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Topics to address when negotiating a child custody agreement

It's no secret that the end of a marriage can be a stressful and daunting experience. As a parent, you may have additional concerns as to how the process will affect your kids and wonder what steps you can take to ensure that their needs are taken care of in the process.

New year, new (single) you? Preparing for your Colorado divorce

Whether you were the one who brought up the idea or you were blindsided when your spouse broached the subject of a divorce, you're probably feeling at least a bit stressed at the moment. Even when you're certain that ending your marriage is for the best and you know you're working toward a more stable and emotionally healthy future, the most amicable of divorces can still bring anxiety.

Peaceful co-parenting is possible through a joint custody plan

When two Colorado parents choose to move forward with a divorce, it can lead to serious disputes and complications over child custody. However, some parents are able to put their temporary emotions aside and work together for a beneficial and workable child custody order. In many families, this means a joint custody arrangement.

How is equitable distribution handled?

One of your first concerns after filing for divorce may involve your marital property. "Who gets what?" is a common question that is not necessarily easy to answer. Many Colorado couples find that emotions often run too high to take control of splitting up their own property.

Keeping your cool when your co-parent couples up

Perhaps you are one of the lucky ones, the person who naturally can work with your ex to successfully co-parent. Communication is a breeze, everyone sticks to the plan and when your ex finds a new partner, no ugly feelings spring up. However, if you are like many other people, you may run into a few difficulties in co-parenting with the person you aren't married to anymore.

Child's best interests are the focus of parental responsibilities

If you are an active and involved parent, the most difficult part of a divorce might be the prospect of not seeing your children on a daily basis. However, divorce does not necessarily mean that one parent will be awarded sole physical custody while the other is relegated to only minimal visitation. Your parental responsibilities will likely end up being unique to you and your situation.

Divorce and separation basics

When it comes to ending your marriage, you may have questions about the specifics of separation and divorce. For some people, separation is a precursor to the divorce that will eventually end their marriage. Legal separation, since it is less common, can sometimes be an issue that individuals have questions about.

Preparing for a hearing when negotiations don't go as planned

Chances are likely that as a parent, you consider the future of your kids to be of the utmost importance. Should you and the other parent reach an impasse, and decide to take separate paths moving forward, you might have concerns about how this decision will impact the kids.

Change is often inevitable, and adjustments may be required

The end of a marriage is often a stressful and challenging period, especially when kids are involved. If you and your spouse have decided to move in separate directions, chances are, you will probably want to protect the future of your children by reaching a custody agreement that is in their best interests. However, covering every possibility the future may hold can be difficult at best.

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