When it comes to child custody matters, Colorado, like nearly every other state, emphasizes the importance of putting the best interests of the child first. Whether you are a parent preparing to divorce your spouse or you are unmarried and have children, it’s important to consider how the decisions you make when determining custody will affect your children.
What’s A Pro-Family Solution?
When attempting to resolve child custody matters, all too often, parents and their attorneys make the mistake of projecting their personal frustrations into the discussion of what’s best for the child.
Instead of making custody discussions about mom vs. dad, attorneys should help their clients reach a pro-family solution when it’s in the best interests of the children. This approach focuses on the kids, their unique needs and long-term interests.
The courts often look favorably upon custody arrangements that promote the involvement of both parents as opposed to proceedings where parents try to score points against one another by using their children as bargaining chips. By sitting down with the other parent of your child to reach amicable agreements, you can avoid many of the unpleasant disputes that arise from contentious child custody proceedings.
Some custody-related issues your attorney can help you address include:
- Establishing paternity in cases where parents are unmarried
- Constructively allocating parental responsibilities
- Determining child support
- Understanding interstate child custody issues
- Making modifications to existing child custody agreements
- Understanding relocation or parental move-aways
- Claiming children for tax purposes
Whether you’re a mom, dad or grandparent, you don’t have to attempt to solve these issues on your own. With help and guidance from Keane Law, LLC, you can confidently make decisions that protect your parental rights as well as the best interests of your children.