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Grandparent’s Rights in Colorado Family Law

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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 Epstein, P.C., we have many attorneys experienced in all aspects of third party parenting time and custody cases.

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The Children’s Code and the Uniform Dissolution of Marriage Act both provide statutory language that has been implemented to secure grandparents and other non parents 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 Child Custody

There are many factors and statutory criteria that must be considered in determining if a grandparent or non parent has 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 standing to seek parenting time with a grandchild.