Parental Responsibilites

Child Custody/Parental Responsibility Cases

Representing Clients in Parental Responsibility Proceedings

Allocation of parental responsibilities — commonly known as child custody and visitation — is one of the most important aspects of divorce. Colorado permits parents to structure flexible arrangements to allocate parental responsibilities. For example, one parent may have physical care of the children, but both parents may share decision-making responsibility. Parenting plans, which outline the terms of the custody arrangement, must be approved by the court.

At Polidori Franklin Monahan & Beattie, L.L.C., a boutique family law firm in Lakewood, we provide sound legal guidance in parental responsibilities matters. Our attorneys have more than 100 years of collective experience in the family law field. Since 1980, our firm has focused on divorce, parental responsibilities and other family law matters.

Paternity (Allocation of Parental Responsibilities for Unmarried Parents)

Our firm also handles paternity proceedings, which establish parental rights, child support obligations and parental responsibilities between unmarried parents. The applicable legal standards remain the same regardless of the marital status of the parents. Two aspects of parental responsibilities — physical care and decision-making — must be allocated in both types of cases.

Likewise, both married and unmarried couples may undergo Parental Responsibility Evaluations (PRE) and/or Child and Family Investigations (CFI). Our Denver-based paternity attorneys assist clients with all aspects of these proceedings. We are skilled negotiators and litigators who understand how to protect clients’ interests in mediation, arbitration and in court.

Modifying Parenting Time and Relocation Cases

Changes in life circumstances may necessitate modifying parenting plans to achieve a better fit for the family. Parental alienation — that is, one parent’s persistent alienation of the children from the other parent — may also warrant a change in the parenting arrangement. Modifications and requests to relocate the children must be approved by the court.

Our attorneys assist clients in obtaining court approval or opposing the proposed modification. We possess in-depth knowledge of the applicable legal standards regarding modifications and relocations.

Contact Our Denver Metro Parental Responsibility Attorneys

Learn more about how our lawyers can assist you in protecting your parental rights and obtaining a workable parenting plan. Call Polidori Franklin Monahan & Beattie L.L.C. at 303 936 3300 or contact us online. Our firm is conveniently located in Belmar, just minutes from downtown Denver. We serve clients throughout the state of Colorado.

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