Child custody is complicated for many parents. At the law offices of Jolein A. Harro, PC, we understand the challenges parents face and what steps to take to help our clients find a resolution.
Located in Littleton, our attorneys represent clients throughout Denver and the surrounding communities in all matters related to child custody and parenting time.
Custody And Visitation Dos And Don'ts
When we consult with our clients, we focus on education. We help our clients understand how the law may affect them and what they can do to make things more smoothly. We often tell our clients about specific do's and don'ts that we suggest for child custody and parenting plans in Colorado. The most common actions parents should take and what to avoid are listed below:
Do embrace change. Change is difficult, but is also inevitable. Teaching your children how to navigate change by approaching your divorce with dignity is one of the greatest lessons you can convey to them. We believe divorce should not be synonymous with distress.
Do maintain open and respectful communication. Ongoing and open communication is the cornerstone of successful co-parenting. Co-parents must take affirmative steps to insure that the lines of communication concerning their children remain open, respectful, truthful and child-focused.
Do establish a schedule and stick to it. Review your parenting plan and stick to the agreed-upon schedule. If your plan or court order does not include specific, necessary details or if the plan is no longer workable, consider a modification.
Don't turn it into a competition. Many parents become distracted by competition for their children's affection after a divorce. They focus on the types of gifts being given and worry that the other parent has become the "favorite" parent. Resist the temptation to compete with the co-parent. Instead, encourage your children to enjoy themselves with their co-parent. In the long run, material things are never as important as the positive, quality time that happy parents spend with their kids.
Don't communicate in anger. No matter what forms of communication you choose, remaining respectful is critical. Never say anything over voicemail, email or text that you wouldn't want to share with a judge. Assume that your children can hear these exchanges. If you lose your temper, take a break from the exchange and come back later.
Our lawyers have more than 30 years of experience navigating the complex nature of child custody disputes and related issues. We will walk you through your situation, explain your different options and how each choice will affect your future. Our goal is to help you find a positive outcome and resolution that protects your relationship with your child while being respectful to all parties involved.
Discuss Your Custody Options With Us
Our law firm is changing the face of divorce and child custody in many ways. Our goal is to keep your case out of the courtroom to protect you from costly and time-consuming battles. Let us help you explore your options so you can focus on what matters: your children. Call 303-463-6302 or send us an email to arrange a consultation.