There is a body of family law that governs the allocation of parental responsibilities; that is, who is responsible for what, and how these issues may be peacefully resolved.
How Responsibility Is Determined
The issues I deal with most often as a family law attorney include:
- Custody: The legal arrangements couples agree to, describing where a child will live and how decisions about the child will be made
- Child support: Both parents want to provide for the child's support. The ideal is to allow the child to live as if no divorce had occurred.
- Relocation: When a divorced parent moves away, it can create havoc for the family. It's important for the parent seeking to relocate with children to obey the law.
- Paternity: The legal biological relationship between father and child
- Grandparent and stepparent rights: The law is still evolving, but extended family members have rights that must be honored.
- Termination of parental rights: Before children can be adopted, it is necessary to terminate their birth parents' rights. Birth parents can do this voluntarily or it may be imposed upon them. In Colorado, courts decide about terminating the parental rights of birth parents.
Broomfield Child Custody Lawyer
In my practice, I have been able, as a certified mediator, to get families together to resolve custody and relocation issues.
Divorce is an emotional time when families come apart, but with respect for one another's rights and with the best interests of the child always foremost in mind, people undergoing major changes can structure a future that works for all sides.
Contact An Adams County Attorney For Parental Responsibility Advice
If you require assistance with any of these family issues, call Adams County lawyer for parental responsibility Katie Tolison at 800-331-0745 or send her an email describing your problem.