Grandparent Visitation Rights in Colorado

December 6, 2018 | Bill Henry

picture of grandparent hugging their grandchild after winning visitation

In 2007 James Townsend played a pivotal role in changing the law regarding grandparent visitation in the state of Colorado. He co-wrote the Petition for Writ of Certiorari in In re Adoption of C.A., 137 P.3d 318 (Colo. 2006), the case that defines the standard for grandparent visitation today.

If your child is going through a divorce and you are deeply concerned about the welfare of your grandchildren, Robinson & Henry, P.C. attorneys can help you understand and exercise your rights regarding either visitation or custody. Often, grandparents seek custody in cases where the grandchildren’s parents are neglectful or absent from the home.

In Colorado, grandparents have certain rights regarding visitation and custody of grandchildren. Even if these rights are not pursued at the time of the divorce, they can be sought after years later. What the court will consider first and foremost is the child’s best interest.

To learn more about your rights, click here to read A Grandparent Colorado Guide to Seeing Your Grandchildren.

In order to obtain custody of your grandchildren you must meet certain specific requirements. The child must either not be in the care of either parent at the time when your case begins or the child must have been in your physical custody for at least six months, ending within the six months prior to the filing. Your Robinson & Henry attorney will be able to advise you of your legal standing in custody issues.

Make an appointment with our attorneys in our Castle Rock, Denver or Colorado Springs office to learn about your rights at (303) 688-0944.


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