Q: How do I obtain the case number for the termination of parental rights?
A: Review the adoption materials that you have. The termination should be mentioned somewhere as part of the adoption application. If this does not work you can also try the following:
(1) you can call the courthouse (ideally the courthouse where the termination occurred) and ask for help with the case number. Make sure to have the names of the parties, year of the termination, and (if possible) the county where this occurred. This is free.
(2) any attorney in Colorado should also be able to pull up the case based on the same information listed above for the Clerk's Office at the applicable courthouse. The attorney will likely charge for the time required to do the search. If you decide on this you should pay no more than $50 for the search.
A: The easiest way is to call up the clerk and ask for the case number. You should have the names of the parties ready.
A: If it is a case you are involved in you should call the courthouse where the case rests. If you are a party to the case, the clerk may give you the case number. If not, they will not. Some places do require people to come to the court, in person, to show ID before they give them any information on this type of a case.
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