Child Custody

You love your child more than anything, but you just can’t be with the child’s other parent any more. That’s okay, it happens in life. Do you want to make sure that you have a parenting plan and child support in place, without running through all your money or destroying your relationship with your ex? Then call us for a free consultation.

Have you have already gone to court for orders either through a divorce or allocation of parental responsibilities, but now things have changed and you need to have different orders? Maybe the parenting plan needs to change, or maybe you got a better job and that will affect child support. This is a very common occurrence, but there are things that you need to know. You have to meet a set of criteria before you can file for a modification. We can help guide you through the process to get the best results for your children.

In Colorado, we have a system called Allocation of Parental Responsibilities for parents who were never married. During that process, we determine what the parenting time will be with the child, and we also determine who will make what decisions. Did you know that both of you have equal rights to the child unless you ask for a parenting plan? That means that your ex can do whatever they want until you have court orders. The other parent also does not owe child support until the Court has put an order in place. Let us help you provide your child with stability both with finances and with his or her schedule.

The best way to figure out parenting time with your child is through mediation. In mediation, the couple can work together, with a trained mediator, and their lawyers, to come to their own agreements. This gives you the power to make decisions for yourself instead of leaving it up to a judge. We are dedicated to helping you identify what are your most important topics and then working with you to create a plan to meet your needs. We answer all your questions to ensure that you fully understand your options. Mediation is far less expensive than trial. Don’t use your money on the attorney, save it for your children. When you hire The Rutherford Law Center, LLC, to help you, you get an attorney who is dedicated to doing what is right for you. That means that we will prepare for mediation and do our best to reach the best settlement for you.

Some cases just aren’t appropriate for mediation. Sometimes our only option is going to court. We do not give up on you and your children’s needs just for the sake of settlement. We I have spent a lot of time in court, and have won awards for my trial advocacy. If you have to go to trial, make sure you do so with a skilled attorney. Did you know that if you try to take a case to trial by yourself you are held to the same standards as an attorney? Don’t get caught in a trap, have an attorney to make sure that you are presented in the best way possible in front of the judge. I will prepare the evidence and witnesses, do the questioning, and make sure that the judge understands you and your case. You can use the extra time you have focusing on your children.

Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss how we can establish or modify your parenting plan.

“Both my son and myself recommend Meggin, for her services especially in men’s support and with child custody matters. She does not waste a person’s time or money when going to courts. She adds always an incentive to being represented when you also help with yourself.”

–Grandmother in Arapahoe County