Do Fathers Have an Equal Right to Child Custody in Colorado?


In this video, Denver divorce attorney Doug Thomas explains how men have an equal right to child custody in Colorado. There are two forms of child custody in Colorado: parenting time and decision-making abilities. Particularly for fathers, it is important to have a family law attorney who is experienced in contested child custody and child support issues representing your and your children’s interests as early as possible in your Denver divorce or paternity case.

Video Transcription:

Legally married, common law married, or simply mothers and fathers, Colorado wants to give the same legal rights to both parents. Each situation is unique, and each parents’ capabilities are unique, and often one parent becomes the primary caregiver and primary decision maker for those children. Often, men in divorce proceedings perceive that the legal system is stacked against them.

That’s where the attorneys at Divorce Matters® can really bring value to the situation. It is important that men have an attorney that can present their side of the story, their facts, and their evidence to a judge to establish their rights. In Colorado, men have often been determined to be the primary caregiver, just like women can become the primary caregiver. It may be more difficult, but it is extremely important to find good quality representation in this area to get a fair outcome for the men, as well as the women.

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Divorce Matters® is a Denver Colorado divorce attorney law firm. We provide information and services including the divorce process through the courts, division of marital property, assets as well as debts and parental rights regarding biological and adopted children.

Our highly-accomplished divorce and family law attorneys practice throughout Colorado, including:

Adams County (Arvada, Aurora, Brighton, Thornton, Westminster); Arapahoe County (Aurora, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Littleton); Boulder County; Broomfield County; Denver County; Douglas County (Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker); Elbert County (Elizabeth, Kiowa); and Jefferson County (Arvada, Golden, Lakewood, Morrison, Wheat Ridge).