Child Visitation Rights

Colorado courts must the best interest and well-being of children when parenting time issues are at hand. One of the top priorities of the court is to ensure a child has regular contact with both parents, so long as it is safe, in instances when only one parent has custody. This contact is officially known as visitation. Visitation can create a great deal of turmoil in a divorce proceeding and...
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What is the Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act?

Though it is rare, there are divorce and custody cases so volatile that a parent considers kidnapping his or her own child. Unfortunately, even when that parent believes he or she is acting in the best interest of the child, parental kidnapping is illegal and will result in a scenario far worse than whatever the child might have endured otherwise. If you believe your child is in danger and needs...
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What Happens When a Parent Needs to Relocate?

In an ideal world, even after divorce, families remain geographically close and it is convenient for children to see both parents despite not living in the same home. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and quite often divorced parents live in different towns or even different states. Though technology has made it easier for children to maintain regular contact regardless of a parent’s location, fulfilling actual visitation requirements can...
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What Does Colorado Law Have to Say about Parental Decision Making?

When parents are married they are free to make decisions any way they choose as long as their children are not endangered. It is assumed family decisions will be made together and in the best interests of the children, which is also the goal once parents are divorced and the court becomes involved. Regardless of the parenting time schedule that the parents follow after divorce, whenever possible, Colorado attempts to...
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What Role Does “Best Interest of the Child” Play in Colorado Custody Cases?

In all cases, courts make decisions about parental decision-making and parenting time based on the best interest of the child, but what does that really mean? First and foremost, Colorado courts make every effort to ensure that a child gets time with both parents, provided that this can be done safely for the child. The goal is for parents share the rights and responsibilities associated with the child’s care jointly,...
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