Child Custody Modification in Colorado Springs, CO
There may come a time when child custody agreements need to be reassessed or modified to accommodate changes in life circumstances. Gordon N. Shayne is a proficient family law attorney that can help you determine if a post-decree modification of child custody can be made in your case to reflect a variety of changes, including:
- Relocation of a parent
- Illness or disability
- Domestic violence, abuse or neglect
- If a parent is impairing the child’s emotional development
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Drastic change in income
- Preference of the child
- Consistent violation of the original orders by either parent, thus requiring modification
Gordon N. Shayne has over 34 years of legal experience and provides the effective advocacy necessary to resolve post decree custody disputes in Colorado. Whether you want to settle your case in mediation or go to court, he is your tireless advocate.
Why You Need an Attorney for Child Custody Modification
In order to protect your parental rights, post-decree modification of child custody should be handled by a skillful attorney. Gordon N. Shayne is a highly qualified family law attorney who can provide legal guidance and support for any type of custody modification, including:
- Joint Legal Custody Modification: Colorado family law courts dictate that it is in the child’s best interest to maintain a relationship with both parents. However, the complexities of the law and what constitutes a joint custody modification can affect how often you are able to visit your child and child support payments.
- Sole Custody Modification: There are some instances in which joint custody may not be in the child’s best interests. Sole custody modification may be necessary in situations where the child may be neglected or placed in harm’s way–i.e. in the care of a parent with a history of domestic abuse or alcohol/drug dependence. Endangerment of a child by a parent is the primary manner in which Colorado courts severely limit parenting contact and parenting time and may be deemed an ‘emergency’ by the courts. A highly qualified attorney will know what kind of evidence will be needed in order to achieve a successful sole custody modification or whether an ‘emergency’ change of custody motion is warranted.
Since the nature of your relationship with your child for the foreseeable future could significantly depend on the case you present in court, it is imperative to have proficient legal counsel working on your behalf. Gordon N. Shayne has extensive experience helping Colorado families with all types of child custody disputes and can help you navigate the legal process to help you reach your child custody goals.
Child Custody Modifications for Military Families
Service members and spouses of service members have the right to file for custodial responsibility, caretaking, and decision-making authority of their children. Pursuant to changes to child custody laws in 2014, there are specific procedures for child custody that must be followed during and after returning from deployment. Since Colorado Springs is home to a number of military bases, Gordon N. Shayne has dealt with hundreds of child custody case modifications that pertain to military families. Since only civilian laws deal with divorce or child custody cases, it is critical to understand the complexity of the Colorado laws that interact with military services members and their dependents or children. Whether you are being deployed or transferred, it is important to protect your parental rights. Gordon N. Shayne has the up-to-date knowledge of child custody law as it pertains to military families and can help you make the necessary modifications in mediation or in court.
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If you are seeking a modification of child custody, trust Gordon N. Shayne with your parental rights. Mr. Shayne personally works on each case individually to ensure that you have the experienced guidance and tools you need to reach your legal goals. Contact us today to schedule a free* consultation with Gordon N. Shayne.
*for those individuals interested in retaining legal counsel and who have the financial means to hire an attorney