Putting Kids First

The determination of child custody (allocation of parental responsibilities) is the most emotionally charged topic in any family law case involving children. Generally, it’s in the children’s best interests for both parents to be actively involved in their care. Parents are encouraged to work cooperatively to minimize children’s involvement in their conflict and to maintain a cooperative co-parenting arrangement with their spouse/former partner during and after the divorce.

In most cases Colorado courts will order a shared parenting arrangement that works out pretty close to 50/50, unless there are compelling reasons to do otherwise. Some of those reasons might include abandonment, incarceration, or a danger to the child posed by a parent’s untreated mental illness, pattern of violence/abuse or addiction.

If you need assistance with a child custody (allocation of parental responsibilities) case, call or text FairPoint Mediation & Law LLC at 719-232-8163. We will help you work out a parenting plan that is fair & flexible.