Child custody is ALWAYS about what is in the best interest of the children. You may not agree with what your children's other parent or even the judge feels is in their best interest, but a judge will make any determinations based on what is in the best interest of the child. Actress Angelina Jolie is currently at risk for losing custody of her children after a judge ruled that she is keeping them from their father, Brad Pitt. The judge put provisions in place to make sure at least 4 of the kids have time and access to their dad. The judge ordered the Angelina to give each of the kids a cell phone, that is not to be monitored, to which Brad can call or text anytime. A new schedule was also put in place, where Pitt gets more parenting time - and Jolie is not allowed to interfere or be present during this time. As is sometimes the case, when one parent feels that the children should not spend time with the other, they will keep them apart.
Often when discussing child custody and visitation, we focus on the rights of the parents. But, what about grandparents? It's obviously important for children to have relationships with their extended family. So, do grandparents have legal rights to see their grandchildren in Wheat Ridge and Jefferson County?
When a Wheat Ridge, Arvada, or Mountain View couple with children decides to get a divorce, child custody can be a major concern. But, it's not just the parents who have rights to see the kids; grandparents also have visitation and custody rights. If you are a grandmother or grandfather worried about getting to spend time with your grandchildren, call us today. We will fight vigorously to make sure you grandchild can still be in your life.