Child custody issues are perhaps the most heated and sensitive matters of divorce cases even if divorcing couples have been able to agree on nearly every other aspect of their case. From determining primary custody to working out child support obligations, child custody cases can be as complicated as they are contentious, especially when an embittered party may be trying to purposefully drag out these proceedings just to get back at a soon-to-be ex-spouse.
In these cases, working with the Denver child custody lawyers at Goldman Law, LLC will be critical to protecting your rights, as well as the best interests of the child(ren) in your case.
Critical Factors in Child Custody Cases
Although it’s ideal for parents to be able to agree on reasonable child custody agreements, when this is not the case, a family court judge will oversee the matter and make the final determination regarding how custody and custody payments will be awarded.
In general, some of the specific factors that these judges will take into consideration as they are making decisions regarding child custody include (but are not necessarily limited to):
- What the child wants when the child in the case is mature enough to express his wishes
- The relationships between the parents and whether one parent is more likely to promote a healthy relationship with the other parent
- Where the child is already established (in other words, the city or specific area in which the child is already going to school or otherwise involved in the community)
- The distance between the parents’ respective residences
- Any history of mental health issues, criminal activities and/or addiction problems that either parent may have
- Any history of abuse associated with either parent.
It’s important to point out that:
- The rulings in child custody cases can be changed in the future if or when the circumstances of the case change.
- Parents cannot alter or refuse to comply with the court-ordered child custody arrangements without the consent of the court. For instance, a parent cannot decide to violate the custody agreement because the other parent isn’t making child support payments.
- Official changes (or modifications) to child custody agreements have to be handed down by the family court, and parents have to file official petitions with the court to get such changes made.
Denver Child Custody Lawyers at Goldman Law, LLC
If you are going through a divorce that will involve child custody issues or if you need assistance modifying an existing child custody agreement, don’t hesitate to contact the Denver child custody attorneys at Goldman Law, LLC. Skilled and experienced with these cases, our lawyers know how to stand up for our clients’ rights while protecting the best interests of the children involved.
When you trust our Denver child custody lawyers to oversee your case, you can be confident that you will receive:
- Regular updates regarding the status of your case
- Honest answers about your best options
- Superior legal representation at every stage of your case
- The best chances of resolving your case as beneficially and efficiently as possible.
Contact Goldman Law, LLC Today
You can learn more about your rights and receive a professional case evaluation by calling (303) 656-9529 or by emailing us using the contact form on this page. From our offices in Denver, we serve clients throughout Colorado.