Your Rights As A Parent Don’t End With Divorce
One of the most contentious aspects of a divorce is “who gets the kids.” Some parents use children as pawns to get back at one another for the pain each is feeling. This is difficult for the children and is rarely productive in terms of settling a divorce.
In Colorado, each parent is entitled to parenting time with his or her child following divorce or the end of a nonmarital relationship unless the court determines there is sufficient reason not to award time with a child to a parent. The state expects each parent to be involved in his or her child’s life. This provides a better environment for the child after the divorce and helps uphold each parent’s responsibility.
Boulder family law attorney Care Enichen has a deep sensitivity to the needs of children as they go through a divorce. She meets with parents to talk about their kids and help them focus on what their children need in order to continue to thrive.
Understanding Parental Responsibility
Colorado courts have replaced the term “custody” with the term “allocation of parental responsibilities (APRs).” Parents must resolve not only whom the children will stay with and when, but also who has decision-making authority regarding issues such as religious training, education, medical care and other important decisions. If they cannot reach an agreement on these matters, the court will rule on them.
Care’s 16 years as a judge have shown her many different situations in and out of court. She will work with you to develop the best solution for you and your family. Care’s skills as a lawyer and compassion for your situation will serve you well.