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Denver Child Custody Mediation Lawyer

The team at Divorce Resolutions, LLC are here to help you and your spouse or co-parent make important decisions about your children’s physical and legal custody. With our Denver child custody mediation attorneys, you can create amicable custody agreements without leaving the decision up to the courts.

Child custody is a sensitive topic during divorce litigation. If you and your spouse have young children, you will need to determine how much time they will spend with each parent, the support that each parent will provide, and time-sharing schedules.

Why Choose Divorce Resolutions, LLC for Child Custody Mediation

We have helped families resolve conflicts through Denver divorce mediation for over 25 years. Child custody decisions can be very complex and sensitive. Our team will guide you and your spouse or co-parent to make the best decision for your children’s interests. Our team is highly experienced in Colorado divorce and family law. Our licensed mediators are attorneys and retired judges.

Colorado Child Custody Laws

Child custody refers to the guardianship of children by a parent or guardian. During a divorce or the separation of two parents, child custody agreements outline important decisions, such as where the child will live and when the child will visit the other parent.

In Colorado, child custody is called parental responsibility. State laws split parental responsibilities into two categories: parenting time and decision-making.

  • Parenting time refers to physical custody over the child, such as where he or she lives primarily or spends holidays and special occasions
  • Decision-making refers to the parent’s right to make critical choices on behalf of the child, such as medical care and educational decisions

When determining parental responsibilities, the court will make decisions that are in the best interests of the children. This is the goal of mediation as well; at Divorce Resolutions, LLC, we will work with you to ensure that your custody arrangements meet the needs of the whole family.

Joint versus Primary Parental Responsibility in Colorado

It is very common for parents to share parenting time and legal decision-making responsibilities following divorce. This is known as joint parental responsibility. If one parent has less than 90 overnight visits with a child, however, the state will consider the other parent to have primary parental responsibility.

It is also common for some parents to share equal parenting time, but only one parent has decision-making or legal custody. The court may assign joint legal custody if:

  • The parents can cooperate and communicate with each other.
  • The parents have a history of maintaining a positive, supportive environment for the child.
  • The parents are able to make decisions jointly.

Resolving Child Custody Issues Through Mediation

When it comes to the care of your children, you and your spouse know best. Leaving these decisions up to the court can be very risky. While some couples may benefit from litigation, others are able to resolve these conflicts and draft an amicable agreement through mediation.

During mediation, a trained Denver child custody mediator will walk you through important topics. At the conclusion of your sessions, we will create a Memorandum of Understanding that you can refer to when making decisions regarding your children.

Contact a Denver Child Support Mediation Attorney Today

Child custody can be complicated, but a mutual agreement may be possible through mediation. In these situations, trust the licensed Denver child custody mediators at Divorce Resolutions, LLC to guide you toward a mutually beneficial arrangement.

Contact us today to learn more about resolving parental responsibilities through mediation. You can email us, fill out our online form, or call us at (303) 650-1750.

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