Your children are your first concern in a divorce or custody dispute.  Child related issues may involve parenting time, decision-making, or child support matters.  The thought of letting a judge, who does not know you or your ex, find what is in your child’s best interest should be terrifying.   Arm yourself with knowledge and a team devoted to ensuring your parental rights are protected.

You Have A Fundamental Liberty Interest To Parent Your Child

In Colorado, biological parents are deemed to have a fundamental liberty interest in the care and custody of their own children.  Meaning that you have a right to parent your child, absent a founded concern regarding the health and safety of the child.

When parents breakup, there are decisions that must be made for the children of the relationship.  These decisions are referred to as “parental responsibilities”.  The legal term “parental responsibility” incudes deciding a child’s primary residence, allotment of parenting time, decision-making authority, and child support.


Committed To Protecting Your Rights And Your Children

There is an immense amount of pressure that you face in a legal dispute, both financially and emotionally.  These same issues are even more stressful when your children are involved.

The pressure you face as a parent to ensure your child’s well-being is protected is immense in family law disputes. Sometimes, it may be necessary or helpful to have a court appointed Child and Family Investigator (CFI) or a Parental Responsibility Evaluator (PRE).   A CFI or PRE work as an investigative arm of the court and provide a written summary of the result of the investigation.  This may include a recommendation on parenting time and decision-making for your children.


Does Schmidt Law Group Have Experience In My Child Related Issue?

Some of the specific issues and types of divorce cases we are experienced in representing include (but are not limited to) those involving:

  • Establish and obtain an award of child support
  • Determine or modify decision-making rights for parents
  • Crafting a workable parenting time schedule for parents
  • Obtaining restraining orders if you or your children are in danger of harm
  • Issues  involving relocating with your children
  • Preventing a parent from removing a child from Colorado



Our Denver based attorney approach to child related issues with a child-centered approach that ensures your rights as a parent and your child’s best interest are protected.  We strive to ensure our clients receive:

  • Straightforward answers to the options available to you as a parent
  • Assertive and exceptional representation in and out of court.
  • Status updates as the case progress
  • Responses from the attorney regarding concerns and questions


We are committed to do everything in our power to protect you and your children’s interest.  Should your path to resolution be through mediation or if litigation has become necessary, we are here for you.

If you would like to discuss information regarding your concerns in a divorce, parenting dispute, or child custody dispute, contact us directly at (303) 747-4686 or email

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