Brooklyn, NY asked in Family Law for Colorado

Q: What is "parenting time" in Colorado and is there a standard schedule for it?

I'm a paralegal in Arkansas and unable to find a parenting time schedule for my client's case. She was divorced in 2013, allotted sole custody with Defendant having liberal parenting time. Not familiar with Colorado law, at all.

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J. Adam Beckman
J. Adam Beckman
  • Littleton, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: In Colorado Parental Responsibilities are split into two pieces; parenting time and decision making. Parenting time is exactly what it sounds like it is the court ordered time a parent spends with the child. Decision making deals with who will make the major decisions in a child's life such as school, major medical, and religion. There is no standard parenting schedule in Colorado, parenting time is to be decided in regards to the best interest of the child in which the court will weigh 14 factors in determining a parenting schedule for each parent if the parents cannot agree on a schedule for the child.

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