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Child Custody Attorney in Denver

Helping You Resolve Custody Issues

Having custody grants a parent the rights and responsibilities of making major decisions for a child. Sole custody can be awarded to one parent or joint custody awarded to both parents. The non-custodial parent will be awarded parenting time or visitation. In some situations, grandparents may also be given visitation time.

Determining custody after a divorce or separation can be emotionally taxing and difficult. At VanLandingham Law, our Denver child custody attorney can help you through the process with compassionate and reliable service.

Please contact us at (720) 513-2299 to learn more about how we can assist you with your child custody dispute.

Protecting the Best Interests of the Child

Family courts in Colorado make custody decisions based on what is in the child’s best interest. Gender alone is not a consideration when awarding custody, so there is no presumption that the mother is automatically the better parent.

When determining custody, a court may consider:

  • The wishes of the parents
  • The child’s wishes
  • Emotional bonds between parent and child
  • The ease with which a child could adjust to a new home or school

When considering the child’s wishes, the court will listen to the child as long as he or she has the ability and maturity to form an independent opinion. There is no set age in Colorado for the judge to consider the wishes of the child.

Joint Custody Arrangements

Increasingly, courts are awarding joint custody to parents. This is also known as joint parental responsibilities, meaning both parents can make major decisions for the child. Joint custody can be either legal or physical. In joint legal custody, the child lives with one parent and both make decisions. In joint physical custody, the child spends 50 percent of the time with each parent. This arrangement can be difficult for many families, due to distance, work schedules, and other factors. At VanLandingham Law, our Denver child custody attorney provides compassionate, family-oriented advocacy to help you come to an arrangement that works for your family.

We offer initial consultations at affordable rates. Please call (720) 513-2299 to get started.

A Message from Joe VanLandingHam From Our Family to Yours

At VanLandingham Law, your family is our family. When you hire us as your attorney, we will take every conceivable step to provide your family with the compassionate representation it needs and the aggressive advocacy it deserves. This begins with listening. The key to providing attentive, personalized legal solutions is understanding the needs of our clients. We work, one-on-one, with our clients to ensure that they understand the legal process and can make informed, prudent decisions on behalf of their families. If you or your family are in need of legal representation, contact us today.

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