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Best Interest of the Children

When a judge is called upon to decide questions related to children and divorce, such as parenting time and decision-making, they use what’s known as the “best interests of the child" standard.  This means, a judge will consider all questions from the perspective of the best interests of the children and will try to fashion … Continued

School Choice in a Divorce: Part 2

In our last blog post, we discussed some of the considerations that may influence the determination of school choice in a divorce. In this follow-up post, we continue discussing some of the other factors that may influence the Court when it is asked to make a ruling on school choice. Educational Method There are myriad … Continued

Signing Over Parental Rights of Children

The decision of a parent to permanently relinquish their parental rights to another person is never easily made. But for some individuals, they are confronted with making this difficult choice. Consequences of Signing Over Rights It would be an understatement to say that it’s extremely important to give serious consideration to the relinquishment of parental … Continued

Father’s Rights Attorneys

Some legal practitioners promote themselves as father’s rights attorneys, by providing services to men pursuing a divorce or need representation with child custody. But do these law firms really provide extra value or are they simply trying to capitalize on a specific niche? Family law represents the practice area that covers issues related to both … Continued

How Family Courts Protect a Child’s “Best Interests”

Divorce results in a big change in the family dynamic. While every member of the family is certainly impacted by these changes, kids often take the most time to adjust to the transition. Knowing this, Colorado family courts base their decisions involving children on what will be in their “best interests.” But what does this … Continued

What Are My Rights As A Father?

Courts are forbidden from favoring the mother when making child custody decisions, but unfortunately, many judges often still see the mother as the more significant influence in a child’s life. Fathers have rights too, though, and should be aware of them if they hope to be involved in their children’s lives. Those who are fighting … Continued

Can I Modify an Existing Parenting Plan in Colorado?

If your child custody arrangement is no longer serving the best interests of your child, you have the right to seek a modification from the court. In order to do so, you need to show the court that a material change of circumstances has affected the efficacy of the original parenting plan.  You will also … Continued

How Do I Modify a Parenting Plan

When making decisions about the custody of a minor child, Colorado family courts will always put the best interest of the child first—whether that results in a joint or sole custody arrangement. What the courts cannot anticipate, however, is whether or not this parenting plan will continue to benefit the child as time goes on … Continued

The 50-50 Parenting Time Presumption: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

A proposed bill involving Colorado family law recently progressed to the House Committee at the State Capitol after unanimous approval by the State Senate. Entitled SB-15-129, the proposed bill would require Colorado family law judges to make specific findings in their orders if they decided not to award “substantially equal parenting time.” Parts of the … Continued

Celebrity Chef Cat Cora: Parental Rights for Same-Sex Partners?

Denver divorce attorneys can help gay and lesbian parents in issues like child custody and visitation rights. Take the case of celebrity chef Cat Cora. At present, she is married to her wife Jennifer Cora. They are living with their sons Zoran and Caje. And both parents are pregnant with two more sons expected to … Continued