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Defining ‘Parental Responsibilities’ in Colorado

In Colorado, the term “parental responsibilities” is used in place of child custody. Colorado’s parental responsibility law can be found under C.R.S. 14-10-124. Under Colorado law, the general assembly believes that it is in the best interests of all parties to encourage frequent and continuing contact between each parent and their children after the parents separate or get a divorce. In order to accomplish this, the general assembly urges parents to encourage love, affection, and frequent contact between …

Will Moving Out Impact Child Custody?

When a married couple decides to divorce, one of the first questions will be, “Should one of us move out of the family home?” If the marriage has broken down due to a recent affair, or because the constant arguing has become unbearable, emotions can run high, and living under one roof may seem impossible. This question of moving cannot be taken lightly, especially if you’re thinking about moving out and leaving your kids behind. That …

Establishing Paternity in Colorado

Sometimes parenthood is a planned event, and sometimes it’s not. Either way, once you become a parent, your life will never be the same. What if the parents are not married? How does the mother get the father to help? “Paternity” refers to establishing who the legal father is of a child. When a child’s parents are married, paternity is not an issue because the law assumes that the husband is the child’s legal father. …

Frequently Asked Questions About Child Custody

Do you have questions about child custody in Denver? At Jones Law Firm, PC, we have provided a list of frequently asked questions about child custody in Colorado. We encourage you to continue reading the questions and answers below to obtain valuable information. If you need further assistance with your divorce or child custody case, please contact a Denver divorce attorney from our firm for assistance. What is a parenting plan? A parenting plan addresses all of the issues which …

Bode Miller Granted Custody of Son for Olympics

Five-time Olympic medalist will be taking his infant son with him to the Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The famous skier has been in a messy custody battle with his ex over their nine month son. Miller and his ex Sara McKenna have been in a cross-county battle over their son, since McKenna relocated to New York from California to pursue her bachelor degree. The parties met in New York this week and with compromises on …

How to Enforce Your Court Ordered Parenting Time in Colorado

Unfortunately many client’s walk into our office upset because their co-parent is refusing to let them exercise their Court ordered parenting time. Even more discouraging, many of these clients are already worn down by their initial custody dispute. And they feel like they have no hope in ever achieving a stable parenting time schedule with their ex. The good news is that the hardest part is already over. The court has already determined that parenting …

Japan is Joining Child Custody Treaty

Japan is joining an international treaty to help resolve cross border child custody disputes. It could happen by the end of this year since it has already been approved by parliament. The 1980 Hague Convention governing the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction outlines rules and procedures regarding the custody of children, under the age of 16 years old, whose parents reside in different countries. There are currently 89 members of this treaty. A bill …

Reggae Singer Mr. Vegas in Child Custody Dispute

Reggae Singer Mr. Vegas in Child Custody Dispute Dancehall Reggae singer, Mr. Vegas, had his child custody case postponed once again when the mother of his two-year-old daughter failed to show up in court for the third time. The case is being heard at the Bronx County Family Court in New York and has been continued until September 17. An arrest warrant was issued for missing mother, Shellian McBayne, by New York law enforcement last …

Grandmother Awarded Custody of Her Grandchildren

In Corpus Christi Texas, a grandmother will be given custody of her four grand children after her son, Ryan Sanders, and his wife, Heather Sanders, were found homeless on a beach. Beth Davis has overseen the children’s medical care since the arrest. The Sanders were not in court when Judge Brent Chesney decided if the children should remain in the care of Child Protective Services or be given to their grandmother. The Sanders’s attorney says photos or …

Good News for the Psychological Parent

A recent decision by the Colorado Court of Appeals is good news for those seeking parental responsibilities. In re the Parental Responsibilities of M.W. the Court found that a psychological parent could be granted parental responsibilities under C.R.S. 14-10-123(1)(c) without having to show that the child’s biological parents are unfit. In this case the biological Mother’s boyfriend, who was present when the child was born and who lived with the minor child until she was two years …

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