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Facebook to be allowed in child custody case

A recent ruling concerning the use of social media within a custody dispute has set legal precedent in one state. Parents in Colorado and elsewhere are aware that social media can come into play within a divorce or child custody case, but states vary on whether information gleaned from those accounts can be used as evidence in court. In this case, one parent is asking the court to review the other's Facebook profile in order to determine how much time was spent away from the shared child.

Win for family facing child custody battle with state

For parents in Colorado or elsewhere, few things are more stressful than interaction with the state's child protective services department. While social workers do a great deal of good work for communities and families across the nation, there are instances in which they simply fail to get it right. That appears to be the case for one family where accusations of child abuse have led to a child custody case in which a father's parental rights were challenged.

A few reminders co-parents can benefit from

Co-parenting can be a crazy adventure. It can be a frustrating experience or an enriching one on any given day. Because any co-parenting relationship can produce a rollercoaster of emotions and experiences, it is generally helpful for co-parents to frequently remind themselves of what their values and priorities are. It can become much easier to focus on the task of advancing a child’s best interests if such reminders are frequent and easy to digest.

Benefits of befriending your co-parent's spouse

We have previously written about how important it is for co-parents to have a positive, healthy relationship with one another. When co-parents fail to “get along” the tension in their relationship can negatively impact everyone affected by it. Similarly, it is important to have a positive and healthy relationship with your co-parent’s spouse whenever possible. Just as a negative relationship with your co-parent can negatively affect you and your children, a negative relationship with your children’s step-parent can also result in negative impacts.

Parents: Be cautious while dating before your divorce is final

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your divorce, you may be eager to begin dating or you may have little interest in dating at this time. If you do have interest in dating and your divorce has yet to be legally finalized, it is important that you exercise caution in regards to certain dating behaviors.

Starting single parenthood off on the right foot

If you and your child's other parent are no longer planning to raise your child together, it is generally important to speak with an attorney so that you can begin your life as a single parent on firm ground. If you and your child's other parent are married and are currently divorcing, you likely already have retained the services of an attorney or plan to do so soon. But even if you and your child's other parent are not married, it is generally important to speak with an attorney as the legal rights and responsibilities afforded to single parents can be complex and confusing. In order to better protect your own interests and your child's interests, it is important to seek legal guidance.

Kudos from the Court regarding Child Custody

The Law Center P.C. recently received the following compliment from the Court following a heavily disputed parental responsibilities case.  The Court wrote, "The Court is highly impressed by the successful cooperation between parties and counsel in minimizing the parties' attorney's fees and costs and solving problems with professionalism and a thoughtful child-centered compromise.  CONGRATULATIONS." Family Law

How parents can keep holidays cheery while they are divorcing

If you are currently working your way through the divorce process or have recently finalized it, you may not be in the mood for a “Holly Jolly Christmas.” However, if you have children, it is probably important to you that they have a happy holiday season. Unfortunately, the holidays can be challenging in the wake of a divorce, partially because many of your former traditions may not be able to play out in the same ways that they used to.

How co-parenting relationships can benefit from shared meaning

It is very easy to get wrapped up in one’s everyday activities and obligations without stopping to pause and ask “Why?” Why are you engaging in these activities? Why are you obligated to do some things and why do you feel obligated to do others? The meaning behind the everyday actions of our lives should ground us. Meaning should arguably drive not only our intentions but also how we execute the actions paired with those intentions.

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