Highlands Ranch Child Custody Lawyer
If you are enmeshed in a Highlands Ranch child custody dispute, you know the emotional turmoil and pain that can accompany this type of family law proceeding. Your relationship with your child is of utmost importance: that is why when that relationship is threatened, you need the assistance of an experienced and proactive Highlands Ranch child custody attorney to help protect your parental rights and preserve your relationship with your child.
An adverse child custody order can result in your parenting and visitation time with your child being seriously curtailed and your ability to participate in your child’s life limited. Therefore, speak with Divorce Matters and enlist our help as soon as possible.
Child Custody Disputes in Highlands Ranch
“Child custody” disputes encompass not only initial determinations regarding with whom the child will reside and how often the other parent will be able to see the child, but also modifications of these initial orders. You may find yourself before the court for a Highlands Ranch child custody matter if:
- You and your partner are separating or divorcing and you have children (either natural or adopted) in common;
- The nonresidential parent is requesting additional time with the child;
- The nonresidential parent is requesting to be named the residential parent and obtain primary custody over the child; and/or
- A parent is seeking to move away from the other parent, which can dramatically increase the cost and inconvenience for the other parent to exercise parenting time.
In these and other custody-related decisions, the Highlands Ranch court overseeing your child custody dispute is to enter orders reflecting what the court believes to be the “best interests” of the child. In determining what constitutes your child’s best interests, the court may consider the testimony of the child’s parents, the child’s educational records, the child’s extracurricular activities, where some of the child’s friends reside in relation to the child’s parents, and testimony from the child’s teachers, therapists, relatives, and other adults involved in the child’s life.
Modifying Child Custody Orders in Highlands Ranch
Once a court enters child custody orders, a court may modify such orders if the court finds there has been a material change in the circumstances of the parties. This can occur if one party is contemplating moving for a new job, is remarrying, has been diagnosed with a disease, and/or has been convicted of a crime or proven to have engaged in questionable behavior that could threaten the child’s welfare.
Your Highlands Ranch Child Custody Attorney is Waiting to Assist You in Your Legal Dispute
Rather than risking losing important parental rights by handling your child custody matter yourself, speak with the knowledgeable and talented Highlands Ranch child custody lawyers at Divorce Matters and learn how our services and representation can have a positive impact on the outcome of your case. Call Divorce Matters and schedule your initial consultation by dialing 720-463-1266, or complete our firm’s online contact form.
Divorce Matters® represents clients throughout Metro Denver and the Front Range including: Arapahoe County, Aurora, Boulder, Bow Mar, Castle Pines, Castle Rock, Centennial, Douglas County, Englewood, Cherry Hills Village, Denver, Greenwood Village, Jefferson County, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Lone Tree, Louisville, and Parker.
Call Divorce Matters today at (720) 542-6142 to schedule an appointment with an attorney.
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