A Mom’s Journey to 50/50 Custody

Andrew Hug
By: Andrew Hug
PublishedMar 20, 2024
3 minute read

Robinson & Henry client Cynthia shares her journey to achieving a 50/50 custody arrangement. In family law, navigating complex custody cases requires legal expertise and a deep understanding of each client’s unique circumstances. 

With the support and guidance of Family Law Partner Andrew Hug, Cynthia’s story is one of resilience, transformation, and success. Cynthia sat down with R&H Marketing to discuss her experience working with Andrew.

Past results afford no guarantee of future results; each matter is different and must be judged on its own merits. Facts are those of an actual Robinson & Henry case. We used only our client’s first name to protect her privacy.

Mom at a Young Age

Cynthia was just 19 years old when she had her daughter. She faced all the challenges that come with being a first-time parent while navigating the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Life was complicated for Cynthia to say the least.

“I was young and dumb and didn’t know how to be a mom early on,” she reflects candidly. 

At the same time, court battles with her daughter’s father ensued, making it difficult to justify her position as the primary caregiver. 

Despite these hurdles, Cynthia embarked on a journey of self-improvement, striving for a better future for herself and her daughter. After years of personal growth and perseverance, Cynthia found herself in a stable position. She wanted more parenting time with her daughter.

Finding R&H

Having gone through the custody process before without the assistance of legal counsel, Cynthia knew she needed an attorney this time.

“I needed help from someone who really could handle the legal side of it,” she recalls. 

With many options available, the decision to choose the right legal representation was critical. The glowing reviews and personal recommendations led her to Robinson & Henry. 

Cynthia’s initial interactions were reassuring. It was her conversations with Family Law Partner Andrew Hug that set the wheels in motion towards her desired goal of increased parenting time. Andrew’s approach was pragmatic yet empathetic. 

“He created a plan that was very realistic,” she explains. 

Seeking 50/50 Custody

Andrew was a measured advocate for Cynthia’s rights and interests. His guidance provided the much-needed assurance she needed during moments of doubt. 

“He would reassure me that what we were doing was the right idea to get where I wanted to be,” she said.

Co-parenting can be difficult under the best circumstances. The task is often compounded in blended families that have step-parents. Andrew’s expertise helped draw clear boundaries and separate legal matters from personal preferences. 

“He was able to draw a hard line between what’s really happening and what I was feeling,” she acknowledges.

Throughout the process, communication remained a priority. Andrew ensured Cynthia understood the importance of documentation and clarity in conveying her concerns. 

Andrew recognized Cynthia’s case presented some tough challenges. 

“In Colorado, once you have the status quo of one party being the primary parent, for both parenting time and decision making, that’s a huge hurdle to overcome,” he explains. 

With a thorough understanding of Cynthia’s case and a strategic approach, Andrew was determined to advocate for her rights and interests. Their strategy involved showcasing Cynthia’s remarkable transformation. 

Through diligent preparation and compelling arguments, Andrew presented a compelling case to the judge, highlighting Cynthia’s efforts towards a stable family life and her commitment to her daughter’s well-being. 

“We spent a lot of time focused on presenting to the judge all the changed circumstances,” Andrew explains.

A Grateful Mother

Cynthia’s life has undergone a remarkable transformation. Achieving a 50/50 custody arrangement brought stability and happiness not only to her but also to her daughter. 

“My daughter seems way happier. Her anxiety is down; her mental health seems a lot better,” she said. 

This new harmony extends beyond the immediate family. Sibling relationships have grown and communication between parents has improved. 

Overall, the new arrangement has created a safer and healthier environment for her daughter’s well-being. Reflecting on her experience, Cynthia acknowledges the invaluable role Robinson & Henry played. 

“Honestly, I don’t think that I could have done it alone,” she admits. “I’ve actually already recommended Robinson & Henry to a couple of people.”

Andrew’s understanding of her budget constraints, coupled with his support, made the journey less daunting and more manageable. 

Robinson & Henry is empowering families, like Cynthia’s, to overcome legal challenges and emerge stronger together. 

If you have questions about allocation of parental responsibilities, parenting time, mediation, or any family law matter, give us a call. Our family law attorneys can discuss your case, rights, and options. Call 303-688-0944 to begin your case assessment.

Past results afford no guarantee of future results. Each matter is different and must be judged on its own merits. Facts are those of an actual Robinson & Henry case.  


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