Joint Custody

In general, Colorado courts believe it is helpful for a child to have regular contact with both of his or her parents. The guiding principle that drives judges' custody decisions is that the best interest of the child is primary. For this reason, joint custody is awarded in most cases, and sole custody is relatively uncommon.

If you need answers to your custody-related questions, talk to us. We handle child custody cases related to divorce and to parents who were never married.

Developing Arrangements And Schedules That Work For Kids And Parents

At Pearson & Paris, P.C., based in Lakewood, our attorneys help clients resolve important child custody matters. We believe in helping parents craft their own schedules and develop arrangements that benefit kids. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to custody arrangements. Our lawyers can help you answer questions like:

  • What is the difference between decision-making and parenting time?
  • Do I need to go to court to discuss custody arrangements?
  • How will custody affect child support that I receive or pay?
  • My child is older now. How do I get my custody order modified?
  • What if I have concerns about my child's other parent using drugs or abusing alcohol?
  • What if there is a protective order in place?

We believe it is important for parenting plans to be comprehensive and thorough. If you can anticipate changes, it is much easier to make adjustments to the plan as needs and changes arise.

Contact Us Today | Get The Advice You Need

Contact Pearson & Paris, P.C., to talk to a Lakewood lawyer for joint custody and other family law concerns. We serve clients in the Denver area and throughout Colorado.