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Experienced Aspen and Denver Divorce Attorney

In Colorado, parental responsibilities include decision-making rights and parenting time (formerly known as custody). Both can be shared equally between parents who are able to communicate effectively and work together cooperatively. Although most people focus on parenting time arrangements, decision-making is an important area that should have equal attention. Decision-making rights include the following:

  • Health (medical, mental health, vision and dental)
  • Education (day, preschool and elementary school through high school)
  • Activities (what to pursue, how to pay, what happens when an activity occurs on the other parent's time, transportation of the children to and from activities)
  • Religion

Parents can share decision-making in all areas, or separate each individual area.

Parenting time can range from a shared schedule to one parent having the majority of physical custody of the children. If parents can agree to a schedule, the process can go much more smoothly. However, if there is a dispute, the court may appoint a Child and Family Investigator or a Parental Responsibilities Evaluator to assess the situation and generate a report detailing his or her recommendations. This typically occurs at a considerable financial cost to your family, and adds time to the court process. However, in some situations, it is necessary to involve these neutral professionals.

I am committed to helping you resolve your matter as amicably as possible. However, if I am unable to resolve your case out of court, we also are strong litigators who will advocate for you and your children's best interests in court.

At Nedlin Law, I am dedicated to helping families resolve a wide range of legal issues, including those related to decision-making and parenting time. I pay particular attention to children, working to ensure that their best interests are met and that they are protected throughout the legal proceedings. My goal is to help you obtain the best possible solutions that fit your family's individual needs.

If you have a parental responsibility and parenting time concern that needs resolution, call me at 970-429-4910 or via email at Richard@nedlinlaw.com to schedule an initial appointment. I promptly reply to all messages.

Experienced Aspen and Denver Parenting Time Attorney

Parenting time can range from a shared schedule to one parent having the majority of physical custody of the children. If parents can agree to a schedule, the process can go much more smoothly. However, if there is a dispute, the state appoints a Child and Family Investigator or a parental responsibility evaluator to assess the situation and generate a report detailing his or her recommendations. This typically occurs at a considerable financial cost to your family, and adds time to the court process.

I, as a child custody lawyer, am committed to helping you resolve your matter as amicably as possible. However, if I am unable to resolve your case out of court, I am a strong litigator who will advocate for you and your children's best interests in court.

If you have a parental responsibility and parenting time concern that needs resolution, contact us today at 970-429-4909 or ar at Richard@nedlinlaw.com to schedule an initial appointment.

Aspen and Denver Child Support Attorney

Conflicts over child support in a divorce case frequently occur and can be very stressful. Whether you are a parent receiving or paying child support, we will guide you to assure that the child support amount is fair and accurate. At Nedlin Law, we will help you to:

  • Establish child support
  • Collect child support
  • Modify child support
  • Enforce child support orders

Child support payments are based upon a formula established by Colorado statute. The amount of support is typically calculated using the income of both parents, but other considerations can be factored in such as special needs of a child, health insurance expenses, work-related child care expenses or expenses beyond what is typical. I can provide you with the detailed attention you deserve. I, as a Denver child support lawyer will meet with you to fully understand your situation, and work diligently to obtain the best possible solution for you and your family.

Aspen and Denver Protection Order Attorney

When you or your children need protection from domestic violence, threats, harassment or possible parental kidnapping, we can help. When threats or violence occur in a domestic matter, we will assist you in obtaining a civil protection order (commonly referred to as a restraining order) against the other party.

Here at Nedlin Law, I will carefully discuss with you the level of danger and help you determine whether a protection order is appropriate. I am also prepared to help you obtain a violence assessment to protect you and keep your children safe.

When issuing a protection order, the Colorado courts look at the following:

  • Is there "imminent danger" if contact between the parties continues? In other words, is serious harm about to occur if one party is not legally restrained?
  • Is the danger likely to continue?

Obtaining a protection order is not easy and the advice I can provide at Nedlin Law will guide you through the process to make sure that the safety and best interests of your family are protected.

If a protection order has been wrongfully obtained, we will fight aggressively to limit the damage caused by such and action and help you resume your role as a parent for your children. I have worked with families on restraining and protection orders in the Metro area counties of Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson, and throughout the rural and mountain counties in Colorado including Aspen, Vail, Snowmass, Rifle and Eagle.

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111 Aspen Airport Business Center, Suite R
Aspen, CO 81611
Phone: 970-236-6875
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