Child Custody Law Firm in Colorado
Compassionate attorney protecting your rights to raise your child
Child custody is an archaic term and is no longer used in Colorado law. In Colorado, parents and the courts deal with the allocation of parental responsibilities, which includes both the determination as to who makes the decisions in major areas of importance in your child’s life and the parenting time (formerly called “visitation”) schedule by which the children spend time with each parent. The allocation of parental responsibilities is the most important issue a parent faces, whether as part of a divorce or as a separate action between two unmarried parents. No parent should have to endure the devastation of losing precious time with a child or forfeiting essential parental rights because of an unjust parental responsibilities decision. You need an attorney committed to protecting your rights to raise your child in a healthy, thriving environment.
Parental Responsibilities attorney Karl J. Geil has over 38 years of experience in child custody matters. I stand by your side on all issues of parental responsibilities, including:
- Joint parental decision-making arrangements
- Parenting time rights
- Grandparent visitation
- Modification of parental decision-making and parenting time orders
- Enforcement of orders
- Dependency and neglect proceedings
- Decisions related to religion, education and upbringing of the child
Mediation: a tool for cooperation
Children are best served when parents maintain a cordial relationship. Through the structured process of mediation, parents can set aside enmity and agree on key points concerning their children. Mediation can be a highly effective tool, helping you preserve your children’s well-being and the stability of their lives during the turbulent process of divorce. The predictability of mediation reduces the stress of child custody conflicts and puts important child-rearing decisions in your hands, rather than in the hands of the court. I expertly guide negotiations towards a settlement that protects your child’s best interests and your parental rights.
By your side in litigation
Litigation may be necessary to protect your children’s best interests. If negotiations fail or the other parent is a danger to your child’s well-being, the courtroom provides an essential forum for establishing your parental rights. The uncertainty of litigation can add to the stress and upheaval of this time. But with me by your side, you can feel confident that your children will be protected and your parental rights remain secure.
Contact Denver family law attorneys you can trust
Call Karl J. Geil, P.C. at 303-295-6261 or contact me online to schedule your free initial consultation.