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Colorado Child Custody Lawyer in Denver, CO

Denver Child Custody Lawyer

Effectively Fighting for Your Best Interests

The process for determining child custody is often the most stressful and emotional part of a divorce. While it is always possible to regain material items and lost assets, you can never recover lost time with your children. The child custody lawyers at Petrelli Previtera, LLC we have the knowledge, experience, and compassion to proficiently guide you through the child custody process. Our best child custody lawyer in Denver Metro use their extensive experience and success in handling child custody cases to inform and assist you through one of the most difficult processes you will ever face.

Why Choose Us?

  • An Inc. 5000 firm
  • We provide consistent, reliable, and honest communication at every stage of your case.
  • Our track record speaks volumes of our expertise and dedication to seek favorable outcomes for our clients. We’ve won several hundred divorce cases and are looking to add yours to this impressive collection.
  • We don’t over-promise and under-deliver. When we say we’ll get you the compensation that you rightfully deserve, we mean it.
  • Our local experience is unmatched. We know the ins and outs of the Douglas County court system and have a warm relationship with the judges. This gives us a huge advantage in pursuing justice for our Denver divorce clients.
  • Our law office is conveniently located at 1745 Shea Center Drive, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80129.

The Best Interest of the Child

Child custody is complicated, whether related to separation, divorce, child abuse allegations, domestic violence, or relocation. When the Colorado courts determine who gets custody of a child, they typically look at a variety of factors and always prioritize the child’s best interests above all else.

The courts generally take the following factors, and more, into account:

  • The childcare plans and work schedule of both parents
  • Which parent has acted as the primary caretaker of the child
  • The safety and quality of each parent’s environment at home
  • If there has been a history of domestic violence within the family
  • Either parent’s ability to cooperate or co-parent efficiently with the other parent
  • If the child is deemed mature enough, which parent the child would like to live with
  • The child’s relationship with other family members, such as siblings and grandparents
  • The mental and physical health of both parents, including their drug and alcohol consumption
  • The perceived parenting abilities of both parents, including their overall weaknesses and strengths

Colorado Child Custody Law – Sole & Joint Custody

The state of Colorado prefers to use the term “parental responsibilities” rather than “custody”. Parental responsibilities refer to the responsibilities and rights. The allocation of parental responsibilities occurs when the judge decides a parent’s parental responsibilities. This allocation determines which parent will be the decision-maker for the child and how much parenting time each parent will have with the child.

Speak with Your Denver Child Custody Attorney

When facing a child custody determination, you need a skilled and experienced custody attorney on your side to ensure your rights and best interests are fully protected. Backed by more than 30 years of combined legal experience we can help you get the results you need. Timing can often be crucial in a child custody case, so don’t wait!

Get in touch with the best child custody lawyer in Denver County; call (720) 821-6440 for a consultation.

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients have to say about working with us. Please note, results may vary based on individual circumstances.

Melinda Previtera, Esq. came highly recommended to our family. Her knowledge base, professionalism, and compassion paved the way for a successful outcome. Melinda is efficient, detailed, and informative. She helps manage expectations, and postures her client for a fair and equitable result. We are happy to recommend Melinda!

Jennifer A.

My experience was very good. Everyone was professional and attentive to my needs, keeping me updated every step of the way. I couldn’t ask for a better result, highly recommended.

David R.

My marriage life has been a hell for me for the past four years until I decided to put an end to what has to be ended. Choosing a lawyer was another additional stressful part of the long process. I’m so glad that I’ve found the right one for me at Petrelli Previtera. Life isn’t always fair, but at least having her in my corner, felt even better. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough!

Caitlin B.