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Denver Child Custody

Denver Child Custody Attorney

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If you find yourself in the midst of a custody battle, having a child custody attorney by your side is essential. Our child custody lawyer in Denver can help you navigate the complex legal system and provide you with the necessary information to make informed decisions. 

With our guidance, you can better understand your legal rights and options, as well as the laws concerning your custody case. We’re also able to help clients with relocation matters with a child after divorce and modifications. At Solutions Based Family Law, our team is dedicated to finding the best solutions for you and your family.

Give us a call at (720) 463-2232 or send us a message online to learn more about how our child custody attorney in Denver can help.

Types of Custody in Colorado

Although other states use the term “custody,” Colorado Courts do not use the term “custody” when referring to the allocation of rights and responsibilities as it relates to the children. In Colorado, we use the terms “parenting time” and “decision-making” when referring to these rights and responsibilities. 

Parenting Time: Often referred to as “physical custody” in other states, parenting time pertains to where the child will live and during what periods of time. This responsibility includes providing daily essentials for the child as well as arranging transportation to and from school, daycare, and extracurricular activities. Parenting time can be shared in many different ways, including equally between the parents, often referred to as “joint custody” in other states, or with one parent having slightly or even significantly more time with the child. 

Decision-Making: Often referred to as “legal custody” in other states, decision-making authority is the term used to define the parents’ rights to make major decisions on behalf of the child. Such decisions usually include medical and mental health care, education, and religious upbringing. Parents can share equal decision-making authority, often referred to as “joint legal custody” in other states, wherein both parties have to agree on these major decisions. Alternatively, one parent may have sole decision-making, referred to as sole legal custody in other states, in which one parent makes all of the major decisions on behalf of the minor child.

Do Mothers Always Get Custody?

One of the most common misconceptions surrounding child custody cases is that one parent inherently has a greater right to custody, in other words disproportionately more parenting time, than the other. 

However, in Colorado, this is not the case. There is no legal presumption that a mother has a better chance of obtaining primary parenting time or sole decision-making of a child than the father. Instead, parenting time and decision-making are determined based on what is in the best interest of the child, and both parents are given equal consideration in the process. 

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