Post-decree Modifications of Parenting Time

Colorado Revised Statutes 14-10-129 states that with some very important exceptions and limitations, “the court may make or modify an order granting or denying parenting time rights whenever such order or modification would serve the best interests of the child.”

A motion to modify parenting time is handled differently depending on the county that the court exists in, but generally when a person files a motion to modify parenting time, so long as the court accepts the request and allows the matter to proceed, the court may issue a case management order directing that the case will be reopened and specifying how the matter will proceed.  Typically, a court date will be set or instructions on how to set the first court date will enter.

When that happens, the parties may have the opportunity to request the appointment of a child and family investigator or other relevant experts in the case, and the court may order mediation to occur.  Certain deadlines may enter very quickly, and it is important to discuss your case with an attorney who regularly practices in the county that your case is in, to ensure that all necessary actions are made, and how to best strategize the case from that point forward.

As we have stated previously, Town & Town LLC is situated in Douglas County, and is conveniently located to handle matters in Douglas, Arapahoe, Elbert, Jefferson and Denver counties.


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