Under Colorado law, relocation encompasses moving to another state with children. When considering one parent’s decision to relocate, the Court will base its decision on the best interests of the children.
Factors considered by the Court in relocation cases:
- Each parent’s past relationship and involvement with the child
- The child’s community and family ties
- Special needs of the family and child
- Quality of life at the current and new locations
- Each parent’s ability to facilitate the children’s relationship with the other parent
With more and more families moving in and out of Colorado, and Colorado families accepting new job opportunities across the country, it is imperative that you consult with the attorneys at Peak Legal LLC to understand your legal rights. Making a move across state lines without written consent or a court order could result in major consequences, including loss of parental rights and/or kidnapping charges.
Although relocation may seem perfectly sensible and logical to you, it is not a decision to make in haste. Relocation can drastically affect existing parenting time schedules, child support, and a parent’s relationship with his or her child. A judge will expect to be provided with proof that careful planning and consideration has gone into your decision. The attorneys at Peak Legal LLC specialize in preparing you to present a viable relocation plan as well as negotiating and, if necessary, litigating the issues to the Court.