In nearly every Colorado Springs divorce or separation, Colorado courts make every effort to look out for the “best interests of the child” when deciding on a child custody solution. Fortunately, many parents are able to agree on a custody arrangement and parenting plan without the court’s intervention. However, when a couple cannot agree, a Colorado Springs custody lawyer can help.
If you are a custodial parent and considering moving to a neighborhood that is a significant distance from the other parent, then you should ask a Colorado Springs child custody lawyer for clarification on Colorado’s procedure for Custody Relocation cases.
Some divorced parents often assume that they can be prevented from moving if the other parent objects. Relocation disputes are often decided by family court using standard custody statutes and Colorado case law.
Parental removal or relocation of children after an initial custody order is in place can be a difficult undertaking. In Colorado, new statutes are in place concerning child custody relocation, which have made it even trickier. Previously, the parent who spent the majority of time with the children was favored in these cases, but now both parents equally share the burden of proving which household residence would better suit their children’s best interests.