Denver, CO asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Colorado

Q: 50-50 custody, ex just packed up our 12-yr-old's belongings and told me to come pick her up, which I did. Do I need to

File for change of parental responsibility? On arrival, I recorded our conversation for proof that this is his decision.

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Sabra M. Janko
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: You can move to modify. You are also entitled to a retroactive change in child support for an agreed-upon change of parenting time.

Paul Morgan Gaide
Paul Morgan Gaide
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: If your child's father is certain that he wants a long term change in parenting time, and the same is in the best interest of your child, the least expensive and quickest manner to achieve a Court's recognition of the change is to enter into a Stipulation to Modify Parenting Plan and submit the same to the Court for an Order adopting the same, as being in the best interest of the child.

You may have to weigh whether to seek a change in child support, and if so, now or at a later date.

I hope this helped.

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