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Child Custody

What Are the Differences Between Custody & Legal Guardianship?

The laws pertaining to childcare in Colorado involve the concepts of custody, legal guardianship, adoption, foster care and more. Custody and legal guardianship are similar in that they both grant someone rights in relation to the care of a child. However, they are fundamentally different on a legal level. Understanding Colorado’s complicated
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Tips on Negotiating a Holiday Visitation Schedule

By: Sarah T. McCain Sharing child custody after a divorce can be especially difficult around the holidays. Both parents want to ensure the protection of their custodial rights. If you and your partner are getting a divorce, plan for how you will divide or share custody and visitation around the holidays. If
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Dealing With Custody and Visitation Orders During the Pandemic

One of the many things the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic has affected is child custody. Divorced parents have struggled with sticking to their custody agreements amid child safety concerns and stay-at-home orders. Despite the challenges parents are facing, they must lawfully continue to obey custody and visitation orders. Parents who are having trouble with
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Failure to Exercise Court Ordered Parenting Time (Part 1)

By: Stephen J. Plog Over decades of practicing family law in Colorado, I have seen most imaginable case scenarios and have been asked more questions that I can remember.  Every once in a while I am presented with something that does not come along every day.  One such question is, “what can
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Defending Against a Motion to Restrict Parenting Time

By: Sarah T. McCain It can sometimes come as a surprise when you are served with a Motion to Restrict Parenting Time by your child’s other parent.  However, if they are represented by an attorney, it shouldn’t.  Pursuant to the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure, attorneys are under a duty to confer
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Regaining Custody From an Unfit Parent in Colorado

An unfit parent is incapable of reasonably and prudently caring for a child in his or her ward. The parent may be mentally unstable, abusive, neglectful or otherwise unable to provide proper care to the child. Keeping a child in the custody of an unfit parent can lead to tragedies. If you
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