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Colorado Child Custody & The Allocation of Parental Responsibility

The Harris Law Firm focuses exclusively on domestic matters, and Colorado family law is our only practice area. When you consult with one of our attorneys about  a Colorado divorce, the allocation of parental rights (APR) and/or child support issues, the expert legal advice that you receive will help you understand your rights and options according to Colorado law. When you retain The Harris Law Firm, the many years of combined experience provided by our team of 20 family law attorneys will ensure that the resolution of your case is handled in the most organized, timely, cost efficient and effective manner possible.

  • When we schedule a consultation for you, we choose the family law attorney at The Harris Law Firm who is best suited to represent you and handle your case.
  • Your children are a priority and your legal team at The Harris Law Firm will work with you to limit conflict and protect your children.

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APR

As a preliminary matter, in Colorado the commonly used term "custody" has been statutorily replaced with the legally mandated term "allocation of parental responsibility." The legal term “parental responsibility” encompasses both parenting time and decision-making responsibilities. Colorado law favors meaningful and continuing contact between both parents and the child following a divorce. Couples that go through a divorce usually arrive at a parenting plan in one of two ways:

  • Either the parties come to an agreement as to how the responsibilities are to be divided and the agreement is subsequently accepted by the Court, or
  • The Court hears evidence and, based upon the evidence, the Court crafts a parenting plan as part of permanent orders.

 The most important factor for a Court deciding parenting time issues will be the best interests of the child.

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Located in Denver (303) 515-5000 and Fort Collins (970) 472-1838, The Harris Law Firm is Colorado's largest family law firm.  Focusing exclusively on Colorado Divorce and Colorado Child Custody and Support, the firm's philosophy is to work with you to resolve your legal matter in the best way possible. When you consult with one of our attorneys, the expert legal advice you receive will help you understand your rights and options according to Colorado law. And when you retain this AV rated firm, the many years of combined experience provided by your legal team will ensure that the resolution of your case is handled in the most organized, timely, cost efficient and effective manner possible. If you want to limit conflict and protect your rights, call us today to schedule a private consultation in our Denver or Fort Collins offices. Call us at 303-515-5000 or send us an email at info@harrisfamilylaw.com.

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