Both parents share the obligation of support owed to the children, regardless if one or neither is ordered to pay “child support” to one another. Child support is a financial obligation to the children, but is paid by one parent to the other. The purpose of the payment is to aid in the care of the child, such as to feed, clothe, and house the child. Learn more about child support laws in the State of Colorado.
Divorcing parents often come to an agreement on custody arrangements. Parents will often share joint legal custody and work out a “parenting plan” that best suits the child’s circumstances. There are two types of custody in Colorado. Learn more about legal custody, physical custody, and the overall objective of custody in this state.
A relocation does not necessarily have to be a move out of the state. It can, and often times is, a move within the state. A “relocation” is, instead, defined as any change in location that would substantially change the geographical ties to one of the parents.
If a parent wishes to move a child to a new location as part of the initial custody determination, there are steps that are required by the Courts to do so.