Advocating For Your Parenting Rights Confidently And Efficiently
Colorado refers to child custody as the allocation of parental responsibilities, or APR. This area of family law is notorious for becoming contentious, but it does not always have to be. Attorney Erin Richards-Wilhelm believes in helping you advocate for your parental rights without resorting to unnecessary conflict.
At Richards Law Office, P.C., she helps clients in the Glenwood Springs metro area with both the initial APR determination and any future modifications to the court order.
The Skill To Keep Things Amicable
Whenever possible, Ms. Richards-Wilhelm works with parents to reach a mutually beneficial APR arrangement outside of court. A trial can often drag on indefinitely, drain resources and result in animosity. Instead, her strategic use of mediation or negotiation can help you and your child’s other parent arrive at a satisfactory conclusion while maintaining a good relationship.
How Does Colorado Make APR Decisions?
Sometimes, a trial is a necessary method for allocating parental responsibility. Family law judges always prioritize the best interests of the child involved. Courts can consider many other factors such as:
- The ability of each parent to care for a child
- One parent’s willingness to foster the child’s relationship with the other parent
- Each parent’s home location
- The child’s involvement in school, religious and community activities
- A history of mental illness, substance abuse or domestic violence
Because there is a great deal of discretion available to judges, you need an attorney on your side with extensive experience handling family legal matters. Ms. Richards-Wilhelm can not only represent you in court but also explain your options, help you understand the legal system and give you a realistic idea of what outcome to expect.
Discuss APR With A Family Law Attorney Today
When your rights as a parent and the best interests of your child are at stake, work with a caring and experienced attorney like Erin Richards-Wilhelm. To schedule an initial consultation, please call 970-456-1898 or send her an email.