CHILD SUPPORT

Greenwood Village Child Custody Attorney

The most important issue in many divorces is child custody. Today, Colorado courts analyze the issue of child custody — or parenting time — as part of its overall review of the allocation of parental responsibilities.  Custody disputes can become extremely bitter, which can be very difficult for the children, regardless of the best intentions of the parents. At the Greenwood Village Child Custody Attorneys office of  Ammarell Deasy, the goal is to negotiate a custody agreement that is beneficial for the client, as well as the children, without having to take the issue in front of a judge. When the parties can work out children issues out of court, the level of stress and anxiety goes down, and in many cases, children benefit most. It is important to have as much information as possible, and to have an experienced Centennial custody attorney to protect your rights and the rights of your children.

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.Colorado Child Support

How Greenwood Village Child Support Lawyers Can Help

For anyone with children, the ability to care for your child is one of the most important things in your life. During a child support case, or a divorce with children, one of the most important issues relating to child custody is child support. Many issues of parental responsibility and custody are extremely complicated, and child support is no exception. A formula defined in the Colorado Revised Statutes determines the amount of child support paid by the non-custodial parent. The experienced Colorado family law lawyers at Ammarell Deasy can help protect your rights in a child support case. From ensuring that the custodial parent gets the assistance that he or she needs, to making sure that the payment required of the non-custodial parent is fair, Ammarell Deasy, LLP has helped numerous Colorado men and women in child support cases.

Of all the issues in divorce and family law, child support is one of the most misunderstood by clients. If you are involved in a child support case, whether through of a divorce or a parental responsibilities action, it is vital that your Colorado child support law firm understands each aspect of child support, and know how to advocate the best possible situation for you and your children. Ammarell Deasy works with both men and women, always fighting for the rights of the client, as well as the best interests of the children.

How Child Support Is Determined

The formula that is typically used to set child support in Colorado considers a variety of factors, including the income of each parent, the number of children, how many nights the children spend with the non-custodial parent, and day care and healthcare costs. While in most cases, the actual child support is based on a formula, the actual data that goes can sometimes be negotiated based on the specific details of the case. It is also important to understand that in some cases, exceptional circumstances may be taken into consideration that may impact the actual child support to be paid. It is important to have an experienced Colorado child support law firm who can help you negotiate the factors that are used to determine child support.

The Payment of Child Support Is An Ongoing Process

It is also important to understand that, as long as your children are minors (under the age of 19 years old), child support may be an ongoing process. Changes in employment status, changes in income, and changes in the children’s circumstances can significantly affect the child support calculation, and as such you should be prepared for the possibility that the issue may come up periodically until your children are adults. In the case of disabled children, child support issues may continue even longer, if your children are unable to care for themselves.

Contact the experienced Colorado child support lawyers at Ammarell Deasy, LLP today to discuss your child support or divorce case. Ammarell Deasy understands that, after ensuring that children receive the love, compassion, and nurturing care that they need, the next most important thing to many parents is that the custodial parent is financially able to provide those things that the children need. They also understand that child support is intended to be for the children, and not the parent. Ammarell Deasy can help negotiate the issues that are used to determine child support, and assist with any ongoing child support concerns that you may have as either the custodial or non-custodial parent. For more information, call (303) 470-3020 or use the contact form on this website today.