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For every parent going through a custody evaluation, such as a Child and Family Investigation (CFI) or Parental Responsibilities Evaluation (PRE) in Colorado, your decisions, actions and behaviors as a parent are placed under extreme scrutiny while the investigation proceeds. A favorable recommendation from the evaluator could help settle your child custody evaluation case, while an unfavorable report could result in far lasting consequences for your relationship with your children.
Child Custody evaluations can cause anxiety and may feel uncomfortable and intrusive as most parents do not know what to expect nor the standard by which the child custody evaluator will base their recommendation on.
We assist parents through Colorado CFI and PRE custody evaluations by:
All evaluations conclude with a written report containing the recommendations of the evaluator with respect to parenting time, decision making, or whatever matter the evaluator was tasked with making recommendations on. We can review the report and provide our feedback addressing the strengths and weaknesses of the report, as well as assess the chances of obtaining a different recommendation should you seek a second opinion.
Colorado offers a method for immediate relief when a child is at imminent risk of physical or emotional harm by a parent. The court can act immediately to suspend all unsupervised with the parent allegedly putting the child at risk and place them under emergency child custody with a legal guardian.
As life changes, child custody orders may no longer fit your needs or circumstances. When this occurs, seeking a child custody modification can be necessary to officially change court orders related to parenting time and/or decision-making responsibilities.
Formerly known as child visitation, Parenting Time outlines the schedule and conditions under which each parent may see their children
"I am very appreciative of Toms services. English is a second language to me, and this process seemed difficult because of that barrier. He was very patient and thorough making sure I understood everything before he proceeded. I will recommend him to everyone! He truly cares about you, as does his wonderful, helpful team"
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"I had a very challenging case, one that could have had indefinite financial consequences. Tom Cossitt evaluated my case and identified several strategies for moving forward. I chose one and Tom developed and implemented that strategy with speed and with the utmost in professionalism. The documents he drafted on my behalf, based on extensive research and case law / precedent were thorough and comprehensive. When the Court ruled, it used the arguments as developed by Tom Cossitt verbatim in its decision, and the case was decided in my favor. Needless to say, I was pleased beyond words. Based on my experience and the outcome of my case, I would highly recommend Tom Cossitt to anyone requiring the services of a family law attorney."
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"I met with as many as 10 different attorneys before coming across Thomas. After our initial consultation, I was very pleased with his knowledge and realistic expectations. During the really tough time, Thomas kept me calm and helped tremendously to get custody of my daughter. He kept me informed on what was going on and would ask for my input; if it was something that was unrealistic or could be done a different way, Thomas would tell me right away. During the hearings, he was amazing. He kept a professional attitude and was great at cross examinations. He took in all of the facts and evidence, and was able to present them efficiently and effectively. Ultimately helping me gain custody of my child."
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