Allocation of Parental Responsibility Colorado Lawyers
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If you are in the midst of a divorce and share children with your ex-spouse, you may be wondering who will get child custody and how this will be determined. However, child custody is no longer the term used in Colorado statues. It has been renamed as the allocation of parental responsibilities, which is divided into two subcategories: parenting time and decision making. While the allocation of parental responsibilities usually takes place during a divorce or separation, it growing increasingly more common for couples who have children without getting married.
While you and your ex-partner may prefer parenting time be divided equally between the two of you, it likely won't. Your child’s schedule is top priority for the courts, and what’s most important during the allocation of parental responsibilities is the child’s best interests, not the desires of the parents. There is no set formula for determining parenting time, as every child’s needs are different--this means in order to establish fairness, the judge cannot favor either the mother or father while making this decision.
The majority of parental decision making cases require parents to either make major decisions together or instead grant the decision making to just one parent. Quite rarely is the decision making divided between both parents in which one is in charge of education and the other medical, as this would create complicated inconsistencies.
Contact Our Colorado Family Lawyers
If you and your ex-partner are currently in the midst of a divorce and you need a Colorado family lawyer to aide you during the allocation of parental responsibility process, look no further than Hinds & Hinds Family Law, P.C. We are a team of dedicated and determined family lawyers who make it our utmost priority to serve families with unwavering integrity and respect.
To schedule an initial consultation, contact our offices by calling 303.900.4788.