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Grandparent Custody

21 Oct: Grandparent Custody and Visitation Rights in Colorado

In Colorado, grandparents do have the right for grandchild custody and visitation. There is a statute that allows grandparents to file a motion and establish their visitation in the county the grandchild resides. However, this can be difficult. The motion must be filed as an underlying action under such things as dissolution of marriage between the grandchild’s parents or an Allocation of Parental Responsibilities proceeding. Due to the need for a filed motion, grandparents are…

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04 Oct: What To Do When Dealing with Parental Kidnapping

What is parental kidnapping and what should you do if it happens? Parental kidnapping is essentially what it sounds like and is no different from any other kind of kidnapping. In this case, a parent is seeking to take the children away from their legal guardian, hold them secretly, and prevent you from asserting your parenting rights. Colorado passed an act which attempts to address a parental kidnapping scenario before it can escalate to a…

01 Oct: What Are My Rights As An Unmarried Father?

Navigating the legal system for child custody as an unmarried father can be challenging. Several factors need to be considered when evaluating rights and responsibilities for fathers and families. It’s important to know which documents and regulations apply for your situation and location of residence.  Every situation is unique and our experienced team of experts can help you create a customized plan to fit your needs. First, we need to look and see whether or…

14 May: The Cost of Divorce or Child Custody Cases

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04 May: What Are Common Mistakes Made During the Divorce Process?

What are common mistakes made during the divorce process? The biggest mistake, quite frankly, that people make is not seeking out legal advice. Maybe you don’t have the money to hire an attorney to represent you through all stages of the process, but you should definitely do at least one consultation with an attorney to discuss your rights and liabilities moving forward. Please come in and see me. I can do a consultation with you…