Five Tips to Ensure you can have a Meaningful Role in Your Child’s Life After the Breakup

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At The Drake Law Firm, P.C., we understand that when children are involved in a breakup tension can begin to run high.  Most parents want to have a meaningful role in the raising of their children, which is why we wrote these tips that will help you preserve your relationship with your child and set you up for a successful outcome.

  1. Take a parenting class. It does not matter which judge will be overseeing your case, if that judge sees that you took a court-approved class early in the case this may give the impression that you are dedicated to developing a positive co-parenting relationship with the other parent.  You may even consider taking an infant care class along with an infant CPR class.  Again, these sorts of actions may put you in a positive light.
  2. Stay involved. Participate in mealtime, bath time, shopping for clothes, school drop off and pick up, and caring for the child when they are sick.  Attend parent/teacher conferences, doctor visits, dentist appointments, and any extracurricular activities.  Make sure any homework is completed.  If there are any events which need planning, be sure to be involved in the planning process.
  3. Do not discuss any disagreements between you and the other parent on social media. Treat everything you put into writing as if it will an exhibit for a Court to read.
  4. Keep your communication with the other parent respectful, brief, friendly, and solution focused. Remember, anything you say, do, or put in writing may end up in front of a Court. If you are receiving hostile or aggressive communications from the other side, you may want to reach out to an experienced family law attorney about what you should do next or how to minimize the conflict.
  5. Finally, do not delay. Consult with an experienced family lawyer right away if you are being denied the access to your child. Delaying action will hurt your chance of success in family court if you procrastinate and haven’t seen your child in months, or if you fail to assist in supporting your child financially.

Contact A Child Custody Lawyer At The Drake Law Firm, PC

To learn more about your rights and find out how we can help you with child custody issues, contact us by calling 303-261-8111 or by filling in our contact form to schedule your initial consultation. From our offices in Golden and , we serve clients throughout Colorado.


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