Parents will come to us, absolutely terrified and say, "My spouse (or co-parent) is threatening to take my kids." You need to know right now that neither parent is allowed to deny the other access to their children.

The state of Colorado wants both parents to be involved in their children's lives. You may have concerns about custody of your children and how much time you will have with them after a divorce. If you are dealing with a paternity issue, you may be worried about your rights as a father. You need to work with a law firm that knows Colorado family law inside and out.

At McGuane and Hogan, P.C., we wrote the book on Colorado family law. We know exactly what the laws on child custody say and we will help you protect your parental rights. Our lawyers prepare every case for trial, but we are also excellent negotiators. In many cases, we are able to find a reasonable solution that you and your spouse or co-parent can live with.

In The Best Interests Of The Child

All decisions regarding children are made "in the best interests of the child." With the exception of certain extreme circumstances, both parents have the right to time with their children.

Colorado no longer refers to it as child custody and visitation; it is now divided into two sections; parenting time and decision-making. Both parents can participate in decision-making but it can also be assigned to one or the other.

We understand that time with your children is important to you. We will sit down with you to discuss your goals and your situation. Please recognize that there is no cookie-cutter approach to this issue. Every family is unique. What works well for one, may not work well for another. Our attorneys will explain all of your options and help you find a parenting plan that will work best for you. We will approach your spouse or co-parent and his or her lawyer with our plan and open negotiations on your behalf.

We have helped hundreds of parents in Denver and throughout the state find the parenting plan that works best for them. This experience helps us identify what does and does not work well, and apply it to your circumstances. If you and your spouse or co-parent are unable to come to an agreement, we are experienced trial attorneys and will aggressively enforce your parental rights in court.

You Have Rights When It Comes To Your Children

Let us help you uphold them. Call us to schedule a consultation at 303-691-9600 or contact us online. We have offices in Cherry Creek and Aspen and we serve clients all over Colorado.