Many residents of Broomfield and the greater Denver area are no doubt preparing for the major holidays that are upcoming in the next several days. Likewise, this is the time of year when Colorado parents may start looking ahead to 2020 and planning vacations, holidays and the like. For those who are parents raising children separately, this time may be a good opportunity to review how holiday parenting time works in Colorado.
Most parents in Broomfield and throughout the greater Denver area hope that, after going through the pain of a split with their child's other parent, things will go relatively smoothly when it comes to parenting time and issues related to child-rearing.
Especially in today's economy and cultural environment, many people may need to move with their kids at some point in their lives. These moves often may involve going to another town, a neighboring state or even to another part of the country altogether.
The allocation of parental responsibilities, which is Colorado's name for child custody and parenting time, will ordinarily involve both parents having some decision-making authority over and time with their children.
After a divorce or separation, at least one of the parents usually moves out of the family home, so a decision must be made about how much parenting time the children should have with each parent. Legal rules and legal standards exist that govern how these kinds of child custody decisions are made. This blog post will provide some basic information on how child custody decisions are made by family law courts in Colorado.