Child Custody

Our Denver Family Lawyers will fight to protect your rights as a parent

When it comes to family law and divorce, child custody tends to be the most contested facet the divorce proceeding.

During a divorce, lawyers, parents, and judges craft a child custody agreement to determine a plan for a child’s emotional wellbeing, physical health, and social growth that will support the child until adulthood.

Despite the situation at hand and the long road ahead, our clients find comfort in the fact that our lawyers always put the needs of the child ahead of everything else. Our goal is to create a child custody agreement that pleases all parties involved, while keeping the child’s wellbeing and best interest in mind.

Our compassionate Denver child custody lawyers will walk you through the process and details of chid custody agreements.

Child custody is divided into two areas that affect a custody agreement, the child, and how the child will spend time with each parent: legal custody and physical custody.

Physical Custody

Physical custody simply refers to with whom the child lives. Of course, physical custody isn’t a simple matter, as a parent with physical custody is obligated to care for the child’s physical, emotional, and social needs.

These needs include:

  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Education
  • Transportation
  • Social development
  • Community involvement

Legal Custody

Legal custody refers to the right to make decisions regarding a child’s upbringing. Legal custody involves:

  • How a child is educated
  • What religion the child will be raised
  • What decisions will be taken when it comes to non-emergency healthcare

TYPES OF CHILD CUSTODY AGREEMENTS

There are various types of custody arrangements that you could find yourself in. A judge will decide what the best balance of sole custody and legal custody is for your situation.

Joint
Joint Custody

In the case of joint custody, both parents have simultaneous physical and legal custody.

Alternating
Alternating Custody

In an alternating child custody arrangement, parents alternate having sole physical and legal custody.

Shared
Shared Custody

In this custody arrangement, parents share legal custody but alternate physical custody of the child.

Sole
Sole Custody

In an instance of sole custody, one parent has physical and legal custody of the child.

Split
Split Custody

In a split custody arrangement, both parents each have full, sole custody over certain children in the marriage.

More Custody Topics

Our Denver family law attorneys are equipped to handle a huge variety of custody cases. We deal with cases involving all sorts of liturgical nuances including:

Family Law FAQ

Learn more about how child custody will affect you and your child in our family law FAQ.

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Contact us today for a free consultation with our family law lawyers to start strategizing on the best child custody arrangement for your child.

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