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Child Custody & Visitation

Legal Guidance Through Child Custody and Visitation Matters in Parker, CO

A Family Law Firm with More Than 100 Years of Combined Experience

At Fuller & Ahern, P.C., our Parker family law firm serves clients throughout the Denver area, including in Arapahoe, Douglas, and Elbert counties. We have the knowledge and experience to provide you with the personalized service you need during a time when you are facing difficult decisions.

What Is Child Custody?

Child custody is one of the most important issues to resolve when a couple is going through a divorce. It can be a difficult and complicated issue that requires the assistance of a family law attorney.

Child custody determines the arrangement in which a child will spend time with either parent. The most common types of child custody are:

  • Sole custody
  • Joint custody
  • Relative/kinship care

Each of these types of custody has its own set of rules and regulations. For example, sole custody generally means that one parent has the child most of the time, while joint custody means that both parents have the child at the same time. Relative/kinship care refers to when a child is placed with a relative or family friend. If you need help understanding the different types of child custody, we can help.

Contact Our Firm for Child Custody Advice

At Fuller & Ahern, P.C., our Parker family law firm can help you gain full and permanent custody of your child. We can also help you obtain visitation rights if you are not the primary parent.

We can help you with the following child custody issues:

  • Shared parenting
  • Relocation
  • Time-sharing plans
  • Guardianship
  • Third-party custody

For more than a century, our family law firm has helped thousands of clients in the Denver area resolve their family law matters. We are committed to providing personalized service, and our attorneys are willing to work with you to find solutions that work for you and your family.

Schedule a consultation to learn how our Parker family law firm can help you. Contact us online or call us at (720) 712-2972 

  • “I knew his actions were in my best interest at all times.”
    I was confused, scared and grieving. I sat down to interview a lawyer named BRIAN CLOSE, at Susan Fuller & Assoc. I instantly felt the professionalism and knowledge this man had in many aspects of law. Divorce, civil, common law and more. I want to say the comfort I felt by placing my case in his hands was an overwhelming relief as I moved through a very challenging divorce and civil suit. I was challenged at every angle. Brian never made me feel intimidated nor insecure in decisions I had to make. Brian Close always took the time to explain my case and covered every angle. At times I just wanted to give up and give in. He took the time to make sure I understood everything that I didn't understand. I knew his actions were in my best interest at all times. With that, I hung in there and the day my cases were settled, I was overwhelmed with relief and success. This was a direct result from working with such a professional. The entire firm welcomed me and I can't say enough about everyone at the firm who conferred on my case. Right down to the paralegals and front office. Thank you for making this chapter of my life safe and secure under your direction.
    - Tami P.
  • “I could write a book waxing on about his expertise, and professional and kind demeanor.”

    Great legal services were provided to my daughter and I during her dissolution of marriage, and a couple of related matters after that. Our Attorney, Brian Close, was fantastic! I could write a book waxing on about his expertise, and professional and kind demeanor. The office's supporting staff were always professional and helpful as well. It feels like the office works together to provide the help and legal support needed during difficult times. I am extremely grateful that we were able to be represented by Brian Close of Fuller & Ahern, P.C.!

    - Carol A.
  • “James is very calm and wants his clients to feel at ease by providing expectations ahead of time.”
    I definitely recommend the Fuller & Ahern law firm. From the beginning, James worked very hard to ensure my side was heard by the district attorney. He worked behind the scenes to help navigate me out of the criminal system. It is evident he has a lot of experience and is very smart. Facing any type of criminal charges is very scary and life-changing. Going to the courtroom can be daunting. James is very calm and wants his clients to feel at ease by providing expectations ahead of time. He assesses the situation and continuously works to ensure his clients get the best deal possible. Clients shouldn't expect a lot of face-to-face time but should be confident he is doing his job. I am so thankful for his help, expertise, and willingness to quickly take on my case.
    - Lauren L.
  • “James was a true professional while keeping a personal touch.”
    I reached out to James Ahern at Fuller & Ahern, P.C. for legal trouble I was involved in. I was inexperienced and needed direction. Once James became involved, he guided me through the legal proceedings and gave me advice and possible outcomes throughout our work together. James was a true professional while keeping a personal touch. I would highly recommend James to anyone going through legal troubles.
    - Mark M.
  • “I am very grateful for his dedication and care with my case.”
    “So thankful I found this amazing law office! Brian Close is off-the-charts intelligent, I would actually say he is a genius at what he does.”
    - Mary A.

We're Here to Help

The highest priority of every parent going through a divorce is to protect his or her children. The attorneys at Fuller & Ahern, P.C. have represented parents involved in child custody disputes for several decades. We understand that child custody issues are often the most emotional aspect of a divorce. We handle these matters with great care and sensitivity to help you meet your highest goal: protecting the best interests of your children.

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We Have the Experience to Provide Informed Guidance and Chart the Best Possible Path Forward

Every case involving children typically involves one or more of the following situations. Contact us to learn more about your rights and obligations in these matters:

  • You have always been the primary caretaker and believe that it is in your child(ren)’s best interest that you remain as such.
  • You are worried that your spouse will ask for an unreasonable amount of child support or, conversely, that he or she will manipulate the numbers to minimize child support obligations.
  • You need to modify your original custody agreement because of a change such as relocation or disputes over the quality of parenting your child is receiving.
  • Your former spouse is not complying with the parenting plan and you need help enforcing it.
  • You have children from a nonmarital relationship and want to know about your rights.
  • You want to file a paternity action to have a man declared the father of a child for the purpose of establishing parenting rights or child support obligations.
  • You want to file a paternity action to be declared the father of your child to establish parenting rights.
  • You wonder how your divorce will affect your relationship with your children.
  • You want to move out of state with your child or your former spouse wants to move out of state with your child and you want to challenge the move. (This is sometimes referred to as a relocation or a move-away.)

Defending Yourself Against An Order Of Protection

You may have been wrongly served with an order of protection or restraining order by a family or household member. In some cases, a spouse or former spouse will request an order of protection in an attempt to seek leverage in a child custody or divorce proceeding.

When used appropriately, an order of protection provides a measure of legal protection to those who need it. When an order of protection is abused, it can be unjust and destructive. Not only does it infringe upon your rights, but it may also appear on your criminal record if you do not take steps to fight it. We have extensive experience obtaining and defending against civil protection orders.

Call Us When You Need Legal Help

We are based in Parker and serve throughout Colorado. We offer free consultations, enabling us to address your situation and inform you of the possible outcomes before you’re obliged to retain us. To learn more, arrange an appointment by calling 720-712-2972. You can also contact us online. We’re always ready to help.

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