Colorado Grandparents’ Rights—Child Custody and Visitation
In the state of Colorado, grandparents do not automatically have rights to custody or visitation of their grandchildren. The courts cannot dictate with whom children must spend time when their parents are married or unmarried; however, grandparents may petition the court for reasonable visitation in some circumstances.
Colorado Grandparent Child Visitation
Visitation rights are not automatically granted to grandparents upon the dissolution of their child’s marriage or when the family living arrangements otherwise change. Grandparents must be able to demonstrate that spending quality time with their grandchild is in the best interest of the child; this is where representation from an experienced family law attorney becomes imperative.
Colorado Grandparent Child Custody
While many grandparents seek visitation rights with their estranged grandchildren, there are some instances where grandparents may seek child custody rights. These situations include things like:
- If the child is removed from the parent’s home by the authorities, grandparents have preference in their grandchild’s custodial arrangement
- A grandparent with actual physical care of the child can petition the Court for a child custody modification.
- A grandparent who had physical care of the child for at least 180 consecutive days can petition a Colorado family court for custody.
If you would like to fight for your rights as a grandparent to child custody or visitation, it is imperative to contact an experienced family law attorney as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can help explain your rights under Colorado law and provide you with the advice and support you need to make informed decisions about your case.
Additionally, if you are a grandparent with child custody rights and are facing a modification of custody orders, it is of utmost importance to secure experienced legal representation as soon as possible.
Contact Gordon N. Shayne for Experienced Legal Representation
Gordon N. Shayne has been helping families through difficult legal matters for over 30 years. He possesses the skill, insight and experience to protect the rights and interests of children affected by divorce and other changes in family living arrangements. Gordon is committed to providing you with the kind of legal representation you deserve—with effective leadership, artful persuasion and an ability to apply the law to further your goals and objectives as a grandparent.
If you are a grandparent with child custody rights or want to seek visitation rights, contact Gordon N. Shayne for the aggressive and experienced legal representation you need and deserve.
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