HELP WITH CHILD CUSTODY VISITATION RIGHTS
In Colorado, the law allows both parents to have time with their children, rather than giving sole custody to one parent. One parent is generally designated as the primary residential parent, and the other parent is granted parenting time. At Novo Legal, our experienced attorneys believe in keeping the best interest of the child at the forefront of all negotiations and coming up with a fair plan for child custody visitation.
DETERMINE PARENTING TIME (VISITATION)
When determining parenting time (also known as visitation), factors that are considered include day to day schedules, drop-off or pick-up arrangements, and vacation or holiday schedules. The decisions surrounding these factors are always made with the best interest of the child in mind.
The court will also consider other factors for parenting time including, but not limited to:
- The wishes of the child if he/she is mature enough to express preferences
- The wishes of the child’s parents
- Adjustment to the child’s school and home
- The relationship between the child and other family members who may affect the child’s best interest
- Physical proximity the parties have to one another related to practical considerations of parenting time
- The ability each party has to place the child’s needs above their own
Modifying and Enforcing Parenting Time
CHILD CUSTODY RELOCATION
Sometimes throughout the course of a child custody visitation order, one parent may decide to relocate outside of Colorado. If this happens, the parenting time of the other parents can be affected. In most cases, Colorado courts must grant consent before a parent can relocate a child to another state. Novo Legal can help you navigate the legal issues that will arise in a relocation.