Child Custody and Support

Child Custody & Child support Representation
Serving Grand Junction, Colorado, Mesa County and throughout western colorado

I have over 36 years experience in the practice areas of Family Law, Divorce Law, Alimony, Parental Rights, Property Distribution, Family Law Appeals, Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Parental Alienation and more. 

Grand Junction Child Custody and Support Lawyers

I understand that one of the most difficult and emotionally taxing aspects of any separation involves child custody and child support proceedings. With years of experience handling all types of custody and support matters, I stress the importance of putting the best interests of children at the forefront of our methods.

Your Children Are Your Most Valuable Asset

Whether you and the parent of your child plan to reach a mutual agreement or take a custody dispute before the court, we will help you understand your options. Below are criteria that the courts consider when making a custody ruling:
  • The stability and safety of the living environment will be considered.
  • Proximity to family, schools, friends and a familiar community will play a role in a judge’s decision.
  • The child’s age and maturity may factor into a ruling.
  • The mental and physical health of both parents can have a significant impact on the decision.
  • Religious preferences and cultural considerations may be addressed.
  • If there is any history of drug, alcohol, sexual or other physical abuse on the part of either parent, the courts will consider those factors before making a decision.
By providing the courts with a clear plan of how you plan to provide for your children, you stand a better chance of securing a favorable custody arrangement.

Child Support Lawyers Assisting Colorado Families

Whether you are required to pay or will receive support payments on your child’s behalf, it is important to ensure that you and your child are being treated fairly. Like in most other states, child support in Colorado is based on statutory requirements. Although it may seem relatively straightforward, numerous factors play into the formula. As your attorneys, we will help you understand these criteria while making sure your child receives the proper financial support. I will help you consider and understand the following as it applies to your situation:
  • Employment status — your income, whether you are employed, unemployed or under-employed
  • Medical expenses
  • Education expenses
  • Extracurricular activities expenses
  • Numerous other factors our attorneys can explain as they apply to you
In most cases, child support is an ongoing and ever-changing aspect of divorce. As children age, their needs change. Furthermore, if either parents’ income changes drastically, you may be required to pay more or less depending on the change. I will work with you to implement modifications and stand by you as your needs continue to evolve.

Contact Our Office for Child Custody and Support Negotiations

Schedule a consultation with our staff of professionals by calling (970) 245-9227. For a prompt response, you can send an email via our online contact form.

Handling All of Your Family Law Matters

  • Marital property valuation and division

  • Paternity law, termination of parental rights

  • Prenuptial agreements, enforcement litigation

  • Domestic violence issues, restraining order petitions, TRO violations defense

  • Stepparent adoption, guardianship petitions

  • Contempt actions and citations

  • Grandparents rights

36+ Years Providing Child Custody and Support Legal Services
in Grand Junction, Colorado and Surrounding Areas

Jim Giese Divorce Attorney Grand Junction CO

James W. Giese, P.C.
Attorney at Law
Grand Junction, CO

The Attorney Who Gets Things Done

I am a trial lawyer who has practiced law in Grand Junction and Western Colorado for more than 36 years. I graduated from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College in 1987, and began practicing in Grand Junction in 1988.

I have been practicing continuously since then and have substantial experience in the courtroom. I have earned a reputation of quality and effective legal work. I take pride in providing personal attention to each of my cases, protecting the rights of my clients, and successfully navigating my cases to a proper resolution. 

As a long time resident of the Grand Valley, I am an active participant in the community. I am a past President of the Grand Junction Downtown Lion’s Club. I have also served as President of the Mesa County Pro Bono Project, and have assisted in area youth sports.

When I’m not practicing law, I enjoys spending time in the outdoors of Western Colorado. I’m handy with a fly rod, enjoy hunting and love to ski. 

James W. Giese, P.C.
Attorney at Law

Service Locations

Headquartered in Grand Junction, Colorado, I serve valued clients throughout Western Colorado. I specialize in litigation matters ranging from family law to estate planning and business law.

Grand Junction
Fruita
Palisade
Loma
Fruitvale

Appleton
Redlands
Clifton
Whitewater
Orchard Mesa

Glade Park
Mesa
De Beque
Collbran

 

Mesa County
Garfield County

Delta County
Montrose County

Rio Blanco County
Pitkin County

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