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Child Custody & Parenting Time Archives

You can still make decisions, even with limited responsibility

Colorado no longer uses the word custody when referring to a parent's time with a child, instead calling it parental responsibility. The idea is the same, but the change in terms opens the door for two different types of responsibility, which are:

How can I help my child cope with divorce?

It's easy to get focused on the property division and child custody aspect of the divorce. However, if you have children as a result of the relationship, it's important to keep them at the forefront of the process and be prepared to handle their emotional needs as they navigate the divorce as well.

Compromise is often best in child custody cases

Child custody matters are often very difficult matters for parents. The child's best interests have to be placed at the heart of the case. But, what happens if the parents don't agree on what is in the child's best interests? In some cases, the parents might have to turn to the court to have the court decide what is in the child's best interests. We know that the thought of having to go through a child custody case isn't a pleasant one, but we are here to help you through it.

Colorado Court of Appeals to hear case involving 6-year-old

The Colorado Court of Appeals is set to hear a case involving a 6-year-old girl with dual citizenship in both Latvia and the United States. The girl was apparently visiting Denver, Colorado, with her father when he died of a heart attack. The girl's mother had also died shortly after her birth. The father's will states that guardianship of the child was to be transferred to the girl's nanny who had been living with and taking care of her for the majority of her life. According to reports, the girl also called the nanny "Mommy."

How important is a clear parenting time plan?

Establishing a schedule or plan for parenting time is extremely important in custody cases. Children need structure, and knowing when they are going to see which parent and how long the parenting time will be allows them to feel more control over the situation. How your parenting time plan is set up, however, largely depends on your individual circumstances and what is deemed in the best interests of the children.

Presumption of paternity and paternity fraud

While it may seem like paternity is only an issue for those who have never been married, it is really at the heart of any child custody issue. Many people are surprised to find out that even if a child is not biologically theirs, they may still have to pay child support. It's important for those going through a divorce with children to understand how the presumption of paternity works and why it matters.

Helping your child process a divorce

Most people would agree that going through a divorce is a difficult time for all involved, regardless of the particulars of the situation. However, divorces are often hardest on the children who don't understand what is happening or why. They can be very confused and anxious about what is going on. A recent study sought to explore this further.

Parental alienation: What is it?

Simply put, parental alienation occurs when one parent plots to negatively affect the other parent's relationship with the children. In many cases, it comes about because one parent is still upset with the other about things that happened in the marriage or divorce and is using the child as a pawn to upset the other parent.

What rights do Colorado grandparents have?

Too often, part of the collateral damage of a couple's divorce is their children's relationship with their grandparents. Of course, there are other situations like death, incarceration and illness that can tear families apart and leave grandparents fighting for the right to have custody or even just visitation, with their grandchildren.

Preparing for a stepparent adoption

While many families have difficulties at first adjusting to the changing dynamic when a new stepparent comes into the house, others find that things are working out so well they begin to consider the idea of a stepparent adoption. Before moving forward on this path, however, it's important to understand the requirements that must be met as well as how to tell if this is a good choice for your particular situation.

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