Mothers' Rights in Colorado
Protecting Your Rights & Your Family Throughout Your Case
Mothers' rights during divorce, and other family law cases, face the
competing interests of the needs of the children and involvement of the
father. The court must evaluate the needs of children involved and what may be in
their best interests. Knowing that a judge will be weighing this can help mothers successfully
focus their cases and obtain positive results for themselves and their families.
With the goal of helping mothers stay educated, the Denver family law attorneys
at our firm offer the following information for your benefit:
- Mothers' rights are used to protect your right to child custody, support,
and protection from domestic violence.
- Mothers' rights are determined in the same manner as most decisions
regarding family law issues: in the best interests of the child.
- Mothers can receive child support for the child based on needs such as
food, clothing, shelter, activities, education, and more.
- Mothers have the same rights as fathers in terms of parenting time. This
means the mother - if she is fit to care for the child - should have ample
time to take care of her child, provide advice, help with school work,
and of course, have fun.
Understanding a Mother's Rights During Divorce
The time a mom gets to spend with her kids is precious. During a divorce,
it can feel as if that precious time is being threatened. Throwing terms
around like "sole custody" and "visitation" often
serve to make a mom's fear feel even more real.
In the vast majority of divorce cases, a mother's fears are overstated.
Divorce courts try hard to impact and change the lives of the children
as little as possible. Judges structure their orders to provide consistency
for the family whenever possible.
free consultation today.
We would be happy to explain your rights as a mother in full.
How can I protect my rights as a mother and the safety of my children?
Parents all too often try to use the threat of "taking the kids away"
as a means of getting what they want from the other spouse. Motives may
include more child support or a greater distribution of the marital estate,
among other things. While in the vast majority of divorce cases, threats
to "take the kids away" are hollow, they can still stir up fear
The trick is for the mom to know the difference between the hollow and
empty threats and a courtroom reality. You can only do this by being well
Colorado Springs divorce attorney from our team at Johnson Márquez Legal Group can help protect you
and provide you with the peace of mind you need and deserve.
Learn How a Denver Mothers' Rights Lawyer Could Help You
Lawyers can help by explaining to moms how a court reaches a
parenting time decision, what factors it will look at, and what the real risks are. The
phrase "parenting time" means the time allotment for each parent.
A parenting time order consists of dates, times, locations, and sometimes
directions as to parental conduct. Courts customize these schedules so
as to fit the best interests of the children.
Decision-making responsibility for children is also allocated between the parents in Colorado
divorce cases. The phrase "decision-making" in family law refers
to the parent responsible for making major life decisions for children,
such as education, religion, and health care. Decision-making may be awarded
to the parents jointly, solely to one parent, or it can be allocated out
based on the subject matter.
Child support obligations are common in Colorado divorce cases involving children. Vary
rarely is there a family law case where there is no support order. In
Colorado family law cases, child support is calculated based on a strict
formula that accounts for several factors including incomes of the parties,
the number of nights each parent has custody of the children, and any
work-related childcare expenses.
Cases Involving Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is a serious matter. In divorce cases, violence between
spouses is all too common. This violence can impact everyone involved
and result in tragic consequences. Protection orders can help victims
gain some independence and space from the abuser. Please get in touch
with our Denver & Colorado Springs family law firm to learn more about
domestic abuse and how our team can protect you.
For a free case evaluation and to learn more about your rights as a mother,
call Johnson Márquez Legal Group today at (800) 360-5608.