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Colorado Child Custody Law When Moving Out of State

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During a divorce or legal separation, custody right and visitation are given based upon the circumstances at the time. If you or your spouse have been given an opportunity to relocate and wish to do so, you will have to go through the proper legal channels to obtain a favorable outcome. There is a certain legal process which must be followed in order to relocate which includes reviewing your custodial and visitation rights.

Our Denver family law lawyer at Denver Family Lawyers can provide you with aggressive representation and sound guidance. Contact us now at (303) 225-3343.

Colorado Child Custody Laws for Relocation

Colorado family courts prefer to keep both parents close so that they’re involved in their child's daily life. However, if one of the parents chooses to relocate, such as move out of state, and retain their custody and visitation rights, they will need to provide a written notice to the other parent. This will need to be a detailed accounting of the reason they plan to move, where they are planning to move, and what the proposed new schedule is for visitation.

If the decision is left to the judge, they may consider the following factors:

  • The advantages the move proposes to the child's interests
  • The disadvantages the move proposes to the child's interests
  • The reason for the relocation
  • The parent's ability to stick to a new schedule
  • The child's relationship with both parents
  • The educational opportunities at both locations

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When you are facing a relocation, turn to our Denver divorce attorney at Denver Family Lawyers. We are familiar with the laws surrounding relocations between divorced parents, as well as unmarried parents who share custody.

To discuss your case in a free consultation, contact us at (303) 225-3343 now.

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