Denver Family Law Lawyer
Child custody, or as it is now normally called “parental responsibilities,”
in Colorado State defines not only which parents get a legal say in major
life decisions for their child but also where the child will live. If
one parent is granted full physical custody of the child, the other will
need to rely on a child visitation schedule to see their son or daughter.
If you have found yourself in such a situation, you will need to retain
the services of a compassionate and knowledgeable Denver family law attorney
like Ms. Moodie of The Moodie Law Firm to ensure that the agreement is fair.
initial consultation today before more time passes.
Drafting Child Visitation Schedules
divorce uncontested? If so, the process of setting a child visitation schedule might be somewhat
easy. You and your ex-spouse will both need to determine when you should
be allowed to see your child and for what reasons.
Days and/or events the noncustodial parent generally is permitted to visit
their child include:
- National holidays
- Religious holidays
- Birthdays (child or parent)
- Special school or sporting events
If your divorce was
contested, trouble could complicate the child visitation procedure as disagreements
that existed during your
divorce persist into this process as well. At this point, the court’s ultimate
decision will be the sole determining factor in whether or not you get
to see your child regularly. A judge will always try to rule in the child’s
best interests but the child’s best interests might not reflect
what the child wants, nor is there any point in Colorado State law where
must adhere to what the child wants. For every argument your ex-spouse creates
as to why you should not have child visitation rights, you will need to
be prepared to counter it.
Reasons why you might not be permitted to see your child include:
- Criminal record
- Unreasonable travel distance
- Live in squalor or dangerous conditions
Set Up a Happy Future for You and Your Child
The stability and health of your relationship with your child after divorce
will greatly depend on how often you get to see and visit them. Arguably
more important than
property division, child visitation agreements should never be drafted hastily or signed
without the review of a professional divorce attorney. You call
(303) 578-3940 to connect with The Moodie Law Firm and our Denver family law lawyer.
Tell us what is going on and we can tell you what you should do next.