In matters of child custody and parenting time, it is critical to 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 due to changes in your life, contact an attorney at Jolein A. Harro, P.C., to discuss modification.
There are many situations that warrant modification of existing child custody orders and parenting plans, including parental relocation, the remarriage of a parent or the changing needs of children.
How Colorado Law Applies In Custody Matters
Colorado courts must consider the best interests of the child when making custody decisions, including modification of child custody. To do so, they weigh 10 factors, including the wishes of the parent, the wishes of the child, which parent has historically been the caretaker, and other important matters. The decision is specific to each case, which is why it is critical to have a strong advocate on your side - someone who can help the court see your point of view. At our law firm, we will strongly advocate for you and work diligently to protect your interests.
Modification Of Child Support And Alimony
In matters related to the modification of child support, you should know a key legal term - there must be a "substantial and continuing change" with respect to modification of spousal support or alimony. Legally, this means that the change of circumstances is so significant that it makes the original order unfair. Examples of this type of change include a promotion or the loss of a job, an inheritance, remarriage, or imprisonment, among other things.
If you are affected by such a change, it is critical that you act quickly. Modifications are retroactive only to the date that the motion was filed, so waiting to file may cost you thousands of dollars. You may lose out if you fail to act.
At Jolein A. Harro, P.C., we are changing the face of divorce. For a consultation with one of our lawyers, please contact us. Call the firm at 303-463-6302 or simply complete our online contact form. We have an office in Littleton, serving the Denver metro area and Jefferson County, as well as a satellite office in Steamboat Springs.