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Changing parental responsibilities in Colorado

In Colorado, the allocation of parental responsibilities in custody and visitation determinations is done based on the best interest of the child. Therefore, it is possible that a judge may change an order in the future as the needs of the child change or the circumstances of a parent change. For instance, if one parent is convicted of a crime or engages in child or spousal abuse, a judge may be inclined to change a custody order.

Visitation rights for grandparents in Colorado

Some Colorado grandparents may have concerns about whether they will be allowed to visit their grandchildren. All states have statutes that enable the court to hear petitions concerning this issue. The court's decision is based on what is best for the child as well as the rights of a parent to make a decision about how their child should be raised.

What is a parenting plan?

Colorado parents who divorce will need to develop a parenting plan to outline how their children will be cared for following the dissolution of the marriage. A parenting plan may also be put in place for individuals who never married but have filed an allocation of parental responsibilities action with the court. If parents are unable to agree on a plan, the court may step in and prepare one.

Indiana Pacers player seeks child custody

Colorado basketball fans may be interested to learn that a huge custody battle appears to be brewing for Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George. According to the latest update on June 30, George intended to determine if the child was his through an additional paternity test. In the event of a positive result, he will reportedly file for sole custody.

Mother with history of mental illness violates custody agreement

When courts rule on a child custody case in Jefferson County, they look to the best interests of the child. Sometimes this does not align with a parent’s expectations, which can lead to emotional stress. However, it is always important for these parents to abide by court decisions, regardless of whether they agree with them, because violations of these orders can lead to serious consequences.

Drunk voicemail cost woman custody of her children

Many Jefferson County divorcees find that from the time a divorce is initiated to the time a settlement is reached, they are exceptionally stressed on a regular basis. While some of this may be unavoidable, it is important for divorcing parties to make focus on staying levelheaded throughout the process, particularly in cases involving a child custody dispute.

International abduction bill will help reunite parents with kids

Some Denver families have found out the hard way that child custody disputes are usually complex and rife with emotions. Most parents want to do what is best for their children, but sometimes they fail to consider the desires of their former partner. In order to skirt the system and prevent the other parent from spending time with their child, some individuals will leave the country and take their kid with them.

Child custody complaints stem from refusal to eat McDonald's

From Colorado to New York, children and their parents butt heads all the time; some would say it’s a natural part of growing. The child wants to assert independence and get their way, while the parent generally strives to teach important life lessons.

Mom may lose custody of son who got outside while being cared for

When determining child custody rights, the court’s main focus is establishing what parental arrangements will be in the best interests of the child. Jefferson County courts take child negligence claims seriously and work toward ensuring that children are not placed in the homes of parents who cannot adequately provide for them. Currently, police are investigating the mother of a three year old boy to determine if she falls under that category or is fit to regain custody.

Adoptive parents and birth father fight for child custody

Denver family law cases, especially those involving children, can be difficult and emotional. All parties are generally interested in providing their children with the best life, though sometimes their own desires can help cloud judgments regarding what steps will most benefit the child’s future.

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