When you split from a spouse or partner who is the other parent of your child, your initial parenting time order from the family court will likely not be your last. A lot can change regarding your child’s needs from year to year (or even more frequently), and you may need to
Over recent decades, family courts throughout the country have trended away from awarding custody based on traditional notions of the family structure. Instead, courts look to various factors that all revolve around the child’s best interest. While public policy favors the active and consistent involvement of both parents in a child’s life,
Social media use has grown significantly throughout the past two decades, changing nearly every aspect of people’s lives. Despite the various benefits that social media brings, it also has a high potential for adversely impacting emotions, relationships, and family dynamics. These negative repercussions are often highlighted when spouses use social media to
Custody can be a complex and emotionally-charged issue, regardless of your marital status. Unfortunately, even as society progresses, the process of seeking custody rights for unmarried fathers can feel even more complicated. Nevertheless, it’s important to remember that unmarried fathers do have legal rights. If you were unmarried at the time your
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
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