Denver Emergency Motion Lawyer

If you are concerned that your children are in imminent physical or emotional danger, you can file a Motion to Restrict Parenting Time or Parental Contact.

Courts are required by law to rule on a Motion to Restrict within 14 days of filing. During the 14-day period, any Parenting Time will be supervised by an unrelated third party the court finds suitable or a licensed mental health professional.

A court may only restrict a party’s parenting time if the parenting time would “endanger the child’s physical health or significantly impair the child’s emotional development.” The court must specify on the record the factual findings supporting the restriction.

Both parents are initially entitled to parenting time with their children unless parenting time would “endanger the child’s physical health or significantly impair the child’s emotional development,” the same standard used to determine parenting-time restrictions. The court initially allocates parenting time based on the “best interests of the child.”