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Are you going through a divorce? Are you having trouble with your current arrangements and considering a child support modification? Our Colorado Springs child custody attorneys help you get through the often difficult legal process of child custody.
Family law matters can certainly get quite emotional. That’s why it’s important to seek legal representation with any child custody case. Our family law attorneys not only guide you every step of the way and represent your best interests, but are also there for emotional support.
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The conflict over child custody is the most common disagreement seen in family court. Child custody is often part of divorce proceedings. It refers to the legal and physical responsibility of a child. To gain custody means a parent is responsible for a minor child. This is the
responsibility to educate, provide for, supervise, and look after the well-being of the child. However, both parents, regardless of being awarded custody, are responsible for helping meet their child’s needs. Custody is simply the legal boundaries that help ensure this happens.
The following are a few situations where child custody might be brought into question:
There are different types of child custody that can be applied to a case. This is a good thing, because not every situation is the same. The following are the primary types of child custody that are awarded:
Even when a couple is amicable at the time of their divorce, child custody disagreements can occur. The Springs Law Group legal team understands how to keep the child’s best interest at heart in any arrangement. Therefore, it is wise to get an attorney when seeking child custody.
No. Although women are often awarded custody of the child, that is not always the case. Generally, custody is awarded to both parents, unless one parent is determined unfit and incapable of taking care of the child. The Court does a good job of being equitable when it comes to custody.
Child custody is often an issue that occurs even when parents were never married. In these cases, once a breakup has taken place, child custody is addressed.
There is no set age when a child can choose their custodial parent in Colorado. However, courts do consider the child’s preferences when the child is mature enough to communicate them. Each case is different, so there is no legal age set. Generally, children are not allowed to testify in court about custody issues.
When life circumstances change, child custody can be readdressed. This can include situations where a parent was seen as unfit, but has since put their life together. It can also be situations where one parent feels the child is now in danger at the other parent’s home.
If you are in need of a compassionate attorney to help with your child custody case please contact us online or call us directly at 719.421.7141.