Child Custody Resources

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26 Jan: Factors The Court Considers When Determining Child Custody

What factors does the court consider in determining child custody? Child custody is based upon the best interest of the child. There are a number of factors that are set forth in the statute that the court would consider. One factor is, does the parent have the ability to support the relationship of the other parent with the child. This is a huge factor. Are you going to be able to support the other parent’s…

05 Jan: What Are The Rights Of A Father Who Is Not On The Birth Certificate?

If the father is not on the birth certificate, what rights do they have? You can file either a paternity action or an action for allocation of parental responsibilities. As part of that proceeding, if it’s a disputed fact you can ask that a paternity test be done to establish paternity with your child. You can move forward with a court proceeding. If the question of whether or not you’re the dad is an issue,…

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11 Oct: Which Parent Is More Likely To Be Granted Custody If The Couple Is Not Married?

There is no presumption in favor of either parent in Colorado. We’re going to assume that both parents of capable of parenting their child, and we are not going to presume that the mom is better capable of parenting the child as compared to the dad. We look, again, at what is in the child’s best interests. Just because you aren’t married doesn’t mean that you don’t have rights for your child. The court would…

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27 Sep: Should I Tell My Children About My Child Custody Case?

Well, yes and no. First off, children are going to know if you’re separating from your husband, or your partner, or your spouse. You need to talk to the children about the fact that mommy and daddy, or mommy-mommy, or daddy or daddy, depending on the circumstances, aren’t going to be together anymore. It doesn’t mean that either parent doesn’t love the child. You want to make the children feel secure. If there’s going to…

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20 Sep: What Should I Expect When Going To Court For My Child Custody Case?

First off, you should expect that the judge is going to expect that you’re going to be prepared to present your case. You need to think about logistics. In other words, if you are arguing that you should have the children most of the time, the judge is going to want to know whether or not you realistically can get them to where they need to be, when they need to be there. Can you…