Making satisfactory arrangements for visitation rights of divorced parents (or grandparents) can be a potentially contentious challenge, depending on the circumstances under which a marriage or relationship dissolved. Ultimately, the goal is to reach an agreement that both parties find manageable and that provides the greatest benefit to the child or children involved. When primary custody has been awarded to one parent, the term visitation has been used to describe the time granted to the other parent to spend with the child or children. However, Colorado courts now use the phrase “parenting time” to describe how divorced parents will share time with their children.
Denver child custody attorneys at Ellmann & Ellmann understand that the time parents spend with their children can provide crucial building blocks for the child’s future success. We also know that it isn’t always easy to reach workable agreements that meet everyone’s needs. Whether your children reside with you most of the time or you’re a non-custodial parent seeking the right to visit your children, Ellmann & Ellmann can offer you experienced and able representation. We’ll work to see that your rights are respected when it comes to custody and parenting time.
If you are not the parent with whom your children reside most of the time, establishing appropriate parenting time will be an important consideration for you. In some cases, too, grandparents will want to pursue the establishment of visitation rights in order to remain a vital force in the lives of their grandchildren.
On the other hand, if you are the parent with whom your children reside most or all of the time, you want to be vigilant about placing your children in situations where they could be endangered. Unfortunately, parents can and do place their children in harm’s way physically, emotionally or otherwise. If you feel that your child might be at risk in the company of a non-custodial parent, it may be necessary to act swiftly to ensure that your child is protected. Colorado laws provide for such circumstances, and a qualified child custody attorney can help you intervene quickly and effectively to keep your child safe.
Ellmann & Ellmann are skilled Colorado child visitation attorneys who are able to deliver the kind of confident and decisive legal representation you need when child custody issues are in question. We understand that your child’s well-being is your top priority, and we are committed to providing you with comprehensive legal services to satisfactorily resolve custody and visitation matters so that your child’s best interests are served. Call the child custody and visitation lawyers at Ellmann & Ellmann when you need a strong advocate. Phone our offices at (303) 814-2600 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.
In Your Child’s Best Interests
“The general assembly finds and declares that it is in the best interest of all parties to encourage frequent and continuing contact between each parent and the minor children of the marriage
after the parents have separated or dissolved their marriage.
In order to effectuate this goal,
the general assembly urges parents to share the rights and responsibilities of child-rearing
and to encourage the love, affection, and contact between the children and the parents.”
…Colorado Statutes 14-10-124