Child Custody Modifications

Denver Child Custody Modification Attorneys

Sometimes, issues related to child custody arise after the divorce is finalized. For example, one of the parties is being denied visitation rights granted to them by the divorce decree, or a parent with primary custody wishes to relocate with a child to another state.

At the Law Offices of W. Robert Montgomery in Denver, Colorado, our lawyers handle these post-divorce decree issues. We also represent clients in appeals, reviews and reconsiderations of permanent child custody and visitation orders.

Can Child Custody Be Changed After Divorce?

Child custody and visitation can be modified if there is a substantial change in circumstances since your divorce. However, in weighing any child custody change, the family court is not concerned about what the parents want. It is only concerned about the best interests of the child.

Here are some examples of times when child custody and visitation may be modified:

  • If a child is not doing well in school
  • If a child is not doing well at home
  • If a parent is unfit and his or her behavior puts the child at risk

Our lawyers will review your situation and let you know if the change in circumstances is substantial enough for the court to consider a modification.

Relocation of a Child by a Custodial Parent

In Colorado, a custodial parent cannot relocate out of state without permission of the family court. The court will consider the reasons for the move, the effect of the move on the child's best interests and the effect of the move on the other parent's visitation rights. Our lawyers represent parents who want to move as well as parents opposed to the relocation of the custodial parent.

Free Attorney Consultation

To discuss your case with one or our lawyers, call 720-496-1338 or toll free at 888-559-9805, or fill out the contact form on this site. Our law office is conveniently located in Lakewood in the western Denver, Colorado metro area.