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Grandparents’ Rights In Colorado
While many states ignore the important role a grandparent plays in a child’s life, Colorado is not one of those states. Colorado law provides grandparents and other third parties standing to seek the allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time with minor children in certain specific instances. Colorado law may provide grandparents with rights to ensure they continue visitation rights with a child, regardless of death or divorce of the child’s parent. An analysis of whether or not a grandparent may seek parenting time with their grandchild is a complex analysis and usually requires the assistance of an experienced family law attorney. At Litvak Litvak Mehrtens and Carlton, P.C., we have many attorneys experienced in all aspects of third-party parenting time and custody cases.
Grandparents Can Take Action When Cut Off From Their Grandchildren
The Children’s Code and the Uniform Dissolution of Marriage Act both provide statutory language that has been implemented to secure grandparents and other nonparents parenting time and custody of minor children. Colorado certainly recognizes the importance of grandparents remaining an integral part of their grandchild’s life.
Factors In Determining Grandparents’ Visitation Rights
There are many factors and statutory criteria that must be considered in determining if a grandparent or nonparent has the standing to seek parenting time or custody of a child. It is always prudent to consult with an experienced attorney to determine how your particular situation may be resolved and whether or not you have the standing to seek parenting time with a grandchild. Call 303-951-4506 to speak with one of our lawyers.