Parental Alienation & Hostile Parenting

What is Parental Alienation? Parental Alienation (PA) or Hostile-Aggressive Parenting (HAP) is emotional child abuse that leads to Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS), a psychological condition of the child.  It is a tactic used by one parent…

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…

Custody & Parenting

Colorado Child Custody & Parenting Time Parental Responsibility & Custody Law in Colorado Child Custody Law and Visitation in Colorado:  In Colorado, the terms Custody and Visitation have been replaced with Parental Responsibility…

Dependency & Neglect

When Social Services Intervenes The County Department of Social Services (DSS or DHS) intervenes on the part of the State when there is concern that a minor child or children are abused, neglected or at risk of not being cared for by their…

Move Away & Relocation

Removal Removal or "move away" is the situation where the custodial or primary residential parent seeks to permanently relocate out of state, or to a location a significant distance away, and take the children with them.  The parent left behind…