If you are attempting to make changes to an existing parenting plan, the process can be long and daunting. At The Law Office of Stephan E. Uslan, Steve wants to make the process as easy as possible for you. The firm has been helping people in the greater Denver metropolitan area for nearly 40 years with their parenting plan needs.
WHAT ARE THE REASONS FOR CHANGING PARENTING TIME?
Dealing with child custody agreements can be emotional for both you and your children, and you may feel changes are in your child’s best interest.
Parenting Time Modifications May Be Made for the Following Reasons:
- The original parenting plan no longer covers your child’s needs as they get older
- You want to have your child spend equal time with the parents
- Your child may want to spend more or less time with one of the parents
- You may feel that the environment in the other parent’s home is unsafe, and an immediate change is necessary
- You may have to move away from your current home either further away in Colorado or out of state, or your child’s other parent may be planning to move. How will this affect your parenting time? Can the other parent delay or stop you from moving? Can you delay or stop the other parent from moving? How will this move impact your child?
- At the time that permanent orders were entered, joint decision-making was ordered. Now you feel that this is not working out
- You feel that the parent with sole custody is not making decisions that are in your child’s best interest
Colorado law has specific guidelines for modification of existing parenting time and parental decision-making orders. Working with a knowledgeable family lawyer in Denver can help you reach your goals effectively.
To schedule a consulation regarding parenting time modification, contact our Denver child custody attorney today at (303) 900-5346.
How Often Can You Modify Parenting Time in Colorado?
According to Colorado law (C.R.S. §14-10-129), modification can only be requested 2 years after a previous modification filing, except in cases when the child is in danger.
How Many Miles Can a Custodial Parent Move in Colorado?
While Colorado doesn’t provide a set limit of how far the custodial parent can move, it does stipulate that the parent is legally required to notify the other parent. This includes the reasoning behind the decision, where they are relocating too, and a modified parenting plan (C.R.S. §14-10-129). It’s important to note that this requirement would pertain to a relocation that is of a considerable distance that would greatly impact the parenting relationship.
The process behind the modification will vary based on if the issue is contested or not. For example, if the parents cannot agree on a new arrangement, the case will need to be heard in court. However, regardless if contested or not, parenting time and the custody arrangement will need to be modified in the event of a relocation.
Contact A Knowledgeable And Compassionate Family Law Attorney For Help
When you know you want what is best for your children, you get the best parenting time modifications attorney you can in Denver. At The Law Office of Stephan E. Uslan, the firm’s comprehensive family law experience can help you achieve the best possible outcome for your family.
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