Going through a divorce is a very trying time.
There’s simply no sugar coating it — divorce is one of the hardest challenges you will go through in life. Yet, sometimes it is simply unavoidable. As an experienced Denver child custody and divorce attorney, as well as someone who has been through a divorce, I know the emotions that you are going through right now.
When children are involved, emotions can be are exponentially higher. I understand the conflicting emotions you feel with separating from your partner or spouse while your young ones face a dissolving family unit. My job is to help you not only develop an understanding of the laws surrounding parental rights in Colorado but also to help you facilitate a smooth transition so that you can make sure your child’s interests remain above everything else throughout the divorce proceedings.
What should you expect from your divorce?
Divorce is complicated. It is not uncommon, and in fact natural, for both parties to want to retain custody of the children. But when you are getting a divorce or separating from your partner, you must work out a parenting plan that designates when each parent will have parenting time with the children. Unless you and your spouse come to a mutual agreement, the court will determine a parenting plan that is in the best interests of the children. This is why getting a great family law, and child custody lawyer is critical.
Contact me, Jennifer Lewis, to learn more about Mother’s Rights during Child Custody proceedings.
What happens if you lose custody?
If your ex-partner is awarded more parenting time with the children it does not mean you have lost your parental rights, nor are you free from your parental obligations. When you get a divorce, you are divorcing your spouse, not your children. I will continue to advocate for you every step of the way.
If you are the non-custodial parent, we will work to create a favorable parenting plan. It is in the best interest of your children that they continue to see both parents on a consistent basis. Developing a successful parenting plan is one of the most important parts of a child custody case.
As the non-custodial parent, you may also be ordered to pay child support. The family court will determine your monthly obligation based on several factors, including your income and the amount of time that you have with your children.
What if you have a non-traditional divorce?
There are some scenarios that make a child custody case a little more complicated. For example, if you helped raise a child who is not legally or biologically yours, you may want to arrange regular visits with the child. The fact that you are divorcing their parent does not eliminate the bond that you have built with their children.
Though these cases are a little trickier, I will fight for your rights with just a much passion as I would if they were your biological children. Being a parent is about the love you share with a child, not DNA. The courts have recognized this, but it is imperative that you are represented by someone who can make sure you know your rights.
If you have children, you know that it is important that you remain strong, not only for yourself but your children as well. Divorce can be emotionally draining, but as a compassionate Denver child custody lawyer, I’m here to help you get through it. I will guide you through the process and make sure that you and your children’s lives remain as normal as possible.