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Littleton Child Custody Lawyer

Protecting the Best Interests of Children in Divorce Cases

When a married couple with children goes through a divorce, one of the most important issues that needs to be resolved is the division of parental responsibilities (child custody), which include both parental decision-making and parenting time. Under Colorado law, child custody decisions must be made with a focus on the best interests of the children.

At the law firm of Martin D. Brown, PLLC, we help Colorado parents protect their rights and their children's interests in child custody determinations. Every case our firm accepts is personally handled by Martin Brown, an experienced Littleton child custody attorney.

Understanding How Custody Is Divided in Colorado

In most, but not all, divorce cases in Colorado, parents of minor children are awarded joint legal custody of their children. This includes the right to participate equally in decisions about important matters such as religion, education, medical treatment and extracurricular activities.

However, joint legal custody does not necessarily mean that parenting time — the amount of time the children spend with each parent — will be equally split between the parents.

If you and your spouse cannot work out an agreed parenting schedule, it will be up to a judge who does not know you or your children to make this very personal decision about the future of your family. In most cases, we find that negotiation yields better outcomes for our clients.

After your divorce case is completed, it may also be possible to revisit child custody issues if circumstances have changed in the meantime. For instance, if one parent wants to relocate out of state or one parent starts working longer hours, a modification may be appropriate.

Highlands Ranch Attorney · Divorce and Child Custody Modification

Whether you need help resolving child custody issues in your divorce case or pursuing a modification of existing child custody arrangements, experienced divorce lawyer Martin Brown can help. To schedule a meeting, please contact us at 720-316-0394 or by e-mail.