Castle Rock, CO asked in Family Law for Colorado

Q: Is an Intent to File Parenting Plan Changes signed by both parties and notarized an enforceable temporary order?

My daughter's mother and I have a parenting plan. We mutually agreed outside of court that some of the items needed to be changed such as switching bi-weekly visits from one overnight to two overnights. We drafted an intent to file parenting plan changes and the document is notarized but never filed with the court. Is this consider enforceable/ a temporary order until it is filed? Am I able to file this intent without the mother being present?

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

A: Your agreement can not be enforced as a court order until/unless the court approves it and makes it an order of the court. You should be able to file it on your own.

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