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Child Custody/ APR

Child Custody Lawyers in Littleton & Parker, Colorado

While your status as a husband or a wife may end in dissolution of your marriage, parents are forever. When facing a child custody issue, it is important to have knowledgeable legal representation to protect the relationship you have with your child. At Prendergast & Associates, P.C., we are equipped to pursue a favorable child custody arrangement for you and your child.  In Colorado, Child Custody is known as Allocation of Parental Rights and Responsibilities.  In Colorado APR, as it has been called, is a somewhat different concept than the outdated concept of "custody". Most people are more familiar with the term "Custody" and we will use it here because of the general concept is conveys.  Call us for a more detailed explanation of how APR will affect your case.

 Contact us today at 303-797-3300 to speak with an experienced family law attorney. We have law offices conveniently located in Littleton and Parker, Colorado.

Fair and Reasonable Child Custody Solutions

When determining child custody and parenting time arrangements, most judges start with the notion that both parents are good people and deserve an equal say in the child's life. From there, judges will consider the evidence concerning each parent's actual relationship with the child and general parenting abilities to determine whether or not there will be an unequal allocation of parental responsibilities.

At Prendergast & Associates, P.C., we believe that child custody issues are much better decided by parents, as opposed to lawyers and judges. We strive to reach solutions through mediation and negotiation that protect the best interests of the child and help to preserve the relationship each parent holds with the child. But when solutions simply cannot be reached at the negotiating table, we are always prepared to fight for a client's interests in court. We stand up for the rights of mothers and fathers throughout Colorado.

Parenting Coordinators

Courts can appoint a parenting coordinator to give parents on-going guidance in resolving child custody issues. This person, if you agree, can have decision making authority and can help parents resolve high-conflict child custody disputes. A parenting coordinator can act as a "private judge" interperting a court order or agreement you have reached.  This private judge function can only happen whe everyone agrees.  Parenting Coordinators  can become a very important figure in the on-going legal affairs of divorcing or separating parents.  The costs of the Parenting Coordinator are almost always lower than the costs of having two attorneys fight it out in court.  Our attorneys can help you with initial child custody proceedings as well as any on-going issues that come up along the way.  We often recomend Parenting Coordinators when ever possible to help you keep costs down and to reach prompt resolution of day to day disputes.

Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation Today

If you are facing a child custody dispute, we can help. Contact us today online or by telephone at 303-797-3300 to speak with an experienced Colorado family law attorney. For your convenience, we offer free initial consultations and accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit cards.