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What Rights Does an Unwed Father Have?

These days, it’s becoming increasingly common for children to be born to unmarried parents. Since so many children are born out of wedlock (outside of marriage) across the country, legal questions have been raised about fathers, and the rights they have when they are not married to their children’s mothers. What rights does an unmarried father have to his children? In all states, not just Colorado, unmarried fathers have zero rights and responsibilities to their...

Can a Father Win Sole Custody in Colorado?

Thirty years ago, mothers almost always ended up with custody of the children in a divorce. This wasn’t just the case here in Colorado, that was the case nationwide. But fast-forward to today, and a lot has changed. Fathers are now getting equal consideration in child custody cases. Why the shift? One of the major reasons the family courts have changed their attitudes towards fathers is the number of women who are in the workforce. According to the U.S. Department of Labor,...

Father’s Rights

Do the Courts Prefer Mothers over Fathers? Historically, with parenting time following divorce, many believed children should stay with only one parent rather than jump back and forth between both parents. It was thought this was less impactful physically and psychologically on the child as a whole. Courts also tended to grant a majority of parenting time to the mother, believing she was better equipped to raise children. But today, a father’s right to parent...

Some Father’s Day Advice for Dads after Divorce

Father’s Day originally began as a way to honor a single parent named William Smart. His daughter, Sonora Dodd from Spokane, Washington, thought to create a day to celebrate fathers, thinking about all her father had done for her. Her mother had died and William took care of all his six children on his own. During a church sermon in 1908, while a priest rambled on about Mother’s Day, she thought about the importance of...

Deion Sanders Fights For Fulltime Fatherhood

Hall of Famer and NFL Analyst, Deion Sanders, has been in a battle far more intense than anything he ever experienced on the grid iron. Deion claims that disparaging remarks posted by estranged wife, Pilar Sanders, have cost him between $500,000 and $750,000 in endorsements. “It damages when someone’s lying, especially about spousal abuse.” Deion exclaimed from the witness stand. “My income has gone down tremendously. I can’t afford this mess.” Furthermore, Deion is questioning...

Parental Rights Of The Father

Under the Colorado divorce laws, the courts cannot and do not automatically favor the mother when it comes to custody of the children. The courts take the welfare or best interests of the child into consideration when it decides parenting time. The father is allotted parenting time, which indicates how much time they can spend with their child. Unless parents reach an agreement, these times are set by the courts and in the best interest of the child....

How to Enforce Your Court Ordered Parenting Time in Colorado

By: Hannah Jannicelli, Esq. Unfortunately many men walk into our office upset because their child’s Mother is refusing to let them exercise their Court ordered parenting time. Even more discouraging, many of these men are already worn down by their initial custody dispute. And these men 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...

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