Skip to Content
Celebrating 30 Years of Service to Families Across Colorado

Modifying Your Custody Agreement

Our Family Law Attorneys Serve on Behalf of Children

How Do Child Custody Modifications Work?

Child custody modifications are a category of post-decree modifications. Motions to modify custody must be intended to benefit the child primarily, but they need to be justified by demonstrating circumstances changing. Motions to modify custody can include a plea to establish, widen, refute, or limit parental custody. The Harris Law Firm, as one of Colorado’s largest family law firms, we have 250 years of combined experience handling all matters pertaining to child custody, including modifications after an initial agreement is signed.

In a motion to modify child custody, the court’s chief and primary concern is the child’s welfare. To that end, they may assign a Guardian Ad Litem to the child to act as their legal voice. The Guardian Ad Litem may interview the child (or children), as well as the parents and any other relevant parties.

The court will rule in favor based on criteria pertaining to the child’s interests, including:

  • Nutritional needs
  • Physical/educational needs, including shelter
  • Emotional well-being, including the local community

The Firm that Protects Your Kids

The Harris Law Firm can help craft child custody agreements that are wholly devoted to the well-being of the child and the family unit. Our legal team includes award-winning Guardian Ad Litems, who are experienced at understanding the needs of children and the requirements of Colorado courts.

Because our focus is on the welfare of children in a modification hearing, our goals often align with the courts, allowing us to provide effective, powerful solutions for families. We ask the right questions in order to ensure children are the prime focus of any child custody agreement. If you have any questions about child custody modification, contact our firm so we can answer your questions at no cost to you.

If you need to protect your children by changing your custody agreement, our attorneys can aggressively defend their rights. Call The Harris Law Firm at (303) 622-5502 today.

Recommended Reading

The Harris Law Firm Difference


Since 1993, our commitment has been to provide the best possible client outcomes through compassionate and effective representation. If you are facing a divorce or related family law matter, estate planning or tax issue, please contact our helpful, compassionate, and understanding attorneys to request a legal evaluation or you can submit your information to ask a legal question. We look forward to helping you!

  • Our Community

    The Harris Law Firm supports the legal, local and international community. Through deliberate strategic giving efforts, we work together to bring strength, happiness and empowerment to Colorado and beyond. WE CARE about our role in the world around us.

  • Our Team

    We celebrate the many individual strengths that make up The Harris Law Firm team. We encourage growth while also promoting a collaborative working environment. WE CARE about our team and strive to ensure an environment of collegiality, appreciation and consistent professional development.

  • Our Clients

    You come to us for guidance, support and assistance at a trying time. We take this responsibility very seriously. You deserve a high level of service and excellent legal representation. WE CARE about your challenges, solutions and process for resolution.

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
  • Best Lawyers
  • 10 Best Law Firm
  • 10 Best Avvo
  • Best Law Firms
  • Best for Colorado
  • Super Lawyers
  • Peer Rated

Our Testimonials

Hear it from Our clients
    "I finally feel like someone is advocating for me."
    The best thing I have done during my contentious, high conflict divorce was to kindly say goodbye to my former attorney and to move forward with The Harris Law Firm. I finally feel like someone is advocating for me.
    - David
    "I AM THRILLED and relieved and so ready to move forward."
    I AM THRILLED and relieved and so ready to move forward. Thank you, everyone, for your hard work on behalf of my sweet daughter. God bless you!!
    - Jeni
    "I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart."
    Sangeetha, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you did to help me get this settlement. Thank you for trying to keep the hours down on this case. You are truly more than an attorney. In this case somewhat of a super hero. Thanks again.
    - Mark
    "My family and I deeply appreciate it."
    Thank you both for everything you have done to help me have my daughter in my life. My family and I deeply appreciate it.
    - Paul
    "I would like to thank the team for your patience with us through what has been a very difficult process for us both."
    We had a successful conclusion to all of our work this morning. The court commented on the fine work that had been done using a combination of the collaborative process and our independent efforts. I would like to thank the team for your patience with us through what has been a very difficult process for us both.
    - Mark
    "I am grateful that you represented me because you are smart, talented, generous and kind, and I want to thank you for being you!"
    I am grateful that you represented me because you are smart, talented, generous and kind, and I want to thank you for being you!
    - Rachel
    "I am so grateful for your professionalism"
    I am so grateful for your professionalism
    - Linda
    "I can not ever thank you enough."
    You have helped my family so much....there are no words.
    - M.P.