If a Colorado court has determine that time spent with a parent may present either physical or emotional danger to a child, the court may order “supervised visitation”. However, in order for this to be decided, evidence of such danger must be presented in court. Evidence of domestic violence (even if there have been no convictions), psychological abuse, or alcohol / drug abuse may be presented to the court for consideration in a custody hearing, but it isn’t always appropriate.
With Father's Day upon us my thoughts this week are with fathers and their special issues when dealing with Colorado child custody. This article briefly highlights some history and current trends regarding child custody for fathers.