Co-parenting when there is a child custody order can be challenging. In addition to handling your day-to-day obligations, you and your child’s other parent must keep in contact with each other and share parenting responsibilities based on a contract, i.e., the child custody agreement (or court orders). While this is far from
How to File for Emergency Custody in Colorado
By: Stephen J. Plog Are you worried about your child’s safety when they spend time with their other parent? If there is a genuine danger present, you should consider filing an emergency custody motion. An emergency custody petition causes the court to take quick action—usually within 48 hours—to review the facts and
What Does Full Custody of a Child Mean in Colorado?
By: Stephen J. Plog Many divorcing couples who have children struggle with the contentious issue of dividing parental responsibilities after their separation. Contacting an experienced family law attorney, such as the attorneys of Plog & Stein P.C. can be very beneficial. Trying to cooperate with your soon-to-be ex-spouse can sometimes be difficult.
Criminal Histories & Child Custody – Can Child Custody Be Impacted From Prior Convictions in Colorado?
By: Sarah T. McCain Child custody is a complicated matter in Colorado. A judge should always grant child custody orders according to what is in the child’s best interest. Making this decision takes an in-depth look at both parents and their ability to care for the child. Most criminal convictions will not
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
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
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
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
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
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