Recent Posts in Child Custody Category

How to Prepare a Parenting Plan for '3-Parent Babies'?

A healthy baby boy was born in April of 2016 in Mexico following a method of conception involving a three-parent technique known as a "spindle nuclear transfer." The scientific procedure entails ...
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Is My Child Available for Adoption By a Second Parent?

By Carrie Eckstein Before an adoption of a child, the Court has to determine by clear and convincing evidence whether or not the child is available for adoption under CRS §19-5-203 . This could be ...
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Antonio Anduaga to Take Colorado Bar Exam Before Joining The Harris Law Firm

We are excited to announce that Antonio Anduaga, a Senior Law Clerk at the firm, will be taking the Colorado Bar Exam in February of this year. When he passes, he will join The Harris Law Firm’s ...
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Is a CFI or a PRE Right for Your Case?

By Carrie Eckstein When there are contested cases concerning the allocation of parental responsibilities, the court may appoint an expert to conduct an investigation. The most common experts are known ...
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Brad and Angelina Put Their Children First

The recent news report that Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, whom she married about two years ago, was a surprise to their adoring public. She has asked for physical custody of ...
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School Days and Your Parenting Plan

By Carrie Eckstein As the new school year is starting, it may be time to review your Parenting Plan. Some Plans call for variations in the weekly schedule, vacations, holidays, and for exchanges. ...
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Why Does a Parent Get Supervised Visits Rather Than Custody?

Disputes over custody following a divorce generally end with the best possible outcome for the child or children involved, even if that doesn’t always mean both parents get their way. This often means ...
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Anatomy of a Parental Responsibility Evaluation

In particularly contentious child custody battles, the court or either party may request a parental responsibility evaluation (PRE). This method allows an evaluator to research the case, obtaining ...
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Focus on Family: A Day at Pirate's Cove Family Aquatic Center

Coming up with outdoor activities for children can seem like a complex puzzle. The summer poses a particular challenge, trying to find fun activities that everyone will enjoy, while staying cool. At ...
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Trapped: Kids and the Lingering Aftermath of Divorce

By Rich Harris , Principal, The Harris Law Firm, P.C. and Angela R. Arkin , District Court Judge (Retired), Director of the Self Represented Resource Center (SRRC) David lays in bed, staring up at his ...
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Englewood Kids Enjoy the Great Egg Scramble

A little bout of snow could not keep the children from their egg hunt. Despite the event being postponed and moved, Englewood’ s March 26 Great Egg Scramble occurred this past Saturday, to the ...
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If My Ex and I Agree on a Change to a Parenting Plan, Do We Still Need the Court's Approval?

If divorced parents are in agreement with changing their established parenting plans, they can do so at any time. However, they will need to seek the court’s approval to obtain the modification. When ...
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4 Risks Social Media Can Pose to Your Chances at Custody

Using social media has become natural for many individuals in our society. Whether we accomplish a great task or lose someone dear to us, it inevitably appears on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or ...
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If I Have Primary Custody, Can I Move Anywhere Out of State?

Are you wondering if you can move out of state with your children, if you have primary custody? The simple answer is that it depends. In some cases, primary parents can move out of state with their ...
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Is Colorado Moving Toward a Presumption of Equal Parenting Time?

A bill making equal parenting time a presumption in Colorado was considered in the 2015 legislative session. The bill nearly passed but was opposed by the Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section. ...
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Non-Parent Rights to Children

At The Harris Law Firm, P.C., we receive many questions from stepparents and grandparents regarding rights to children. Individuals other than parents can have rights to see and spend time with ...
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Termination of Parental Rights

When it comes to raising children, parents have significant rights and choices they must make, but not everyone ends up parenting effectively. When it comes to terminating parental obligations, the ...
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Metro Denver Parenting Classes

Research has indicated that divorce itself is not the primary distressing factor for children involved, but rather the ongoing conflict between the parents and interruption in parenting time . The ...
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Colorado Divorce and Pet Custody: Who Gets Fifi?

When couples divorce, deciding what to do with the family pet can often feel more like determining parental rights than simply dividing a marital asset. In our hearts and minds, pets are not ...
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