Fort Collins, CO asked in Divorce and Family Law for Colorado

Q: what does my response need to say if my ex has filed a change of parenting time motion?

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Cindy Perusse
Cindy Perusse
Answered
  • Denver, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: That answer depends entirely on what she said in her motion and the reasons she is asking for a change. There is no short answer to this question. You will need to consult with an attorney if you want to successfully challenge her motion.

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John Hyland Barrett III
John Hyland Barrett III
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  • Louisville, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Your response should explain why the current parenting time order is in the best interest of the child(ren). It should refute the factual allegations contained in the motion. You should get a lawyer to help you with this.

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Sean Maye
Sean Maye
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  • Denver, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: The Court always considered the legal standard of what is in "the best interests of the child." Your response should be crafted to describe how the proposed change to the parenting time plan is or is not in "the best interest of the child."

That said, this is a very simple answer for what is often a very NOT simple assessment by the Courts. You would be best served by consulting with a family law attorney who can help you craft the strongest argument and response to the Motion.

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