Sometimes, fear of the unknown can keep Boulder County couples who are at the end of a marriage from moving on with the next chapter in their lives apart. Here at the Law Firm of Shea L. Burchill, P.C., we have over a decade of experience helping our clients find the right answers to some of the toughest questions in a divorce.
For partners with children, child custody can be one of the most common issues to produce anxiety and even dread of a divorce. The idea that one’s children could be ripped away by the court, only to be seen a few times a year — certain holidays, or birthdays, for example — is unthinkable to most parents. Fortunately, Shea L. Burchill helps clients negotiate a custody arrangement that they can understand and that will be in the best interests of the children.
For example, parents who have a stable relationship in spite of the divorce may want to pursue a co-parenting arrangement. The schedule will need to take into account how far apart the parents live, the age of the children and similar factors. It may even need to change if one parent changes work schedules, has another child or experiences other changes.
On the other hand, it could be that one is a victim of domestic abuse. Perhaps, one’s partner has a history of substance abuse or imprisonment on criminal charges. They may want to keep their children living with them, and allow visitation in controlled conditions. The court will consider whether it is in the children’s interests to keep them primarily with one parent.
Shea L. Burchill approaches a divorce with particular sensitivity when children are involved, keeping parents informed every step of the way. Contact us to discuss and we will talk honestly about what to get ready for, based on our experience with couples in similar situations.