Child Visitations

Child Visitations

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.


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Drafting Child Visitation Schedules

Was your 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 the judge 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
  • History of domestic violence
  • 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.

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