Parental Alienation & Hostile Parenting

What is Parental Alienation? Parental Alienation (PA) means that the child has become enmeshed with one parent (the preferred or alienating parent) and has rejected a relationship with the other parent (the target parent) without legitimate…

Parental Responsibility Evaluation (PRE)

Parental Responsibility Evaluations (custody evaluation) may be requested in all custody cases.  The appointment of a PRE is governed by C.R.S. § 14-10-127 and is in the court's discretion upon request or either or both parties, or upon the…

Child & Family Investigator (CFI)

A Child and Family Investigator ("CFI") is appointed by the court in proceedings that involve allocation of parental responsibilities (divorce or custody case) and perform a "mini" evaluation.  The statute providing for the CFI appointment…

Parenting Time Restriction

In the event of imminent danger or risk to the child of physical or emotional harm by having parenting time or contact, a motion pursuant to C.R.S. § 14-10-129(4) can be filed with the Court to restrict parenting time.  The motion must be…

Parenting Plans

Do you want to be an involved parent, or a visiting parent? Although Colorado changed the laws to remove the term "Visitation" and replace it with "Parenting Time", it is still fairly common for attorneys, courts and mental health professionals…
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Mediation

Mediation is where the parties to a divorce or parental responsibility (custody) case meet with an independent professional to discuss and attempt to reach an agreement on the issues in the case.  Participating in mediation is in good faith…

Lawsuit

Civil Lawsuit - Tort Litigation When another person interferes with your natural or court ordered right to parent your child, one of your remedies is to sue them.  The person causing you harm may be the other parent, someone acting on behalf…

Enforcement of Parenting Time

Parenting time or visitation orders entered by the Court can be enforced through proceedings under C.R.S. § 14-10-129.5. The advantages of seeking enforcement through this statutory provision are not only that the person violating the parenting…

Fight for Your Right to Parent Your Child

Fight For Your Rights! You are the father of your child and he needs you to be there to love him, to guide him, to care for him and to show him that he matters to you.  You are a parent.  It is not always easy.  It is not always fun.  But,…

Enforcement of Rights

As a parent, you have the basic, natural, common law right to raise and parent your children.  These are the starting point rights of both parents; they are fundamental.  Once you separate from the other parent and request the family court…