Complex Custody Cases
For parents and families that are going through a divorce or negotiating child care, child custody arrangements can be challenging and complex. Mike Hulen, Attorneys at Law are experienced in litigating and negotiating complex custody cases in Denver. They understand that custody cases can be difficult and sensitive; they handle each case with personal attention, discretion, and empathy. Each year, they help several families come to an agreement about sole or shared custody arrangements, including definition of responsibilities and visitation rights (referred to as “parenting time” in the Colorado legal system).
Some examples of complex custody cases include:
- Family immigration issues (one parent not a US citizen)
- Cases where a child has special medical or care-related needs
- Non-parental custody or third-party custody
- Custody agreements for unmarried parents
- Other cases which require special attention or assistance to determine custody arrangements
Custody Cases in Colorado
Through mediation or the court system, Mike Hulen can help families negotiate a custody agreement that is in the best interests of the children. When courts decide custody agreements, several factors are taken into account, including:
- parental evaluations
- parents’ work schedules
- children’s preferences
- sibling attachment
In Colorado, as in other states, the court makes its final decision based on what it believes will be best for the child. Colorado prefers to award joint custody, unless there is a clear reason why one or both parents should not have custody. In those rare cases, custody will be passed on to another relative or legal guardian who is deemed able to care for the child. The attorneys at Michael Hulen, PC help their clients present their cases to the court, and ensure that the court has all the information it needs to make a fair and beneficial decision. They also work with families with existing custody agreements to help them make changes or maintain custody arrangements such as scheduling visits and holidays.
They also work with families with existing custody agreements to help them make changes or maintain custody arrangements such as scheduling visits and holidays.
Family Lawyers at Mike Hulen
Both attorneys at Mike Hulen have several years of experience in family law. Micheal Hulen have provided legal services to the benefit of children and families through various avenues, such as:
- Michael Hulen’s work as a certified mediator
- Collaboration on cases with the Special Victims Unit
The Denver family lawyers at Mike Hulen bring this experience and more to every case, whether or not your family and your legal council opt to go through legal processes in court. For those who need assistance coming to an agreement but do not wish to go to court, mediation can be an excellent option. To learn more about your custody case options in court and through mediation, contact us online or at at 303-932-8666 for a free consultation.