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…

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14 Nov: How Can I Keep My House In My Divorce Case?

I get asked that question a lot. How can I keep the house because in order for you to keep the home you’re going to have to be able to refinance that mortgage and remove the other party from liability on the loan. You can’t keep the home and also keep the other person responsible on the mortgage for any sort of extended period of time. So that’s the first thing to ask yourself is…

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31 Oct: Do I Need to File For Divorce in the State That I Got Married in?

  Do I need to file for divorce in the state that I got married in? No, you don’t. You need to file for divorce in the state where you presently reside. In Colorado, you need to have been here for at least three months essentially before you can file for divorce. So you need to file in the state where you presently reside. It doesn’t really matter that if you got married in a…

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29 Aug: What Is A Temporary Custody Order?

  What is a temporary custody order? So, when a case is filed there will be an initial status conference set and the court will want to know whether or not you need to have temporary orders entered into your case. Temporary orders address custody issues while we’re moving forward towards our final hearing, so a temporary custody order can be one of two types. The first type is a stipulation in other words it…