Child Custody

Paternity and Child Custody 2017-07-25T17:15:15+00:00

Child Custody Lawyers in the Denver Area

Child custody issues can be hot-button subjects in, after or independent of divorce. Favorably resolving these issues can be important to helping parents get back to focusing on their child(ren) and the next chapter of their lives.

The Child Custody Lawyers at Pollart Miller LLC have extensive experience representing parents in various types of child custody cases. It all starts with your initial consultation, where our experienced child custody attorneys learn about your unique case and come up with a solution that applies our professional knowledge and real world experience. We use our aggressive and high level representation to bring your Denver child custody case to the best possible outcome.

How Child Custody Disputes Are Resolved in Colorado

Allocation of parental responsibilities, commonly referred to as custody, involves two fundamental matters: parenting time and decision-making responsibility for a child. Either of these aspects of child custody can be awarded solely (granted to one parent) or jointly (split between two parents). They can also be split or awarded in different manners.

If parents are able to agree on the division of parenting time and decision-making responsibility for a child, a Colorado family court will usually review and uphold that agreement.

When custody disputes arise, however, the court will get involved, making a decision based on what is in the child’s best interests.

Best interest factors that the court will typically consider when resolving parenting time disputes include (but are not necessarily limited to):

  • The physical and mental health of the parents and the child
  • The parent’s wishes
  • The child’s wishes (if the child is mature enough to explain these to the court)
  • The relationship the child has with each parent and other relatives (such as siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc.)
  • The ability and willingness of each parent to promote a loving relationship with the other parent
  • The proximity of the parents’ residences
  • The degree to which each parent will put the child’s needs first
  • Whether a child would have to adjust to a new school/community
  • Whether either parent has a history of neglect or abuse

For decision-making responsibility disputes, the court will also consider the following best interest factors:

  • The pattern or split of decision-making responsibilities in the past
  • The degree to which parents can make decisions about the child together
  • Whether splitting the decision-making responsibilities will promote communication between the parents and child.

A child custody lawyer can be the best course of action when entering these disputes, and the team at Pollart Miller can be a great resource for you and your family.

Resolving Your Child Custody Matters: How Can Our Denver Child Custody Attorneys Help You?

The Denver child custody attorneys at Pollart Miller are skilled at favorably resolving an array of custody issues, including, but not limited to those involving:

  • Parenting time disputes
  • Decision making disputes
  • Child support disputes
  • Contempt actions
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Modification of parental responsibilities
  • Modification of child support
  • Step parent adoption
  • Allegations of domestic violence or child abuse

With these and other child custody legal cases, our child custody lawyers can help you in various ways, including, but not limited to:

  • Clearly explaining the law, your rights and your options
  • Building you the strongest possible case
  • Vigorously representing you in mediation, court or any other legal settings
  • Helping you take action to enforce court orders related to parenting time or other custody matters

Paternity

Paternity is a legal declaration that identifies a child’s biological father. Obtaining a legal declaration of paternity has rights and responsibilities for each parent. Disputes over paternity can take place at any point when a child is underage. Paternity is a major factor in determining issues such as:

  • Allocation of parental responsibilities. In Colorado, this includes who has access to the child and on what schedule. It also involves decision-making on issues of health care, education, and other important matters.
  • Payment of child support. A legal declaration of parentage can in part determine whether an individual must pay, or is entitled to receive, financial support for the child.
  • Rights to inheritances. Even if a child has no relationship with a parent, she may have some entitlement as his heir.

Determining paternity is more complicated than many people assume. Our attorneys will explain the law as it relates to your case and gives you a clear understanding of your options.

Get the Paternity and Child Custody Help that you Need

Pollart Miller is a family litigation law firm staffed with a team of more than 55 legal professionals. We are proud to offer the experience and resources of an established firm while still providing each of our clients with:

  • Personal attention and responsive service
  • High-quality, effective representation
  • Custom, innovative solutions to fit their needs and meet goals

We are ready to explain the law and your options, protect your interests and favorably resolve your custody and any other legal matters.

You don’t have to face a custody battle alone.  Call (720) 488-9586 or email us to find out more about your options and how our Denver child custody attorneys can help you win your case.