonable resolution, not just one.” In some cases, the other parent may make it impossible. While a complicated court proceeding is not anyone’s preference, Ammarell Deasy is not afraid to take your fight to the courtroom if the other parent makes an agreement out of court impossible.
The Greenwood Village Child Custody Attorneys at Ammarell Deasy
Speak with the dedicated Centennial child custody lawyers at Ammarell Deasy today to discuss your options if you are considering divorce. They have experience assisting both men and women with custody issues, always working to protect the legal rights and interests of the client, while also protecting the best interest of the children. Ammarell Deasy thoroughly understands the law as it applies to the allocation of parental responsibilities, and will make sure that your family gets a custody arrangement that is fair and equitable. Custody is frequently the most contentious aspect of a divorce. Ammarell Deasy can work to avoid make your custody issues as simple and free of stress as possible, but can also handle a difficult situation if the other parent is determined to make it difficult. For more information, contact Ammarell Deasy today by calling (303) 470-3020 or using the contact form on this website.