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All issues that come to family court are fraught with emotion, but none are as distressing to parents as child custody decisions. Colorado courts make all decisions in the best interests of children, but divorcing spouses and unmarried co-parents often have conflicting ideas about what is in their child’s best interests, particularly when they’re in the middle of a contentious divorce process.

The Evans divorce attorneys at The Law Offices of Stephen Vertucci understand the long-term impacts of a child custody case and the effect the decision has on your family’s future. Call our Evans law office today so we can begin prompt action on your case.

Why Choose Us as Your Child Custody Law Firm in Evans?

Stephen Vertucci has been a staunch advocate for his client’s rights since 2001, with a strong history of success and satisfied clients. He has served communities in northern Colorado since beginning The Law Offices of Stephen Vertucci in 2016. Our Evans child custody law firm offers significant advantages to your case including the following:

  • A team of deeply committed legal advocates who understand the overwhelming importance of getting it right when it comes to a client’s children and their family’s future
  • Honest, forthright communication throughout the process so you’re well-prepared and well-informed about every step of the legal process in your case
  • A family-focused legal advocate dedicated to your case and the input of a team of powerful legal minds who are well-versed in Colorado family law

At The Law Offices of Stephen Vertucci, we begin each child custody case with a resolution-based approach with the understanding that a mutually agreeable shared parenting-time schedule is in a child’s best interest in most cases, but we also acknowledge that some child custody cases have unique circumstances.

What Is the Colorado “Best Interests of the Child” Standard?

Colorado family courts uphold the standard of making decisions in the best interests of the child, particularly in Colorado child custody disputes. The court begins each child custody case with the presumption that continued close contact with both parents is what’s in a child’s best interest. Colorado has a variety of shared parenting-time schedules that work well for many families, but divorcing or unmarried parents may also arrange their own custody and visitation schedules by signing a settlement agreement. If parents cannot reach a mutually agreeable child custody schedule, a judge must decide for them.

The court’s presumption that continued close contact with both parents is what is in a child’s best interest is a rebuttable presumption, meaning a parent may “rebut” by presenting arguments through evidence and testimony that equal custody is not in their child’s best interests.

If your Colorado child custody case requires resolving disputes in court, your attorney from The Law Offices of Stephen Vertucci will investigate, document evidence and assertively advocate your position in court to maximize the chances of the most favorable outcome possible in your case.

What Factors Do The Courts Consider in Colorado Child Custody Cases?

Colorado divides child custody into two portions, physical custody, and legal custody. Any child custody decisions in a settlement agreement between parents or through a judge’s decision divide custody into physical custody, or the schedule of where a child resides, and legal custody, or the right to make important decisions for the child, like medical and educational decisions.

When determining child custody, the court considers the following:

  • Each parent’s physical, mental, and emotional health
  • The child’s physical and emotional health
  • Each parent’s accustomed role in their child’s life
  • The location of each parent’s residence and their proximity to each other
  • Each parent’s willingness to facilitate an ongoing relationship between the child and their other parent
  • The child’s preference, if they are old enough enough to express a reasonable preference
  • A child’s adjustment to their home, school, and community 

When facing a divorce as parents, it’s critical to prioritize child custody as a matter of primary importance while not neglecting the other aspects of Colorado divorce, such as the division of marital assets. The Evans child custody lawyers at The Law Offices of Stephen Vertucci are well-versed and highly experienced in navigating all aspects of a divorce in Colorado.

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Call Our Evans Child Custody Attorney at The Law Offices of Stephen Vertucci Today

No one understands how much is at stake when a child custody case comes to court like the family-focused attorneys at The Law Offices of Stephen Vertucci. Whether you are a divorcing parent, an unmarried parent facing a child custody decision with a co-parent, or you’re seeking a modification of existing child support orders, reach out to our Evans child custody lawyers today so we can help.

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