Grand Junction, CO asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Colorado

Q: My sons bio dad and I never lived together but were married, after my dunk turned 11 months. He started getting parentin

Time, every other weekend, then he wanted almost every holiday after he was two, not he wants every weekend. He doesn't live in the same town as me, expects me to drive my son halfway and pick him up, he pays 250 a month which doesnt cover gas and daycare. He was never named father nor ever proved paternity, nothing is court ordered. Can I tell him no more unless he picks up, drops off, and only every other weekend?

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John Hyland Barrett III

  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Since there is no court order, you and the father are free to make whatever agreement you want. It is common for the parents to share the travel responsibility for parenting time. If a court were to have to decide the parenting time, it will try to come up with a schedule that is in the child's best interests. It may not involve every weekend, but is not likely to be just every-other weekend. Also, the child support could be reviewed to see if it comports with the child support guidelines.

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