Which parent gets the custody of the children?
There are not set rules on who will automatically get custody of the children. There are statutory factors that the court has to consider when making any decisions regarding joint children of the parties.
What does Parental Responsibility mean?
In Colorado, the term parental responsibility is used to describe custody, which can either be joint or primary. [/toggle
Joint Parental Responsibility means that you and the other parent share equally in overnight visitation with the minor child.
At what age can a child decide which parent he/she wishes to live with?
There is not set age limit in Colorado, as to when a child can decide which parent to live with. The court will consider the child’s wishes when the child is mature enough to express reasoned and independent preferences. That age can be around 12-13, however that is by no means a set age in Colorado.
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