Unfortunately, divorce is often a hotbed of contentious issues. Spouses frequently have strong feelings on issues such as alimony, child support and property division. Few issues are more hotly disputed than child custody, however, for divorcing couples and separating unmarried couples alike. Add foreign governments and international travel to the mix, and things can really get heated.
A few months ago we told you about the case of a father from Colorado and a mother from South America. After the mother was granted limited parenting time, she allegedly fled with the couple's children to her home country. She was eventually ordered to return the children to this country, but four years elapsed between the children's departure and their return.
Regardless of whether a family is international or all from Longmont, child custody issues are sensitive. Parents are advised to seek experienced representation if child custody is an issue in their separation. Boulder County family law attorney Shea L. Burchill has over a decade's worth of experience in the areas of divorce and child custody. She has a thorough understanding of the law of child custody, and she can look at any custody situation from a number of different angles in order to advise parents of their options.
In their quest to safeguard the best interests of the child, courts look at a number of factors when making a decision in the realm of child custody. Ms. Burchill knows these factors well and has experience arguing on behalf of clients in court. For more information on the services we provide, please see the child custody page on our website.