No one wants a divorce to happen and children to be alienated from family, but it happens every day. With the divorce rate increasing yearly, now reaching 50%, more and more grandparents are involved in trying to remain in the lives of their grandchildren. Divorce is often heartbreaking for everyone involved and the children are stuck in the middle of the situation. In Colorado, there are laws that help protect the rights of the grandparents and in certain circumstances, grandparents can file a petition for visitation. The courts will decide, after a formal hearing, whether these visitations are in the best interest of the child. The courts make their decision based on what they consider is best for the child. Grandparents that are in disputes over visitation rights or custody of a grandchild should contact an experienced attorney to learn their rights and discuss their best options.