The first step in determining the proper answer to this question is to assess the purpose of transferring the case. Interstate child custody matters are generally governed by the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. Under Colorado Statute, the U.C.C.J.E.A. is set forth in Title 14, Article 13. Pursuant to the
I Want to Take My Children on Vacation but There is no Provision in our Custody Orders. What can I do?
Generally, most custody and visitation orders, particularly when drafted by an attorney, are going to have significant detail regarding all aspects of raising a child. This will include provisions regarding parental responsibilities related to major decisions, primary residence, parenting time (visitation), and various other subjects which may need regulating between the parents.
Initially, it should be noted that one parent getting a DUI charge, standing alone, may not be a basis for a change in child custody or parenting time, or entry of emergency orders. Though any parent being charged with a DUI may be cause for concern, the key issue is how, if
Pursuant to Colorado Statute, “custody,” or “child custody,” is now called “parental responsibilities.” Prior to the terminology change which went into effect in 1999, the familiar term custody was used. Custody can be divided up into two primary categories, specifically physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody relates to which parent has
People’s lives change over time, and the same is true after a divorce. But what happens when your former spouse wants to move and take your child with them? You may wonder, Can I prevent child relocation after a divorce? Below, the Denver family attorneys at Plog & Stein P.C. provide general
One issue that brings spouses stress during a divorce is money. A divorce can create a substantial financial burden for each of the spouses. You’ve likely heard about alimony or spousal support. However, you might wonder, Is alimony always awarded after a divorce? Whether or not one spouse pays alimony to the
When parents are going through a child custody battle and cannot agree on various issues, whether parenting time (visitation) or parental responsibilities (decision-making), there is the potential for the court to order either the appointment of a Child and Family Investigator pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes, C.R.S. 14-10-116.5 or a Parental Responsibilities
When dealing with the allocation of parenting time, parties going through a child custody or divorce case would be best served by obtaining specific and well written orders. Parenting time orders are generally going to have various aspects to them. Specifically, the parties will need to determine whether one of them has
“PC/DM” stands for Parenting Coordinator/Decision Maker. A parenting coordinator is a third person who can be appointed by the court, whether by force or agreement, to assist parties with implementing a parenting plan or to help them with co-parenting issues and mechanisms. Parenting coordinators must have specific training and are appointed pursuant
In any divorce, child custody, or child support case, one of the first questions that need to be asked is whether and where jurisdiction is proper. Jurisdiction in family law cases ties into not only notions of where a case should be held, but also whether a particular state, county, or court