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Child Custody in Colorado

First and foremost, child custody is about what is in the best interest of the child. The relevant statue regarding child custody in Colorado is § 14-10-124. The court uses several factors from this statute in order to determine child custody. Some of these factors include:

1.) The wishes of the child’s parents as to parenting time;

2.) The wishes of the child as to parenting time if the child is mature enough to express this preference;

3.) The child’s adjustment to his or her home and community;  

4.) The ability of the parents to encourage the sharing of love and affection between the child and the other party;

5.) Whether one of the parties has been a perpetrator of child abuse or neglect;

6.) Whether one of the parties has been involved in any domestic violence;

7.) The ability of each party to place the needs of the child ahead of his or her own needs.

Furthermore, the court prefers to award joint custody to parents because courts believe that it is in the best interest of the child for the child to have both parents as involved as possible. Child custody cases are cases of enormous magnitude and concern. If you are about to go through a case that involves your children and parenting time, you should hire an attorney experienced in these matters

 

Additional Resources:

Divorce Resolutions LLC, Colorado Center for Divorce Mediation 

National Center for State Courts Resource Guide

NOLO Child Custody FAQ

 Our Family Wizard

The Law Firm of Lindsey Daugherty, LLC FAQ

 

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