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Wheat Ridge Child Custody Attorney | Co-Parenting Classes: Necessary in Jefferson County Divorce and Child Custody

writing-notes-idea-conference.jpgIf you are filing for divorce and children are involved, or if you are addressing child custody with the Jefferson County Court, often a requirement of the court is to attend a co-parenting class. Whether required or not, it can be a very helpful class to prepare both parents for possible issues and obstacles that may come up while trying to co-parent. For many, co-parenting is a new experience and so you may not know exactly what to expect moving forward. This type of course can prepare you for those situations and give you a better idea of what's to come. You and your co-parent are not required to take this class together, but can attend separate sessions.

Factors in a Wheat Ridge Child Custody Case | What Does the Court Consider When Deciding Parental Responsibilities and Parenting Time?

time-calendar-saturday-weekend-60032 (1).jpegFighting for custody or parenting time of your children is one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through. It's important that you understand the process in order to protect yourself and your children. The family law attorneys from the Pearman Law Firm are experienced in handling child custody cases and know exactly what the Jefferson County Court is looking for when it comes to presenting evidence and making parental responsibility and custody arguments. Let's look at the factors the court considers when determining parenting time and child custody in an Arvada divorce.

Factors in a Wheat Ridge Child Custody Case | What Does the Court Consider When Deciding Parental Responsibilities and Parenting Time?

time-calendar-saturday-weekend-60032 (1).jpegFighting for custody or parenting time of your children is one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through. It's important that you understand the process in order to protect yourself and your children. The family law attorneys from the Pearman Law Firm are experienced in handling child custody cases and know exactly what the Jefferson County Court is looking for when it comes to presenting evidence and making parental responsibility and custody arguments. Let's look at the factors the court considers when determining parenting time and child custody in an Arvada divorce.

Jefferson County Child Custody Attorney | Kids, Vacations, and Parenting Time - Can I Take My Children Out of State for Vacation?

family-1784512_640.jpgA New Year is upon us and usually, that means planning ahead for the rest of the year. Some of those plans may include family vacations. If you are getting divorced or have a current parental responsibilities plan, you may be wondering how vacations work. Generally, there is not an issue if you choose to vacation within the State of Colorado, however, if an out of state vacation is on your radar, that can be a different story.

Wheat Ridge Child Custody Attorney | Following Parenting Plans and Losing Custody in Jefferson County

mother-1245764_640.jpgI recently read an article about a woman who temporarily lost custody of her children for not following the terms of her court ordered parenting plan, as ordered through her divorce agreement. When a person signs a divorce agreement that includes parental responsibilities and different clauses related to child-rearing, those are set in stone. Unless you go back to the Jefferson County Court to have the orders modified, there are serious repercussions for not following the orders. The mother had her children taken from her for not following the religious-upbringing clause of their divorce agreement. She had agreed to raise the children in a strictly Orthodox Jewish home. The mother, however, came out as gay, which the father felt conflicted with the Hasidic Judaism traditions they agreed to raise their children under.

Wheat Ridge Parental Alienation and Divorce Attorney | What is Parental Alienation in Jefferson County?

pexels-photo-286625.jpegAs an experienced divorce and child custody attorney in Wheat Ridge and Jefferson County, I have dealt with all types of divorce cases, ranging from extremely amicable to extremely tumultuous. Sometimes in the more troubling cases, the parties begin to use the children as pawns and one parent will undermine the relationship of the kids with their other parent. This is known as parental alienation and is treated very seriously in the Jefferson County family court. This alienation can range from making statements to weaken the relationship with the other parent, keeping the children from the other parent, or even making false claims of abuse.

Wheat Ridge Child Custody Lawyer | Co-Parenting During the Holiday Season

people-2605822_640.jpgThe holidays are officially upon us and while it is a wonderful time of year, for divorced couples with children, figuring out a parenting schedule can be stressful. It's understandable that both parents would want to have their children with hem to celebrate the season, but when parents live in different houses, then compromises must be made. As experienced divorce and family law attorneys in Wheat Ridge, Golden, and Littleton, we often see this time of year become a time of unhappiness and disdain for both the separated parents and children alike. That's why we suggest discussing the holiday plans well in advance, so arrangements can be made and plans can be changed if necessary.

Wheat Ridge Child Custody Attorney | Child and Family Investigator vs. Parental Responsibility Evaluator: Which is Right for Your Child Custody Case?

pexels-photo-618550.jpegDuring a Wheat Ridge Divorce or Child Custody case, if there are contested issues regarding the children, the Jefferson County Court can appoint a Child and Family Investigator (CFI) or a Parental Responsibility Evaluator (PRE) to investigate the situation and provide an expert opinion. These investigators are tasked with conducting interviews, reviewing documents, and issuing reports, but each have different qualifications and requirements.

Wheat Ridge Child Custody Lawyer | As a Custodial Parent, Can I Move My Children Out of State?

truck-2677373_640.jpgMoving a child out of state, known as child relocation or child custody modifications in Wheat Ridge and Jefferson County can be a complicated matter. As a custodial parent, you may have majority decision making and parenting time, but that does not mean you can just leave the state with your children. You must formally ask the court and give the children's other parent a chance to agree or object. Unless relocating the children out of state was addressed under the initial parenting plan, a modification of the parenting plan would be necessary and must be signed off on by a Jefferson County family law judge.

Wheat Ridge Parenting Plan Modification Attorney | Can I Modify a Parenting Plan without Jefferson County Court Approval?

pexels-photo-357514.jpegIn Wheat Ridge and across Jefferson County a parenting plan can be modified at any time. Colorado law understands that your children change as they grow and their needs change as well. What might have worked when your children were young, may not work so well as they become adolescents and teenagers. You and your co-parent may be able to easily agree to a change, but it will have to be signed off on by the Jefferson County family court judge in order to be official. All decisions made regarding children must be deemed to be in their best interest and a judge wants to verify this before entering any modifications.

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