How do I get Full Custody of a Child? Denver, Colorado Family Lawyer


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How do I get Full Custody of a Child? Denver, Colorado Family Lawyer

Family lawyer Leslie Matthews summarizes the process of obtaining full custody of a child in the state of Colorado. For more information about filing for divorce, how divorce works, or any other family law matters in Colorado, visit us at

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Child Custody in Colorado

In Colorado, child custody is known as “allocation of decision-making responsibility” and “allocation of parental responsibility.” The allocation of responsibility is awarded by the court based on what is in the best interests of the child. When awarding parental responsibility, Colorado courts are not rewarding one parent and punishing the other. In Colorado, several types of parental responsibility arrangements are available, including sole responsibility, joint responsibility, or a combination of sole and joint responsibility. check to learn more.

Child Support and Visitation in Colorado

In Colorado, the courts follow Colorado Revised Statutes 14-10-115 as a basic layout of the rules for determining the amount of child support. In Colorado, if the non-custodial spouse violates the visitation order, you may file an order to hold him or her in contempt of the court. check to learn more.