Colorado Non-Married Parents Allocation of Responsibilities
Even if two parents have never been married, they both still retain rights similar to those enjoyed by parents who were once married. Additionally, they can still seek a legal agreement dictating the custody (parenting time, decision-making) of their child—this is what is called “Allocation of Parental Responsibilities”. After one party files a petition to gain/modify custody, the process will then follow a path similar to a custody dispute in a divorce case: both parties must disclose financial information, and unless an agreement can be reached, the Court will determine (in a hearing or series of hearings) the final order allocating these responsibilities.
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