Child custody remains one of the most difficult aspects of a divorce to wrestle with, and Liberty Law Center has helped thousands of people navigate these issues surrounding child custody, parental rights, and child support during legal separation and divorce. With over 30 years of experience, we help personalize the legal process so that you aren’t left fending for your children all alone.
Understanding Child Custody in Colorado Springs
It’s important to know that Colorado uses specific terms when handling child custody, and that Colorado has specific ideas around child custody that not every state uses. The term “parental responsibility” is technically used, not child custody. Within the issue of parental responsibility are two components called decision making responsibility (or legal custody), which is about who gets to make life decisions for the child, and residential responsibility (or physical custody), which is about the time each parent will spend raising their child.
When you are going through a divorce, it is crucial to set up clear boundaries for each parent on what his or her responsibilities will be for the child both during a divorce and post-divorce. Colorado courts are always going to put the child first, which means that no matter how contentious you may feel towards your ex-spouse, Colorado will try to ensure that both parents get to maintain a relationship with their children. According to Colorado law, it’s in the best interest of the child to make sure that both parents maintain parental responsibility.
Make Sure You Have the Legal Knowledge for Child Custody
So what does this mean for you? You need to know how best to work within Colorado divorce and child custody laws to ensure that you, your spouse, and your children will get the best possible outcome during the ending of a marriage. While child custody battles can often be contentious, overwhelming, and difficult, it doesn’t have to be when you have legal experts who can help you understand your own rights, your children’s rights, and walk you through the Colorado court system.
Whether you are new to the child custody terrain, or whether you need to modify your current child custody plans, let us help you. Liberty Law Center knows the ends and outs of child support, child custody, and parental responsibility in Colorado. Contact us today!